Nana Diana Takes A Break

Nana Diana Takes A Break

Friday, October 4, 2013

An Annie Sloan Chalk Paint BLUE Pumpkin? Surely You Jest!

What?
A Blue Pumpkin!
Yep-
Purty, huh?
It started out like this!
I mean, SERIOUSLY....
Who ever heard of a BLACK PUMPKIN?
No one- which is why I got them on close out 
a few years ago for less than a dollar each.
I painted it with Annie Sloan Old White
and washed it with Aubusson Blue mixed with  Old White.
After that dried I dry-brushed it with a bit more white.
I added some vines and greens to the top stem..
Here she is-dressing up the gate leg table 
that sits behind my love seat.
Kinda cute, huh?
Methinks I like BLUE and SILVER together.
 You think this is cute?
Wait'll you see what I did with THESE TWO orphans!
If you are very good and promise not to
BOO my BLUE PUMPKIN
 I just might show you how cute these look 
TOMORROW!
your photo name

52 comments:

  1. I love it. You probably knew that already though. Happy Friday!

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  2. Diana, The blue pumpkin looks very good on the tray. I would never have thought of a blue pumpkin....but it's very nice. Clever girl. xoxo,Susie

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  3. Very cute! I love all the unique pumpkins, but they are hard to find and expensive. Making your own is a good option!

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  4. Very pretty - perfect color choice -
    " I'm dreaming of a blue ........
    halloween "
    XOXO

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  5. I love your blue pumpkin and it is beautiful on the silver tray!

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  6. I like your blue pumpkin - I am so surprised that you thought of it - I never get ideas like this. I bet your home is beautiful.

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  7. I love painted pumpkins and I really love the blue painted one, it is just so chic, love it...Phyllis

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  8. I want one too.I like the idea of a pink one . Guess I will have to buy that paint today!
    Smiles, Dottie

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  9. I LOVE your blue pumpkin Diana!... so pretty!... can't wait to see what you do with the other two... I have seen so many different pumpkins I love on blogs this year... I want to make some now!... I have a stash of "marked down" ones as well... I think I'll do that today... it SNOWED here in the valley in the night and also the mountains!... yikes!... NOT ready for that!... make it go away!... xoxo Julie Marie

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  10. I LOVE it, Diana! I love it with the silver, too. I have been seeing bloggers painting pumpkins a lot this season and can't believe I didn't think to do it. I am definitely going to be hitting some clearance sales this year so I have some that I can paint.

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  11. Diana. You did an amazing job on that black pumpkin. It looks very regal sitting around your books and silver pieces. I can't wait to see the others and I am cheering over your talent..Happy Weekend..Judy

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  12. Wow! I really love that blue with your silver, Diana. It looks perfect in the vignette you've created. Very chic.
    Love you.

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  13. It's fantastic, Diana! Love, love, LOVE it :) Hugs to you!

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  14. well I think its beautiful, but I don't like black ones, great buy for you though, can't wait to see what you do with the other two!

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  15. How pretty those pumpkins are! I too painted some ugly looking gourds in White and now they even look elegant. I love white pumpkins, although there are none here in that color except for the classic orange tones with greens and specks. Honey thank you so much for your sweet and generous comments, you are one wonderful lady.
    xoxo

    FABBY

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  16. The blue pumpkin is gorgeous! I can't wait to see what you do with the others.

    Judy

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  17. Well look at you and what you have been hiding from us all this time. smile. It's gorgeous Diana and I'll be back tomorrow to see your other magic!

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  18. Love it. It looks like it is from nature even in the blue. It is really pretty Diana and I love it on the silver. Gorgeous.
    Kris

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  19. I am not sure if I like blue on a pumpkin. I am a fall person so fall colours are mine.

    So I truly like the fall colours.

    Sorry love but I see you have the
    whole crowd love your blue.

    So it is your pumkin. Ha.ha.

    You do what you like.

    Luvs

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  20. That is too cute, Diana. The color is unique, and it goes nicely with your silver. I've been seeing a lot of white pumpkins out there lately, and bought one for my home. I'll be back to see what else you've been working on.

    Oh, be sure to stop by and say Happy Birthday to Jess tomorrow!

    Love,
    ~Sheri

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  21. Very pretty and goes so well with your silver tray. Can hardly to see your other pumpkins.
    Have a great weekend Diana.
    Mary

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  22. I think that you love to paint. There is always some project that you are working on. Do you have a special craft room? My neighbor does.

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  23. I already KNOW I love blue and silver together! This is a really nice way to display your great handiwork!xo Nellie

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  24. I always say everything looks better with a coat of black paint.... But in this case, your correct a black pumpkin looks dumb! Very cute idea.
    xoxo

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  25. Omg, I think I finally figured out what you meant about the no reply. duh.
    Let me know if it's fixed now.
    xoxo

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  26. neat. I had some black pumpkins that were trick or treat baskets, wonder where I put them.

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  27. What a great way to make a black pumpkin, a pretty blue one!
    Sweet grapvine wreath that your little Sweetcheeks made :).
    The little table makeover is great and Love the painting you made of your children, trick N' treating!
    Warmly,
    deb

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  28. I do like your blue pumpkin! It reminds me of those greyish blue Cinderella pumpkins I see in stores.

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  29. This is so pretty and creative! I love the way you layered the paint; it adds so much character to a once sad pumpkin!

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  30. Next you will be showing me a orange one.
    Merle............

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  31. I love your blue pumpkin..Great look

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  32. Love your blue pumpkin Diana. It looks gorgeous on the silver tray.
    I've painted many a pink with roses and lots of white and yes, black too. I need to try a blue one now.
    Have a nice weekend.
    Hugs!

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  33. I love it!!! I have been dying to try painting pumpkins in blue and white. It looks so beautiful!

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  34. Such a lovely, sophisticated pumpkin. You did as good as Cinderella's Fairy Godmother! :)

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  35. I may have to go buy some paint and pumpkins. I wanted a few blue pumpkins for my dough bowl. Found them last year, but not this year. I think I've waited too long. ;-(
    Love this idea!

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  36. I would never boo your blue pumpkin. Blue is my favorite color on or off a pumpkin. Yours is just stunning. xo Laura

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  37. Thats awesome. So ambitious. I did finish decorating my porch but I bought everything. I have several projects I would like to get done but........well you know. Anyway yours looks like pewter in the pictures. Lovely job
    Janice

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  38. I kinda like the blue pumpkin....

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  39. Love it, what an improvement. Blue and silver is a favorite combination for me.
    Looks like that paintbrush is taped to your hand. LOL
    xoGinger

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  40. Who could BOO a blue pumpkin! It's is perfect with the silver and I think I just may have to copy you.

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  41. très belle couleur
    on la dirait en pierre
    moi j'en cherche une blanche
    mais j'ai beaucoup de mal à en
    trouver
    tendresse
    edith (iris)

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  42. OK, I was ready to be all skeptical about the blue guy, but he is pretty cute! I think I'm behind the times around here with my old orange and white ones. You're cutting edge, my friend!

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  43. Love it! I went on a painting rampage and painted all mine black and white (to match the kitchen decor) and blues, whites and greens for the rest of the house. Who says pumpkins have to stay orange? Love your pumpkin on that silver tray.

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  44. I really like that blue tone, too...and it does look great with silver!

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  45. kinda cute? kinda really cute, diana! this is my kind of pumpkin--just can't do the orange anymore:) enjoy your sunday!!

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  46. The blue pumpkin on the silver tray are perfect companions! I'm glad you transformed that wicked black pumpkin into a beauty!

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  47. Love your blue pumpkin Diane! Wish I had heard of her paint a few years ago.I tried using that spray paint that is supposed to work on plastic.Well it did not work on those pumpkins.I ended throwing them out!
    xx
    Anne

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