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:

Musings from Kim K. said...

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

Susie said...

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

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

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

Suzan Sweatman said...

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

Elizabeth said...

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

Chatty Crone said...

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.

Phyllis @Around the House said...

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

It's Just Dottie said...

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

Julie Marie said...

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

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

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.

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

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

Debbie said...

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

Stephanie said...

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

Anonymous said...

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!

FABBY'S LIVING said...

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

20 North Ora said...

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

Judy

Something Nice and Pretty said...

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!

Junkchiccottage said...

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

sparkle100-havealook.blogspot.com said...

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

Red Rose Alley said...

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

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

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

Victoria's Vintage Designs said...

How pretty, very creative!!

Victoria's Vintage Designs said...

How pretty, very creative!!

Ruth Kelly said...

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.

Beth said...

I love the blue pumpkin!

Nellie said...

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

Simple Pleasures said...

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

Simple Pleasures said...

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

Jettie said...

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

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

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

Kelly said...

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

Betsy@ coastal-colors said...

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

Merlesworld said...

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

missy said...

I love your blue pumpkin..Great look

Anonymous said...

Very pretty in blue.

Celestina Marie said...

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!

Debi WeeFaerie said...

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

GratefulPrayerThankfulHeart said...

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

Sarah said...

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!

ImSoVintage Laura Walker said...

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

Bluebell Woods said...

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

Sue said...

I kinda like the blue pumpkin....

Ginger Knox said...

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

Maureen Wyatt said...

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

iris said...

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)

Pam Kessler said...

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!

Sandy said...

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.

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

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

lynn said...

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

Thistle Cove Farm said...

Dang, you are one clever gal!

Amy at Ms. Toody Goo Shoes said...

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

Anne said...

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