I really love decorating with the “real thing” whenever possible.
Real pumpkins, real gourds, real flowers…you get the idea.
But, I live in Texas.
It is not always practical to decorate with the real thing.
#1. If I put that stuff out now, it will rot by Halloween.
#2. If I can actually find the real thing in stores right now, it will rot by Halloween.
#3. I don’t want anything to rot by Halloween and I’m a blogger and I blog about my home. So, that means, I must start decorating before the masses and before it actually gets remotely cool here.
So, that means that real isn’t practical.
And, if there is one thing people know about me…I’m practical.
That’s why I’m totally pumped about painting pumpkins and gourds and other plastic vegetables with chalk paint.
I’m telling you, it is a great transformation.
From plain, plastic-y and shiny to fab.u.lous.
I used Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Old White (for the top pumpkin) and French Linen (on the bottom pumpkin). I topped it off with a little bit of clear wax, dark wax, and then clear wax again.
It sounds complicated, but trust me, it’s not.
It’s sooo easy. You can definitely do it too.
What do you think?
Can you go fake this season?
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