Halloween’s around the corner and everywhere I look, pumpkins are getting pimped up right, left and center and I love it! 🙂
So, inspired by the likes of sweet Catherine from Dainty Dress Diaries, who is all about upcycling and DIY, and the little competition Rustoleum are having on ‘pimp your pumpkin’, I have decided to give it a go myself!
I have of course, enlisted the help of Cisse, who has more or less done this without me really! lol
Got some plastic pumpkins (as really wanted to have them longer than a couple of weeks) from Country Baskets, who always have an amazing selection of themed things whatever the occasion/season, and started with straight off painting them in Rustoelum Chalk White Furniture Paint. After more than an hour later, the paint was still wet and the orange colour was dissolving into my paint so it became clear that plastic requires primer (dah), so have taken all the paint off and gone back to basics! 🙂
Once the primer dried, the paint went on beautifully! Did require 2 coats, but dried quite quick so didn’t need to wait too long! Also, have just had a trip out to Yorkshire Trading and saw Rustoleum actually do a plastic primer… Didn’t know that, that will probably be the right investment, although this one worked as well! 🙂
Wish I had a stencil for the metallic gold polka dots I have added in the gorgeous Gold Metallic Finish Rustoleum Furniture Paint, but to be honest, they weren’t that difficult to do! This gold shade is just out of my dreams, I want to paint everything in gold at the moment! 🙂 So, to stay true to that statement, I have gotten a little ceramic pumpkin – candle holder – from Hobbycraft, which at £4 was an absolute bargain and gave it 2 coats of gold paint and I absolutely love it!
I would advice going to the store to pick it yourself as the finish could be a bit rough, and you want to choose the best one you can, otherwise, if you can’t get to the store and have to order it online, a little sanding down should fix the problem! This didn’t require primer, the paint on directly, like a dream! And, ta da!!! 🙂
Beyond in love with the finished projects!!! PS: Have not applied wax yet, really love the texture of the paint without wax on it! 🙂
So, this is it, really enjoyed playing around with Rustoleum paint and have a few more projects in mind, which I’ll share with you soon! Painting things, upcycling is really addictive! 🙂 Try it, I dare you! 🙂
I leave you with a little peak at my fireplace area, on it’s way to being properly decorated for Halloween! 🙂
Until we meet again,