Friday, October 9, 2015

Chalkboard Pumpkins and an old Window

With Fall in the air now and the pumpkin season upon us, I decided to make some chalkboard pumpkins.  
Before: 
I found these faux pumpkins and decided they needed another look for Haollowwen, so I pulled out Starless Night by The Urban Rooster  and painted away.  After painting the pumpkins with 2 coats of the black chalky paint, I seasoned the chalk paint by rubbing chalk all over and then rubbing it off with a cloth.  This gave the pumpkins a smearing grey look.  I then decorated the chalkboard pumpkins.  







My daughter can now decorate them however she wants! 


I also created a chalkboard from an old window frame I found at the Flea Market.  I measured the frame, bought very thin plywood from the lumber store, painted it with Starless Night, seasoned it and wrote my October bucket-list items on it.  




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    1. Thank you Su-I think they are cute too!

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    1. Thank you Martina-I love how the pumpkins turned out too!

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  3. Your chalkboard is great!! I love the chippy white paint and large size. And I'd love some squash soup too!
    xo Sally

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    1. Thank you Sally-I loved the old window frame and wanted to do something with it so it became a chalkboard.

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  4. THOSE. ARE. AMAZING!! So much better after your special touch! They have such a spooky look and are perfect for Halloween!!

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    1. Thank you Benita-I love the chalkboard pumpkins now and that you can decorate however you want!

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  5. Love that long chalkboard. Wonderful look for Fall and think of the decorating possibilities with it for Christmas.

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    1. Thank you Sugar-the chalkboard will come in handy if it stays around until Christmas!

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  6. How fun! Love that large chalkboard!

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    1. Thank you Kim-it is a neat large chalkboard!

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  7. What a fun idea. I bet your daughter loves it. Blackboards are so great, so many styles and so useful as well as cute!..Happy Weekend..Judy

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    1. Thank you Judy-I thought my daughter would redecorate the pumpkins, but she has not yet!

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  8. I love how you transformed those ordinary pumpkins, very clever!!! I'm in a chalkboard mood now.

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    1. Thank you Betsy-I have been in a bit a chalkboard mood lately too!

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  9. Your chippy frame chalk board is so adorable. I've been following you for a while and love your furniture transformations. There is a new vintage link party Vintage Charm starting up this coming week on Thursday October 15th at 8:00 AM and I would love for you to join at http://www.bluewillowhouse.com. Hope to see you there.

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    1. Thank you Sharon-I will drop by and post!

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  10. How unique! I love this idea. It would be so fun to be able to change them up whenever you wanted. Love it.

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