I took a trip to my local Goodwill on Saturday hoping to find a piece of furniture to restore. I didn't find any furniture, but I did see this pumpkin sitting in the front window priced at $3.99. I grabbed it immediately and put it in my cart! It's metal and has a stand in the back so it sits up straight. I thought it would look great in the front yard. It did look great, but it was missing something. It was too plain. It needed to be personalized!
I made a large "M" in Word and printed it out. I toyed with painting "Boo" or a pumpkin face on the pumpkin, but then I couldn't keep it out after Halloween.
The "M" all cut out.
Taped and ready for a sharpie outline.
What's a post without a pug in it?! This is my first love, Buster, also known as "Bubba". He'll be 14 on 12/31 this year. He's my craft/painting/sewing buddy. The only hazard in having a pug around while you paint...pug hair!
I had this black paint on hand from painting a counter in the bathroom in our basement (it was white with gold flecks and I really couldn't have made it look worse no matter what I did to it). I really wanted to use spray paint, but the curvy lines of the pumpkin meant I couldn't. :(
All finished and looking much better!
Adds a fall touch the the front of the house! It's a nice compliment to my "Hardware Store Wreath".
One last look. I love the personal touch it adds to the house.
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