So I had found a sad and lonely pumpkin at the Dollar Store a few years ago for almost nothing. Really, it was like 35 cents because it was after Thanksgiving and it had an ugly chip in it, and it had some seriously ugly metalness going on. I forgot to take a picture before surgery, but here is a post-surgery shot.
Then it had a date with Dr. Valspar, our leading plastic surgeon, who taped off it's stem and gave it a big shot of less shiny color.
But apparently, it's so hard to stop once you go down that plastic surgery road. So back into the operating theater it went. This time with Dr. Krylon, who specializes in metallic alterations. Again with the painters tape.
Now here's a little pre-surgical advise. You want to make sure that your paint has cured before you go taping it up for another round under the gun, hitting that stem up with some silver prettiness.
I was pretty sure it was, but still, some paint came off of the pumpkin, which made it just distressed enough to make an appearance here on Donna's blog.
Remove all of the bandages and.......
Really, this was such an easy project, so keep an eye out for a sad and willing surgical victim after the holidays...or perhaps you already have one waiting in a box of decor somewhere.
A couple of years ago, I made this lovely project for less than $2 and posted it on my blog.....
|Thanksgiving Inspired Picture|
Stay tuned tomorrow and I'll be back with one more last minute Thanksgiving project that does not involve the spray paint doctors, but does involve some more elegance.
Thank you Donna for letting me get my blogginess on again and do a guest post for you here!
Oh, thank you, Danni, for stepping in to do a Thanksgiving post while I am busy moving my booths. The little Thanksgiving girl lives on in my house in a place of honor!
See y'all tomorrow when Danni returns!
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