Sunday, March 13, 2016


quick make over, pine cones, paint
While cleaning out the front yard, I collected a bucket of pine cones.

I decided instead of tossing them, I would use them.

The pine comes are not especially pretty this year.

I brushed them off.

And decided to paint them.

Rust-Oleum Navajo White and Krylon Cool Ocean Breeze.

I played around with adding tulle ruffles.

Decided it was too fussy.

The cones look lovely on the chest in front of the sofa in the late afternoon sunlight.

I plan to use them to stage my items at the Magnolia Ridge Antiques and Art Gathering.

Pretty, pretty.

Don't forget to mark your calendars for the annual Magnolia Ridge Antiques and Art Gathering!

See y'all!

My Etsy shop is on vacation so I can clean up a bit and clear out items lingering too long.

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  1. Pretty! I have often thought of painting pine cones but haven't yet! I saw some that were each painted a different color just on their flat ends. They were attached to a stick and then put in a vase. It really looked like a vase of zinnias!

  2. Love that Krylon Cool Ocean Breeze color. Just proving that pine cones are not limited to fall and winter decorations. Good show Donna.

  3. Is anything safe from your paint wielding hands? HA!

    Happy Sunday, Donna!


  4. Such pretty colors and the change is dramatic!!

  5. Love the ocean mist on the pinecones! So pretty! That event sounds like one I would love to attend! I'm sure it will be a lot of fun. Hope you have a great week. :)

  6. Love the look of them on your table. They add a nice coastal vibe. I can see them used in your booth display too. I used to paint pine cones but realized early on that it is a messy job. Love what you do.
    Is that show in North Carolina or South Carolina.


  7. The pinecones look pretty painted. Hope you booth does really well!

  8. I love painted pine cones. They look so pretty!

  9. I think these turned out great! Have you thought about using them to display business cards, flash cards, post cards, etc?

  10. So pretty, I love that shade. Sometimes we roll the pinecones in peanut butter and birdseed for the birds. My grand daughter loves doing that!

  11. Hello Donna, I am so glad you shared your blue today. The pine cones took on a new life with the lovely colors you painted them. Especially the blue ones. They make a great statement the way you displayed them. Clever woman! I mean it was quick. Smiling here.

    Happy Blue Monday and thank you for your kind words about Backyard Neighbor.

  12. Isn't it amazing to transform something beautiful and natural into something new and breathlessly beautiful! What an eye you have!

  13. O, those are really pretty and perfect for Blue Monday...

  14. Great idea and it is nice when people use things and not throw them away. You did good.

  15. I sprayed some heirloom white for winter and loved them. The blue is really cool. Sounds like a fun show! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  16. I never would have thought to paint the pinecones!

    Thanks for sharing.

  17. Just popping back in to say thanks for sharing your fabulous painted pine cones at Vintage Charm. Love them!


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