Hey there, Sweet Friends, Happy Day! It’s Transformation Tuesday and I’ve been working on a few furniture makeovers, and a few more pumpkins.
There have been a few Turkeys in my house and Thursday you will see more of that, but today we are still talking about pumpkins.
Today, I’m showing off my Gilded Pumpkins. Have you seen them on Instagram? I posted them a couple weeks back with the Gossip Bench Furniture Makeover I did earlier in the year. You can read about the Gossip Bench here.
Today, I’m putting the Furniture Makeover’s aside and talking about my next favorite subject…….I’m talking about Gilding!
Transformation Tuesday…Gilded Pumpkins!
My son, Troy thinks I have “Pumpkin Fever!”
Does Pumpkin Fever ever go away??? Last month I showed off how I like to Decorate with Pumpkins, and the DIY Fabric Pumpkins and now we are talking Gilded Pumpkins. What I love so much about Pumpkins is that they transition so well into Thanksgiving. Do you like to include Pumpkins in your Thanksgiving decor, leave me a comment and let me know.
I picked up some plastic pumpkins aka faux pumpkins at Walmart this past weekend. You can purchase them here. I decided to gild them and also finish off the tops with a new favorite paint brand of mine called, “Paint Effect Paste” and I used the colors Mint Green and Brass, but any colors can be used. I love how it creates a bit of texture on the tops of these pumpkins. Now let’s get to gilding.
Pumpkins come in all shapes and sizes and even textures, like fabric, wood, metal, plastic and glass.
What I love most about Gilding is that it can adhere to multiple types of surfaces. Today, I’m going to tell you how to adhere the Leaf using the Gild to a Painted Plastic Surface.
There are Five Easy Steps to the Gilding Process:
- Apply Gild using a Paint Brush.
- Wait 10 minutes for the Gild to come to tack.
- Apply Leaf.
- Burnish Leaf.
- Use Dry Paint Brush to remove excess Leaf.
I think my new condition is, Gilded Pumpkin Fever!
I’m going to have to check with Troy to see if that’s a condition. Troy said a couple weeks back I had Pumpkin Fever and you can read about that here.
For these cute little pumpkins I decided to not just gild each, but to also add a finish to the tops with a new favorite paint brand by Prima Marketing Inc. On the pumpkin tops I used the, “Paint Effect Paste” in Mint Green and Brass. I love how it creates a bit of texture on the tops of these pumpkins.
Now Gilding can be messy, so you may want to pop on over to Grove Collaborative and pick up some of their earth friendly soaps in the yummiest of Fall flavors. I’m on auto ship for all of my household items and it makes my life super easy. Just click the link here to join the Grove Autoship Party, it’s so much fun. 😉
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Remember, when I shared “Why I hate going to the grocery store.” If you missed it, you can read it here. In that post I explained why the Grove Autoship is like a party!!!
Now, my son, Troy says, “Mommy, you have “Pumpkin Fever!”
Do you think it’s “Gilded Pumpkin Fever?” Leave me a comment and let me know.
Thanksgiving Tablescape Blog Hop!
I was honored when Chloe Crabtree from Celebrate and Decorate invited me to join her Thanksgiving Tablescape Blog Hop. The Blog Hop runs Monday, November 4, 2019 to Friday, November 8, 2019. Please check out the ladies who are kicking off this annual event. I’ll see you on Thursday with My Thanksgiving Tablescape.
Don’t forget to go out there and create some thing beautiful.