Tuesday, October 28, 2008

...Step Away From the Spray Can, and Noone Gets Hurt!

Here it is, approximately 9-10 weeks until Christmas,
and I am still creating Fall projects and tweaking my vignettes!
....Any excuse to spray paint! ~ I think it is becoming an obsession!
Hope you aren't growing bored with Fall as Coco seems to be! LOL!
I have just a few more projects to share.
I found the pumpkin below at the Goodwill last summer. Wanted to try my hand at a Monogrammed Pumpkin, so I spray~painted this one white, for a base.

Painted a "G" on it and created a Fall vignette on top of the TV armoire.
A couple of weeks ago, Ashley and I found the three pieces below at Goodwill. I don't know what they're called, but they certainly are versatile and add interest to a vignette.
(The brown piece was used above, on the left.)

I didn't care for the white finish, so I "washed them" with brown paint and then added them to my Fall vignette on the mantel. I know that "less is more," is the proper decor of today. But it just looked so bland and blah, so I have added to and tweaked til I finally am satisfied with it! :)

I also added "burlap" ribbon to the display above and under my pumpkin truck below. Found the brown maple leaf placemat at Wal-mart.

I think I am finally done! LOL!

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Thanks for the "Warm Welcomes" Back to Blogland! I feel so loved! :) I did miss you guys and am still making my rounds to get caught up!

I'm off to watch, It's The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown, tonight. The kids and I have looked forward to it for weeks!

Hope you are all having a great night! ~Rhonda :)

26 comments:

celestina marie said...

Hi Rhonda, Everything looks so inviting. What great ideas and love the inital pumpkin. All your fall vignettes are so creative. You sure have an eye for the details.
Blessings, Celestina
la rea rose

ksarra said...

GIRL, I love your fall ideas. And since I've spray painted just about everything I own, why didn't I ever think of painting pumpkins. I have some that are faded, and your idea would be perfect! "Talk" soon, friend!

Suzann @ Lavender and Roses said...

Your decorations are GREAT. I love white pumpkins and I am vowing to have lots of them next year!!

Simply Dandy said...

Hi Rhonda,
I am loving my fall decor. In fact I plan on leaving it up until after Thanksgiving this year...so you go right ahead and keep creating. I love your white pumpkin.

Hugs,
LeAnn:)

P.S. Hey, thanks for the comment on my paint color. I do love it. The Kilz paint at Walmart is only $21 a gallon.

Lisa @ Stop and Smell the Chocolates said...

It all looks great! I love how the monogrammed pumpkin turned out!

Becky said...

Girlie, did you free hand that "G" on your pumpkin? If so, I'm impressed. Your mantel looks terrific!

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Hi Rhonda,
Love the white pumpkin! I haven't gotten tired of Fall decor yet..gonna hate to take it down actually. LOL

I think the blogs I have looked at have been my inspiration since I really didn't do a whole lot of decorating before.
Diane

Natalie said...

That came out great! The burlap ribbon is the perfect touch.

I haven't seen that movie in sooo long.

Amelia said...

Loved all of the vignettes you created. I am with you 100% in that fact the less is not always best....as sometimes it takes a few more items to put over the top in looks.

I bet you have some Christmas ideas lurking in the back of your mind...don't make us wait.

Enjoy the week that God is giving you.

Kathy said...

It's nice to have you back, Rhonda! You are so creative - love your white pumpkin...Kathy

Cherry's Jubilee said...

I say keep on a spray painting! Everything looks lovely....I still just adore that truck full of pumpkins :) cherry

Sher's Creative Expressions said...

Coco looks like my Yorkie, Sr. Winston Churchill. . . in need of a trim ~ LOL.

I like what you did with that pumpkin. It's amazing what a little bit of paint can do.

Blessings,

Sher

nikkicrumpet said...

Love the monogramed pumpkin...everything looks marvelous! Can't wait to see what goodies you come up with for Christmas!

Happy To Be said...

Oh girl you have no idea how excited I got when I seen your name come up...I so remember you also from Rms..I loved your home and all your kind comments..I also love your blog very pretty and I have to put you on my list..does pickey know your back?? thanks for poping in...hugs and smiles Gloria

Bo said...

Hi Rhonda...it's so nice to meet you & thanks for checking out my blog. I LOVE the way you decorate! And those acorns are beautiful... they look so expensive... I can see right now I need to add you to my blog list because I want to come back really often to visit.
;-) Bo

Dawn said...

Your fall decorations are just lovely!!! You sure have an eye for decorating!!!

I didn't realize the Great Pumpkin was on (was it tv or did you watch the DVD?) I remember so well my mother letting us stay up past our bed time to watch the Charlie Brown specials. It is such a fond memory for me.

take care,
Dawn

Kristen said...

Love your style. Can't wait to see what you have in store for Christmas!

Michelle said...

everything looks great...love the monogrammed pumpkin...good idea! I'm still crazy about that truck!

Shelia said...

Morning, Rhonda! Oh, I just love what you've done. Keep on a tweeking, girly!! That monogrammed pumpkin is so pretty!! And the thingys your fixed up look so lovely!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

santamaker said...

Hi, I love your fall decor, everything is so cute, especially looove the glittery acorns, what a nice touch! I see you have a cutey patootie yorkie, so do I! I want another one for Christmas...I think my Duchess is lonely!
you have a lovely blog, I will be back to see more of you creative ideas!

duchess said...

Your fall displays are great & you do still have another month to enjoy them.;)

We watched Charlie Brown last night also - I love a classic.

Sincerely Yours said...

Morning Rhonda! I was so happy to see you stopped by!!!! I LOVE your mantel scape..we like the same things!!! Great great pumpkin idea! Keep em comin! Have a Happy Halloween (I still need to get candy but I don't want to eat it and we all know if it's in the house...)I hear ya about the less is more thing I keep trying but don't get there. I can't wait to be done finally with my dining room but I am moving much slower these days!!lol Be Good - Jeannette

Darlene said...

I absolutely LOVE all your vignettes....I am never with the less is more look....I usually am over-board with everything!..lol

ceekay said...

Your decorations are absolutely lovely! I love the initial on the pumpkin!

Nancy said...

Hi Rhonda, I tell ya, you are good, girl! I love it all, and that monogrammed pumpkin is my favorite!!!

Pearl said...

Just loved seeing all of your "Tweaking Talents" ... Everything looked terrific! I was especially fond of your white "G" pumpkin... Excellent Job!!

XOXOXOXO
Pearl