White washed pumpkins are all the rage this fall! Use them to decorate your front porch, mantel, or even your entry way! You’ll be amazed at how adding a coat of paint can turn a generic pumpkin totally farmhouse chic. Here’s what you need to make this at home:
1. Craft Pumpkins (you can find one at any local craft store)
2. Chalk Paint (I’ve used both Rust Oleum and Valspar, both purchased at Home Depot )
3. An old rag (yay for repurpose projects!)
4. A drop cloth for your workspace.
5. a brush (if needed)
Let’s get to work!
To begin, pour a bit of chalk paint onto a paper plate. Mix in a little water with the paint to make it a little thinner. Watered down paint does tend to dry out a little faster, so make sure you work quickly to finish up your pumpkin project!
Dip your rag (or brush, whichever you prefer to use) into your watered down chalk paint and wipe it down the side of the pumpkin. You can experiment with different strokes, just remember that it dries fast!
Now that you’ve perfect the art of white washing a pumpkin here are a few great ways to decorate with what you’ve created:
At Home With the Barkers put their pumpkins in the kitchen!
Country Living has a whole list of ideas for decorating with pumpkins. But using white washed pumpkins as a centerpiece is definitely my favorite!
How are you decorating with yours this Halloween?