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Rust-Oleum Painted Gourds

Rust-Oleum Painted Gourds

Chestnut Hill Reservation, Southborough, MA

While not a crafty person, I was inspired by the Fall colors in my Massachusetts backyard. So, I tried my hand at a simple, inexpensive project. I was hosting Thanksgiving for 23 after all.

Unless you want to drop some serious cash at online retailers like Grand in Road or Frontgate, most off-the-shelf seasonal home decor is uninspired.

I started by looking at websites like Pinterest and Houzz. There I learned that you can transform plastic, tacky bright orange gourds & pumpkins with spray paint. In fact, you can transform just about anything with the wide range of Rust-Oleum spray paint colors and finishes available!

Materials Were Easy & Inexpensive to Source

I sourced plastic provisions at Christmas Tree Shop for a few dollars each, and had Amazon Prime ship me Rust-Oleum Hammered Bronze Spray Paint and Rust-Oleum Hammered Silver Spray Paint.

Setting up operation on my driveway, I gave the gourds and pumpkins 2 coats, with about 30 minutes of dry time in between coats.

Rust-Oleum Painted Gourds

Source plastic gourds at a Christmas Tree Shop or Dollar Store.

From Orange to Better in About an Hour

It was a satisfying project. So satisfying that I started looking around my house for what else I could transform with Rust-Oleum Spray Paint. Next, I painted a glass topped matte black coffee table frame with Rust-Oleum Antique Bronze Spray Paint, giving this furniture piece a nod to the glam mid century modern pieces I was seeing everywhere.

Then, took my Thanksgiving pinecone name card holders up a notch and spray painted them with Rust-Oleum Hammered Bronze Spray Paint. It gave them just the right amount of natural shimmer bling for my holiday table.

What projects are your working on that feature the use of spray paint? How are you transforming and repurposing items in your life or solving a design challenge with this amazing product line? I’d love to hear about it, so drop me a note anytime!

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