Shabby Chic Dollar Store Pumpkins

I had three ceramic pumpkins from Dollar Tree that I bought within the last 2 years.  The first is a white ceramic and the second is brown ceramic.






The third is a little orange pumpkin.  This year I really want very little orange in my home.  That’s not really a color that fits my style as my living and dining areas are more coastal cottage with a modern influence.  I started with the little orange pumpkin and painted it pink.  After the  pink dried, it was a little too pink. I added a whitewash of watered down white paint.









I then painted the bottom of the pumpkin and the leaf gold.









I dripped whitewash on the top line of the gold bottom.  I added gold polka dots on the pink top and black accents on the leaf.  When I put it in a vignette with gold jewelry, it really pops.







For the other two pumpkins,  even though one was white, I painted both with white paint. I didn’t want a shiny finish of ceramic white.  After several coats, I added gold touch ups and black accents on the leaves.








I added a strand of small pearls and it looks great.







The brown one was also painted white with gold and black around the leaves.









I made a vignette with my new chest of plants, candlesticks, and jewlery.













I will be using these little white pumpkins a lot in the next few years.









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I was raised in Tennessee but have lived in Florida for many years. Love my small home in the Tampa Bay area and its developing garden. My decorating style is eclectic - some vintage, some cottage, all with a modern flair. Pursuing a healthier lifestyle. Spent many years in social services but am happily retired.

31 thoughts to “Shabby Chic Dollar Store Pumpkins”

  1. Hi Carol, I’m glad to see you survived Irma, it couldn’t have been fun at all. It didn’t stop your blogging mind though, I like the pumpkin display you created, very crafty and autumnal. I don’t think I’ve ever seen an ornmental pumpkin that wasn’t a real one dried!

    Thank you for linking up with the #MMBC.


  2. So happy to see you up and running, Carol. I love all these creative pumpkins, especially being from the $ Tree, my mother’s favorite place. I really like the brown ceramic.

  3. Oh these look so cute! I wish we had that tradition in Australia but apart from it being Spring we don’t celebrate Thanksgiving. Thank you for sharing with us at #overthemoon link party and have a great week.

    1. You don’t celebrate Halloween? I believe it comes from the British Isles. I’ve met many people from other cultures who had never heard of it until moving to the US. It’s the 2nd biggest holiday in decorating in this country. Kids from other countries quickly love it and make their parents participate.

  4. Fun makeover! They certainly don’t look like the same pumpkins. 🙂 Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  5. I love seeing all the different ways people are decorating with pumpkins, especially since it’s not pumpkin time here in South Africa. We’re all about Spring blossoms and swimming pools right now 😉 I’m glad to hear that your safe after Irma Carol. It must have been so terrifying

    1. Spring is my favorite time of year so I enjoy other’s spring photos from around the globe while enjoying colored leaves from the north.Thanks for your kind words.

  6. How pretty, Carol! It’s fun to put our own personal touches on inexpensive pumpkins to have them fit in with our decor. Yours look lovely. Thanks for partying with us at Snickerdoodle. Pinning.

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