Patience is not my forte. And waiting for fall to arrive so that I could update our kitchen shelves to display a more autumn-appropriate display practically killed me. I almost died. It was a true near death experience. Sort of like how the wait for Christmas morning kills millions of kids world-wide. That darn Santa should be persecuted as an accomplice to murder.
This is how the shelves in our kitchen looked all summer long…
And now they look a little bit more seasonal
I updated the shelves with a specific color scheme in mind….gray (because our backsplash and wall color is gray), pumpkin orange (it’s fall y’all!), and minty green (to make things feel really fresh and happy).
I love the color combo in the kitchen. I love anything that makes my kitchen seem cleaner.
The painted pumpkins were actually a salvage type project. A couple of the kids at the pumpkin painting party had been a little over-zealous in their painting jobs and decided that they “messed up” and even after offers of washing off the paint and giving the pumpkins back clean and new-ish, the kids abandoned their ’creations’ and started on a spare pumpkin….so they left me with two small ‘kins that were adorned with smiley faces and squiggly lines.
Now…if that were my kid’s pumpkins with smiley faces and squigglies, bygoshdarnit, I would declare him a painting genius and proudly display them. But since they weren’t….well, most folks would do the same thing I did….repaint.
Both got coated with a metallic gunmetal gray and then I used a Sharpie white paint pen to make designs. This one I attempted to make it look like a doily.
And this one I am planning on giving to my friend who is in remission from brain cancer. She is my age and has one of the most amazing stories of commitment, love and faith that I’ve heard. Since the symbol for brain cancer is a gray ribbon (like the breast cancer has the pink ribbon), I thought it would be fitting to make the pumpkin gray and do lots of little “ribbons” to create a pattern.
Yes. My ribbons look more like cursive L’s but whatever. I tried
So have you been patiently waiting to decorate for fall? Any fun color schemes like minty pumpkin or do fun stuff like sharpie a gray matter or doily pumpkin? Anyone feeling not guilty for repainting another kid’s creation? (raises hand immediately)