I love chalk-style paint for many reasons: 1) its easy to use 2) it sticks to anything and 3) its well-worn vintage feel. We all have seen chalk-style paint on furniture but… have you ever thought of all of the other things you can paint with it? What about a distressed pumpkin painted with Chalky paint?
Distressed Pumpkin Supplies:
- A white foam pumpkin – I started with a white 9″ foam pumpkin
- Latex paint in desired color
- Diva of DIY Latex Paint Additive
- Sanding block
- Paint Brush
Distressed Pumpkin Instructions
Mix up your Chalk Style paint using this recipe:
- 1/4 cup Latex Paint
- 1 T. Diva of DIY Latex Paint Additive
- 1/2 T. Hot Water
Mix latex paint additive into hot water. Stir until smooth. Pour your powder/water mixture into the latex paint. Stir until completely smooth.
I used Sherwin Williams Interesting Aqua to mix my Chalk Style paint. It is very close to Annie Sloan’s Duck Egg Blue
Step 1) Using a paintbrush, paint the chalk style paint mixture over entire pumpkin. Let dry.
Step 2) Lightly sand with a sanding block and apply a second coat if needed. Let dry.
Diva Tip: The pumpkin can be painted with 2 different colors and sand the second coat down to the first coat.
Step 3) Lightly sand with a sanding block. The amount of white you expose is completely up to you.
Diva Tip: If you can’t find white pumpkins, you can definitely use orange ones but keep in mind that you will see the orange from the pumpkin if you sand back aggressively.
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