I have found a new love…metallic spray paint! I really have to control myself because I want to spray paint everything in my house. I realize I am a little late to this party, but I am so happy I finally made it. Right now, I have extended my obsession from just the spray paint to these metallic pumpkins that I made for my Thanksgiving dinner table. They are so cute and fun, and they are at about the highest level of DIY that I am capable of accomplishing well. So, as I have said before, if I can do this, you DEFINITELY can do it!
My first attempt at this project failed miserably. I painted first and spray painted second, and I quickly learned that painters tape would take off all of the white paint. So, I scratched that and tried again. This time, I spray painted the entire pumpkin first, and then painted second. What turned out was amazing!
First, I used Valspar Metallic to spray paint the entire pumpkin. I thought I would make the most of having snow outside, and spray painted on top of the snow. I was able to shovel away any mess that I made!
After letting the spray paint dry for about an hour, I gently used painters tape to create a line around the middle of the pumpkin. Make sure not to press the tape on too firmly because it will take off a little of the spray paint.
Once I had my taped off line, I used Rustoleum American Accents Craft and Hobby Enamel in Gloss White to paint the top half of the pumpkin being careful not to paint the base of the stem. Once I peeled off the tape, I did have to go back and straighten out the line in a few spots, but nothing I couldn’t fix with the brush.
I love how they turned out, and with them being the perfect holiday party decor, I think I will hold on to them through New Years now!