Fall is my favorite time of year. I love all the warm earthy colors that it brings. It is so easy to make your home feel warm and cozy using pumpkins and gourds and bittersweet. Those big gourds get pricey though. I keep mine from year to year and paint them…I have the basket of gourds pictured for years now. Anyone interested in a class on how to paint gourds? How about making the paper mache’ pumpkin? Let me know, and I will schedule a class.
I love having a ton of these big gourds in the fall; but they can be very pricey. Here is a trick I learned many years ago. After the season is over, I leave them in the garage until the following year. They have dried by that time, and so I paint them to their original color and seal them with poly acrylic. Some of the gourds in this basket are over 10 years old!
The Advanced Painting classes will allow us to explore techniques such as Crackling, Stenciling, Striping, and other Faux Finishes. Can’t wait to get started?
I used Anne Sloan’s Provence and dark wax on this little table. This is the kind of thing we can do in a 4 hour chalk painting class.
Welcome to Decorating Magic Nashville. Exciting things are coming to the blog!