Painted Pumpkins – V2

My grandma totally inspired me last weekend to paint pumpkins. I bought a can of chalkboard paint weeks ago and I’ve been waiting for something to come along to paint it on.

Pumpkins!!

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Painted Pumpkins

At Thanksgiving dinner, my grandma had a craft station set up for the kids. She had each child choose a pumpkin to decorate as soon as they arrived. Then she set each child and pumpkin at a table with bowls of glitter, eyeballs, sequins and pots of paint. The kids loved it and it was so nice to see them all spending time with their great grandma.  All cousins, big and small were helping – her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

My grandma is one of the best DIYers that I know. When I was a kid and I used to visit her in Florida, we would spend hours at craft stores and then come home and make everything from wreaths, scrunchies, painted shoes and shirts.  I loved it!

Here are some of Grandma’s art “students” hard at work:

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Eason pumpkin Grace P Owen pumpkin

 

 

 

Pull up a Pretty Pouf

Poufs are such a great addition to any room.  It seems that they are popping up everywhere from Target to Crate & Barrel to Etsy.com.

We have one in our living room to use as a foot rest and my son has one in his room which he uses as a seat/foot rest/cushion/play thing/place to stack books.  I remember when I brought the one in our living room home from Urban Barn, my husband sort of teased me for buying something called a “pouf”.  He is now the “pouf hogger” in our home during late night TV watching.  

You can’t help but love them. Seriously, if you don’t have one already, you could use one in your home.

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I found this one at HomeSense on Bloor Street today

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this is actually a dog bed.  I have one in my son's room for his reading nook.  It is perfectly comfy and cozy and doesn't look like a doggy bed when paired with some throw pillows

This is actually a dog bed. I have one in my son’s room in his reading nook. It is perfectly comfy and cozy and doesn’t look like a doggy bed when paired with some throw pillows. Found at HomeSense on Bloor Street.

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Children’s Patchwork Floor Pouf from http://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/wildtribe – perfect for a little girl’s room!

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Grand Knitted Pouf from http://www.anthropologie.com

Threshold Pouf at Target

Threshold Pouf at Target

I think the next pouf in my home will be a DIY….stay tuned for that one 🙂