Paint, Paint and More Paint….

First off…let’s start with the fact that my dining room table is covered with boxes……
Brown cardboard boxes…..
From Canada…….
With words and numbers on the outside….
Like “10 Flow Blue”, 7 Lucketts, 6 Typewriter………

Did you guess? You’re right…MISS MUSTARD SEED MILK PAINT is here!!!

Now the sorting and packing up begins! The button on my sidebar will be going away because it was for pre-orders only. Now you can go to my FB page and use the Storenvy shop. I’ve added in a 12 color sampler pack too for $62.00. ย  If you’re undecided about which color you may want…that’s still an affordable way to check it out.

Now, on to a small project. I LOVE spray paint. before I discovered chalk paint and then milk paint, I was a spray paint kind of gal. I think I was happier back then….maybe it was all the inhalants? Who knows? But now, seriously, I will waste DAYS, WEEKS trying to decide what to do with a piece of furniture! Should I use the chalk paint? Hmmm…maybe. Should I use the Milk Paint? Hmmm…maybe. I could spray paint it, like I used to…..But, I can’t really blog about that…..not in the midst of chalk paint blogdom….I might get hate mail.

So, days pass while I waste time looking at the pieces blocking my exit out of the garage, and waking up in the middle of the night and thinking about the furniture I’m NOT painting……


So, I’m focusing on smaller projects that don’t give me such angst
I found this wall sconce in the thrift store a couple months ago and as soon as I looked at it, I knew what I wanted to do.

Just a plain, black, metal sconce…..and a can of my favorite “metal” finish spray paint….hammered bronze


Much better.
As you see, it’s outside…on the back porch actually. Because I knew I wanted it to hold some baby pumpkins….
like this….

Isn’t that cute?
Of course, they can’t just sit there….they’ll fall off when the kids close the door ever so gently as they do……(snort)

Here’s where the wine habit I’ve developed comes in handy……..
(burp…excuse ME!)…
you’ve heard the phrase “stick a cork in it”..?
First insert a toothpick, then make a hole in the bottom of the pumpkin and…voila….

Three corks, three toothpicks and three pumpkins later……

Now add some pretty stuff…..

And then decorate the rest of the porch…..

And there you have it…….

I still have some spray paint left….on to a couple vintage folding chairs…..

after I sort all that paint of course……

One small step at a time right now…….

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  1. The back porch looks great! I love that! Great idea with the corks!

  2. That’s awesome! What a great idea! Too bad I just totally ruined the cork in the bottle of wine I just opened. Hey… I’m a beginner! LOL! Can’t wait until the paint ships! One of those Luckett’s is mine, all mine – and a Shutter Gray. ๐Ÿ˜€ I am so excited I can hardly stand it… Or maybe that’s just the wine on an empty stomach talking. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  3. I almost left a comment the other day making sure you were ok! Glad to see you posting again.

    Your porch looks pretty all dressed for Fall. Very clever cork trick too.

  4. This is so pretty and I love that sconce with the added pumpkins and garland. Cute idea.

  5. I love it, Lorraine! It is perfect in that spot, too. Great tip about using the corks and toothpicks.

  6. You porch looks great! I have a white chair that looks like yours and I am inspired now. We love your blog and are new followers ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. I just LOVE this!

  8. Saw this on Hometalk and wanted to tell you how much I love it! Great idea!

  9. Wow….what a great idea to place those pumpkins on the sconce….beautiful…the porch looks amazing!

  10. Hey that’s pretty darn cute Mrs. F.. How’d you get so smart about sticking a cork in it?


  11. What a creative use of a candle holder and the whole door area came together so pretty. Thanks so much for joining the party.

  12. Hi Lorraine!! This is way too cute! I love the idea of using odds and end stuff to hold pumpkins. Hope you are doing well ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. What a fabulous spray paint project … and how clever are you with that cork and toothpick idea!

    Thanks so much for sharing at our spray paint party!



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