Garden Chalkboard Sign for HalloweenMy sign I made years ago is ready to Greet Trick or Treaters. I just sprayed a yard sign with chalkboard paint and voila.
My favorite time of year is here again. I love pumpkins, fall colors and the cooler weather. My porch looks similar year after year, but it seems there are subtle changes worth sharing. I have decided buying all new things to create a new look every year is not my thing. New flowers and pumpkins are enough to make me happy.
The jack o lantern on the left is on a plant stand I found in the alley this week. Free stuff is awesome.
I did buy this new clay pumpkin. I have had my eye on them every year. They sell them at my local grocery store.
I found this green pumpkin at Walmart. It’s my favorite one.
I have had these metal containers forever. I still love them.
Greenery in pots is affordable and pretty.
Cheap mums and pansies from Walmart with some faux fall stems in them.
This happened to my wall and furniture. I did not spill it. It was just plugged in and the fragrance ate the paint.
I went to Hobby Lobby to get a few supplies to try painting with acrylics. I have a thing for farm animals so my first painting attempt was a rooster. I documented it all with my camera phone so the photos are not the best.
First I drew the rooster onto my canvas.
I bought the easel for $8. It makes painting a lot easier.
I painted my background first and then I started in on the rooster.
The trick to painting is adding layers of color.
The layers help bring out the depth of the rooster.
I watched Parenthood on my Kindle while I painted. It was a great way to spend a snowy cold day. I will definitely try it again.