Gold Tray and Pumpkin Makeover Across the BlvdWhile I’m going coastal with my breakfast nook and kitchen decor for fall, Gloria’s home has a completely different look. She loves earth tones and deep reds and oranges. She has a lot of gold accent pieces throughout her home. To add to her autumn decor, she wanted some gold pumpkins. Spare time is not something she has a great deal of, so I took on this simple project for her.  All you’ll need is a can of gold spray paint to change inexpensive pumpkins into Golden Fall Decor.

I started with more of the same pumpkins that I used for my chalk painted ones. 

plastic pumpkins

I painted them using Krylon Gold Metallic Cover Maxx spray paint.

I’ll share a craft fail with you all. Once the pumpkins were dry, I used a matte spray sealant on them. My lovely golden pumpkins turned into dull beige looking ones!

I had to let the sealer dry and start all over again with the gold paint, followed by a glossy sealant. Lesson learned!

spray painted pumpkins

I added some upholstery tacks to a few of them and spray painted over them.

Painted Pumpkins with Tacks

I used painter’s tape around the bottom of some of them and painted the tops with Waverly Chalk Paint in Cashew for a contrast in colors. 

Gold and Cream Pained Pumpkins

I’ve had this leaf tray for a number of years and I thought it would make the perfect tray to hold the gold pumpkins.

leaf tray

I first covered it with chalk paint because I wasn’t sure if the spray paint would adhere to the glossy surface. You could use a primer, but I didn’t have any on hand, so I used some inexpensive chalk paint that I had. Once that was dry, I spray painted it gold. 

spray painted leaf tray

I think the tray and the pumpkins will look great along with Gloria’s other fall decor. She hasn’t seen them yet, so when she reads this, I hope she likes them!

Gold Pumpkins and Leaf Tray Across the Blvd

Isn’t it fun to take plain and inexpensive items and turn them into beautiful decor pieces?

Golden Pumpkins and Leaf Tray Across the Blvd

Materials Used~
Plastic Pumpkins
Krylon Spray Paint
Upholstery Tacks
Chalk Paint
Glossy Spray Sealant

Golden Fall Pumpkins Across the Blvd

Is paint a crafter’s best friend? I think so! I’d love to hear about and see your fall decor makeovers using paint.

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48 Comments on Golden Fall Pumpkins

    • Thanks, Debbie! I did some solid gold ones, too, but I agree, the white adds some pop to them. Thanks for stopping by! Looking forward to seeing what you’ll being to tomorrow’s Snickerdoodle Party!

  1. Great looking project for fall. Thanks for sharing with us at Throwback Thursday link party. Please join us again next week and invite your friends to join. Have a great weekend! Quinn

    • Thanks so much, Stephanie. It is pretty versatile. I made these for Gloria, but I’m using a few solid gold ones in a compote dish in my foyer, too. Thanks for pinning!

  2. Hello Beautiful!! This is perfect for Fall! You have been Pinned,Tweeted and shared on Facebook! Your post will be featured this week at the Friday Favorites Link Party at Come by the party tonight, doors open at 7PM, and see your feature and share another of your favorite posts! Hugs – Christine at Must Love Home
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  3. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this spray paint transformation! The leaf dish turned out so nice, looks like it costs a ton! I would like to invite you to my DIY Crush Craft Party which starts at 7pm EST. and is new every Thursday. I’ll pin every post!! 😉
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