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Painted White Mini Boos

October 16, 2014

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white mini boos painted annie sloan chalk paint old white french linen diy realistic tips ideas 2Tuesday after the cold front rolled through, the sky took on an eery hue at sunset – it was a glowing orange, the kind of thing you hope to see on Halloween! I snapped the first pic of the pumpkins just before all the light was gone, I truly wish you could have seen it – it was quite something.

white mini boos painted annie sloan chalk paint old white french linen diy realistic tips ideas 4I love the mini boo pumpkins, they were always my favorite part of fall as a little girl and they probably still are. One thing I haven’t been able to find is the white mini boos! There is something extra special about the white boos! In lieu of real white mini boos I picked up some cheap glittery pumpkins and loosely followed this tutorial. I liked the idea of using chalk paint, because like chocolate “fixes all your problems” chalk paint makes everything that’s not quite right, perfection!

Painted White Mini Boos

white mini boos painted annie sloan chalk paint old white french linen diy realistic tips ideas 8I started by pulling the picks and stems out. I threw the picks out and put the stems back after the painting was done. These pumpkins were incredibly uniform and I didn’t care for that look so, I randomly smooshed them up a bit. With Annie Sloan’s Old White and a little water added I gave them two coats. With equal parts French Linen, Old White and water mixed, I painted random areas of the pumpkin and once it was half dry I painted with the Old white and water again.

white mini boos painted annie sloan chalk paint old white french linen diy realistic tips ideas 5white mini boos painted annie sloan chalk paint old white french linen diy realistic tips ideas 6I finished up with wax and a little French linen mixed into the wax. Giving these several layers builds depth that you can’t achieve with a single shade.

white mini boos painted annie sloan chalk paint old white french linen diy realistic tips ideas 3white mini boos painted annie sloan chalk paint old white french linen diy realistic tips ideas 4While I love their new paint job, I plan to add real stems next year like Yvonne did, as it really makes the pumpkins look amazing! So a visit to the pumpkin patch is in store very soon!

Are you as in love with white mini boos as I am?

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  • Vanessa October 16, 2014 at 5:19 am

    These look great. I love white boo’s. They are just my fave to use this time of year.

  • Heather @ Divas Run for Bling October 16, 2014 at 7:35 am

    Ooooh….I love these. I will have to make some for my fall decor :)

  • Alli October 16, 2014 at 7:58 am

    I love the white mini boos, too, but couldn’t find any. I did the same thing as you, I painted some dollar store finds!

    On another note, you look just like an actress and I can’t remember her name. It’s really bugging me. :)

    Your pictures are beautiful, as usual!

  • Ricci October 16, 2014 at 8:14 am

    Those mini boos are adorable!!! I love to decorate with pumpkins…I wonder if I could leave them up year round??

  • Jenna @ A Savory Feast October 16, 2014 at 12:57 pm

    These are so tiny and cute! I could think of so many ways to decorate with them.

  • Lindsay Eidahl October 19, 2014 at 2:08 pm

    I love white pumpkins!

  • Jess October 20, 2014 at 10:08 pm

    These are so adorable! :)

    Thanks for joining the Link Up this week!

  • Lauren October 21, 2014 at 9:45 am

    These are so cute and I would have never thought to use chalk paint. (I didnt even know such a thing existed actually) ;) Glad to connect through Turn it Up Tuesday! have a great week!

  • Clearissa October 22, 2014 at 9:35 am

    These are so cute. I found you on Wonderful Wednesdays Blog Hop, Week 96 #linky and I have pinned and tweeted this adorable DIY.

  • laura@notatrophywife.com October 22, 2014 at 1:46 pm

    Heather- Love this and I had a feeling it was your post when I saw the photo. Loved the angle and candle in background. Thanks for linking up! laura

  • Kristina and Millie October 23, 2014 at 6:57 pm

    They are a adora-boo! Hehe. Thanks for linking up to Snickerdoodle Sunday!

  • The Happy Creations October 25, 2014 at 6:22 pm

    My favorite for Turn it Up Tuesday.Thanks for sharing,Looking forward to see you at the next party:)

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