Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Fancy Pears


They are yellow forms
Composed of curves
Bulging toward the base.
They are touched red.
(excerpt from the poem Study of Two Pears by Wallace Stevens)

 I love to use pears for decorating in the fall.  And you just can't find a representation better than the real thing.
 (Oh, and I picked up that cute little pedestal at a thrift store for just $2!  I love that almost as much as the pears!)  I came across this project while perusing the blog Shanty2Chic.

    I loved the idea and so, here is my interpretation.
    I first started with an old frame that I had in my closet FOREVER.  It was yard sale find for $2 and was originally white.  It got a couple coats of Flat Black spray paint and then I rubbed it down with some brown craft paint.  Next, I cut my burlap to wrap around the cardboard backing in the frame and secured it with hot glue.

 
Once you have it all glued, you're ready to put the frame back together.

For the candlesticks, I used two that I had on hand and then went to the DAV (Disabled American Vets) Thrift Store.  I wanted more height variation and so I looked for shapes that I liked as well as tall and short.  I gave them all a good 1, 2,3,and even 4 coats of Flat Black.
 
And here was my result....

 
I love the green and black together!  Plus, I just LOVE green....and BLACK! (As you will see in my Laundry Room.)
Thanks Shanty2Chic for the great idea and for great projects all the time on your fabulous blog!
**The pears have since reached their expiration date and have been made into to some tasty muffins.  So, the centerpiece is adorned with mini white pumpkins now.
 
  Just as cute but, I am thinking of adding a little shimmer and shine to the pumpkins with some gold and burnt umber craft paint....just in the grooves, you know?  Can't just leave well enough alone....
Happy Pear and Pumpkin pickin'!  Oh, and be sure to check out all of the other transformations at The Shabby Chic Cottage!

And on Friday for Cindy's Show and Tell at My Romantic Home!!

32 comments:

The DIY Show Off said...

Both are so cute! Poor pears...lol.
I do love the white pumpkins though. Great job!

Roeshel

Dave said...

I like the poem, it fit's your post perfectly! This is cute, but the mailbox planter a few post's down is my favorite!!!

Shanty 2 Chic said...

LOVE it!! You did perfect!! Love it all!
~Whitney

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

Your version turned out fabulous. I love the pears and the pumpkins both.

Nice and Easy Antiques said...

Love your version!! Thank you so much for visiting!!

michelle@somedaycrafts said...

Very, very cute and sophisticated.

Miss Mustard Seed said...

Very cute! :) I like pears as well, eating and decorating with them.

{ L } said...

I'm a pear lover too! :) And this is simply adorable!! Fabulous work!

Sarah said...

Hey, Tamera! Love this fall vignette..its so simple and elegant. It looks beautiful with both the pears and the white pumpkins (darn you, they didn't have any when I went...hence the yellow gourds!). I can't believe what a difference spray painting all those candlesticks made - they are like this amazing collection now, love the variations in height and shape. So pretty. Thanks for stopping by my blog - its great to meet you:)

Leann said...

Great transformations! I love thrifting too - the bargains are just wonderful.

Enjoy!
Leann

TRICIA @ The Zoo said...

What a beautiful, simple centerpiece!

XO*Tricia

{ L } said...

We are doing Roman Shades. I SO wanted Bamboo roman shades BUT my husband voted them down. :(

PS We have the same Ugg logo...I hope we win! ;)

Lenore said...

Absolutely LOVE this idea....thanks for sharing and I intend to go over to Shanty2Chic to see what else is going on.

Heather said...

That looks really nice. You did a good job. I love it!

~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ said...

I love pears too the scent the taste the shape. Yours are so pretty with their rosy cheek.
It's great to meet you.

Delightful Dwelling said...

Those are so cute! It looks great with the pumpkins, but I really like the color of the pears with the black.

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

That looks great! What a wonderful idea!! Thanks for joining in on Show and Tell!

The DIY Show Off said...

Thanks for linking to the DIY Show Off Fall Festival too!
Roeshel

deborah said...

I love to follow shanty 2 chic also and I love what you did for your centerpiece! The pears are so refreshing displayed on a table and then replaced with fabulous white pumpkins. Simple and striking! Would you share the pear muffin recipe? Sounds yummy. Love the burlap in a frame idea, I think we gotta try that!
Thanks so much, Deborah

Holly said...

Love the ideas....great project.
Holly @ 504 Main

Funky Junk Interiors said...

LOVE the pears! Something downright homey about having them on display. Love the pedistals you created for them.

Thanks for linking up to the Sat Nite Special vignette party!

http://funkyjunkinteriors.blogspot.com/2009/10/saturday-nite-special-brings-you.html

Funky Junk Donna

Lara Harris said...

I love it, so simple but pleasing to the eye!Bravo!

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