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!!