October 12, 2011

It's Fall Ya'll [Pumpkins & Selling]

Wow! It has been forever since we last posted. It feels like a lifetime. Why so slack you ask? Well, we were sidetracked. In a big way. By a decision to sell our house. YIKES! I'm thinking maybe we're a little nuts. I mean, we have a gorgeous house that we've put 7 years of work into not to mention the money. However, there is another house beckoning for our love....it's actually kind of screaming. So, jump we did!

If you're planning to sell a house and actually do it right, then there is a lot of work required. All those 90% projects come barreling at you all at once and they glare at you from every corner and crevice. It's menacing. Weaker souls would buckle under the pressure. But a DIY'er....we say, "Bring It!". Well, we say that until we're tired and sick of scrubbing, painting, scrutinizing and doing nothing fun at all. We are hopeful that our hard work on the front end will pay off at the back end. Fingers crossed!

I did make time for a quick, fun, crafty project that was totally necessary in the "staging" process. Curb appeal is the first thing to consider when thinking of house hunters. The front of the house has to look good or they are going to keep on driving. My front porch was looking, well, awful. So, I spoofed it up for less than $15 with two pretty orangish mums placed in pots I already had and these cute pumpkins...

780 is our street number, in case you're wondering. I thought it appropriate since I'm trying to make a statement to home buyers (mentally stamp my address on your brain). I just free handed the numbers on a few sheets of scrapbook paper. Of course I had to stick with "imperfection" as you can see from my 7....wasn't thrilled with how that one turned out. Alas, I think overall.....I get an A for effort. I've never done anything like this before. So, I cut out the numbers, then ModPodge'd {yes I just made that an action verb} them to the pumpkins and just for extra safety in the weather Jason painted each entire pumpkin with a sealer, so they are nice and shiny -check that sheen- and weather proof (as it's been raining for four days straight now).

Super simple and my porch looks loved now. I hope to actually get a good picture soon, should the sun come out again.


  1. Anonymous13/10/11

    Very creative and cute!

  2. What sealer did Jason used for the pumpkins? thanks!!

  3. Hey! We used Gardz. It's what we had on hand. Those pumpkins are still on my porch and haven't rotted away! Still shiny too.