Saturday, August 29, 2009

My Ballard Inspired Pears ~ Whitney's Weekend Whatnot

So I had another lucky day at Home Goods… LOVE that store. Like many of you, I too have been eyeing those Ballard pears and wanting some of my own. I wasn’t able to find an exact match but I do love my new wannabes! I found the 2 smaller ones for $3.99 a piece and the larger one for $6.99. The two smaller ones were in terrible shape so I thought I would be able to bargain a cheaper price. I was told that this is “what they are supposed to look like”. I held back a laugh of disbelief and purchased them at regular price… $3.99 is still good and OF COURSE I will be painting them!



This makeover was simple. I covered the metal stems and leaves with tape and then spray painted all three with Valspar Vanilla Satin. I did like the color of the larger pear but I wanted a cohesive look which is why I painted all three. I love white Ghost pumpkins and I felt like painting these all white would give me a similar look. I considered glazing… I may still, but I want to stare at these a bit like this before I make my decision. Their new home is in my kitchen counter between my stove and fridge. Love them! Thanks for stopping by and checking out my latest shanty turned chic! I will be posting my pears over at Southern Hospitality for her Thrifty Finds. Check it out girls...
I will also be posting these cuties over at The Inspired Room for Fall Nesting... Check it out!

21 comments:

Dawn said...

Oh my gosh!!! They turned out beautiful!!!

Wendy said...

I love those! Much better white.

Lisa@Pickles and Cheese said...

Love these. Great choice on the white paint. I love those white Ghost pumpkins too.

Cheri Peoples said...

Very Very Cute. You did a great job.


Just coming over for a visit. I have changed all of my buttons.
I have the Knock Off Knock Out party on Mondays and we have a brand new party starting this week. It will be every Wed and featuring Holiday Decor and/or tasty treats. Come on by.

Cheri
Its So Very Cheri

KirkKrew said...

Very cute Whitney! I need to finish my other projects first, but I'd love to do some of those for my house!

Angie said...

The pears looks awesome in that lighter color! I just discovered your blog the other day and have been going through it and getting so many great ideas. I look forward to keeping up with all the cool things y'all do!

Terry said...

I thought the pears look nice before but after is amazing! I'm going to have to find me some pears now too!

Lou Cinda said...

I love these and I am a Home Goods T MAxx junkie! I love your blog and am now a follower!!

Lou Cinda

Lisa Shatzer said...

I love the pears in the cream color!!

southerninspiration said...

Too cool!!!
Love them!


Suzanne

Tarva said...

Great idea. They turned out great.

Sofia Striffler said...

I love pears in any color. Great job with the color choice though. Thanks for sharing. Stop by my blog sometime.

Dragonfly Treasure said...

Omigosh! They are beautiful!!!

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Hi, Whitney & Ashley! Oh, those pears are so cute & look great in white. I've been lucky enough to find 2 of mine at yardsales & bought one huge one at TJ Maxx several years ago, so my pear collection is complete. I have mine on my fireplace mantel & love it. Thanks so much for coming by the party this week!

Cindy said...

Your pears were very nice, but now they are absolutely gorgeous! Good price too. Hugs, Cindy S.

Stacey said...

Great job! I have always wanted those Ballards pears but they are too high. Yours are much better. :)

Alicia said...

They look very good. I definitely like them in white as well. And what fun you can have changing them now and again. Good Job!

Have a great week and please stop by and say hello!

Lee Laurie said...

So pretty! I love white pumpkins too!

Jerralea said...

I love them! I would have never thought of painting them that color.

jodi @ Pleasant Home said...

I've just added your blog to my sidebar! I will be back often! These are Simply Awesome!

Chatelaine said...

You did a beautiful transformation on the pears.
They look so sophisticated.

Home Goods is the best. I found some great Fall decorations there last week.

Enjoying all the Fall posts.

 
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