Monday, October 26, 2009

Public Service Announcement: Think Twice Before You Paint a Pumpkin

I just tossed out my pumpkin this morning. It was a disaster of epic bad that I couldn't even take pictures. I think painting it, then carving it (less than a week ago), may have sped up the rotting process. And the smell...oh dear, the smell. It must never be mentioned again.

Therefore...I plead, beg, beseech you:

Think twice before you paint a pumpkin.


vicki (simply hue) said...

Lol. :) Cute post! I love your blog and I'm adding it to my blogroll. Have a great new week!

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

lol, i'll definitely think twice now that you have warned me.

Anonymous said...

OMG - this takes me back to Halloween in the AXO house - my roommate came in with an intricately carved pumpkin (ala one of those stencil kits) and was so proud of her first ever carved pumpkin -- what is it with those Texas kids, never carved a pumpkin until they are 20?

a few days later, i awoke to a stench i could not place. i febreez'ed. i lysol'ed. i pinesol'ed. and THEN i realized that it was the rotting pumpkin.... dripping down the white target-purchased bookcase in which it used to fit nicely - but was now shriveled and oozing.

that smell, with the various cleaning products still makes my stomach turn, so many years later.

oh, i feel your pain... or, i can smell it!

Living With Lindsay said...

Oh, no!!! How crazy that it would smell so bad so quickly. I'm gonna take your word for it and not do it!

Julia @ Hooked on Houses said...

Ha. Good to know!

Condo Blues said...

We did pumpkins a few weeks ago. I painted my pumpkin with craft paint and it doesn't smell. My husband carved his and it's molding and stinky. I read that after he carved it if he smeared the inside with petroleum jelly it would keep it from rotting and stinking. Next year, we'll know better.

Karly Gillespie said...

Before you paint your pumpkins (make sure you're using acrylic paint) spray it down with Clorox Clean Up and dry with a rag or paper towel. Then you shouldn't have any trouble!!