variousMartha Stewart Living, November 2009
Cover work surface with paper.
Clean gourds with a damp cloth, and sand off imperfections.
Paint gourds with white primer. Let dry overnight. Spray sections of gourds with glossy paint or enamel. Let dry for 3 hours. Turn gourds to spray unpainted areas. Let dry overnight. Repeat if necessary.
Glossy spray paint or spray enamel
Dried gourds are lovely on their own, but a glossy finish turns them into works of art. Choose gourds in different shapes and sizes, and pick a palette of autumnal colors like these or hues that work with your decor. Use the gourds to embellish your table or as sculptural displays around the house.