Sunday, March 3, 2013

The little birdie told me to do it!

As things get back on track for me I've had a little bit of creative anxiety.  I come up with ideas and write them down but that's as far as anything has gone lately.  But reading through my blogroll has been inspiring and I thought giving some thrifted item a face-lift would be a good way to ease back in to things. Unfortunately my thrifting efforts have been disappointing so far.

But today at Dollarama inspiration struck with this little birdie!

I thought, "I bet he would look pretty cute painted all white".  At $2 for him, and $1 for a bottle of white craft paint, I figured it wouldn't be too disappointing if the idea didn't pan out.

With the first coat I knew it was a good gamble!

After with two coats of paint and a layer of Mod Podge to give him a bit of a shine, he was just what I wanted. He's now proudly strutting his stuff on the console table in my living room.  Isn't he cute? Not bad for $3, right?

So what crafty project did you do this weekend?  Any white ceramic animals living at your place?


CeCe said...

Adorable! He's fantastic!

Ali of Dressing Ken said...

This looks GREAT, even with the first coat it looked cool, sort the distressed look. Wonderful job! Following on Bloglovin : )

Ali of

ljc said...

I have a few owls from yard sales that I painted. Next step... glitter!