The other day I posted about making something that was not very pretty, into something beautiful. I have been trying to see beyond the outer appearance of certain items. Trying not to judge it by its ugly facade.
I have been wanting some birds, like I have been seeing on other people blogs. Ya know the little birds that just tuck into little spaces, or might sit in a little nest under a little dome of glass. Birds sorta like this....
Well not exactly like this but close. Anyway as luck would have it, Valarie want's something, and she can't find any. So what is a girl to do. Well about 9 months ago I probably would have just said "well darn it all". That is not the case today. Today I have information at my fingertips, I have the blog world. Blog world has taught me about a wondrous thing called spray paint, and it is amazing. As I was walking through my nifty dollar tree the other day I found these little guys.
Let me just say they do not match the decorations in my house, and they kept looking at me. See that gray one? Yeah he sorta is creeping me out. So I got me some spray paint and my trusty assistant and we went to town. Well actually we just went to the backyard, but we went to town on the birds. :)
Do you see that? They are staring right at me. I think they know what's coming.
Leroy was quite interested in what was going on.
First we took some gray primer and sprayed on the little boogers.
After that dries a bit, get some satin ivory spray paint and give them another coat with that.
And there you go. Cute ivory colored birds. The cool thing that happened with these birds that I did not expect, was the gray primer peeked through just a bit in some spots. It turned out ok, because they look a little weathered. Now yesterday I found some little birds at Old Time Pottery for about $2.00. I would say you could just go get some of those, but I realized from you comments on the previous post, that ya'll may not have access to one. So if you have access to a dollar tree, you can do this for about $1.00 a bird.
When I get everything put out, I will take pictures and show you.