Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Who's There? The Painted Owl

I got this little guy at Goodwill for $.99. I thought he was stuck in the 70's so I decided to give him a little makeover.

First I sprayed him with plastic spray paint primer (because that's what I had on hand). After the primer dried, he was sprayed with Valspar Gloss Tropical Oasis. I know this is dumb, but I didn't like spraying his eyes. I felt like I was blinding him.  I added a twirly twine scarf to dress him up a bit. This project was so simple and speedily satisfying.

I am now addicted to Valspar spray paint. They offer so many beautiful colors. I told my husband that if he begins to notice paint  marks around my nose and mouth, he might want to schedule an intervention. HA!

I linked up this project to:


A Little Knick Knack


How to Nest for Less


Erica of Golden Egg Vintage said...

He turned out great! You're so creative! I've just got to get back to creating some things. I've been so focused on blogging and collecting cute vintage stuff (the easy part), that I've gotten away from making things. You've really been inspiring me to get out that spray paint!
Erica :)

Tammy's in Love said...

He's actually feeling much better after his 'makeover' and the paint on the eyes, well, he's wearing his 'shades' to be cool!


sweetlittlelife said...

He's so cute! Where is he living now?

Tresa said...

You always make me giggle. Thank you!

Tresa said...

He is at the office as I type this but he will be living in the livingroom tomorrow. :)

Perfectly Printed said...

So cute!! Where do you get Valspar spray paint? I usually use the brand that OSH works fairly well, but this color is wonderful!!


Tresa said...

Thank you! I found Valspar at Lowe's. Today, I tried using two other brands on glass, and it was a flop. I'm sticking to Valspar. They have beautiful spray paint color choices.

Mimos da ClaralĂș! said...

Hi dear friend! I came to thank and say that the visit was very happy to see you there. Come back whenever you can, I'll be waiting!
What beautiful work, Tresa! Congrats! It was perfect, seems to come from the factory ...
Have a blessed day!
Kisses from Luciana

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

Adorable! Looks like he flew right off the shelf at Anthropologie!

Abbie said...

Cute!!! That eye comment was hilarious!