Sunday, June 5, 2011

Turning plain into perfect

I love finding garage sale or dollar store items that have a nice shape and paint it the way I'd like to see it.

Here I've repainted a plain white dollar store bird into a sweet colorful piece for my garden.

This little birdie was really never noticed. Again plain off white and tan - now a brightly colored friend among my plants

brown was the original color. Now a distressed pink with white highlights. It's so fun to find something and turn it into what you really like and works at your own home.

Don't forget to gesso your piece first - it will make your paint stick. Finish with a few coats of clear spray paint, high gloss. You'll love the results

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