Saturday, October 13, 2012

Ceramic Bird Update: Thrift Find to Instant Home Decor

Ahhhh I honestly thought moving would be a hell of a lot easier than it is, and well to my suprise it's not! Although our home is slowly coming together there is still alot of work that needs to be done to get our homelooking in tip-top shape for our housewarming party at the end of this month
(which I am beyond excited for!! If you could'nt tell haha).

So I have been working on a few small projects between all the moving and cleaning (which suprisingly I am loving by the way, haha who would have thought?!) and I'm excited to show you my latest discovery. I found this little beauty at a Goodwill store  in my hometown for only $2. Because I knew there was alot of potential in this adorable ceramic bird (but hated the colors), I bought it anyways (I mean who can pass up such a steal?!). With a can of spraypaint and no time at all I had a completly transformed centerpiece for our dining room table, although I feel it would be better suited on our soon to be enrtyway table ;)  I'm waiting to buy it when we get paid, but the anticipation is killing me!!

To recreate this one of a kind look I used Krylon Indoor/Outdoor gloss spraypaint in Rich Plum, which you can find for about $6 at most retail stores. I picked up mine at Wal-Mart and even picked up a few generic brand gloss spraypaints for a great steal at .97 cents each. The man working the department told me for the price I was better off getting the generic brand for what I was using it for, although they only come in the most basic colors (who can pass up a bargain?). Anyways the plum color is absolutely to die for and I think it suited my project well. Second, make sure you clean your surface well to get rid of any dirt, oil or sticky stuff that can affect the way the paint sticks to your surface. Lastly, make sure you paint in a place that is well ventalated. One thing I might have done differently was paint in our garage. For some reason our backyard attracts the most annoying insects and when I came out to add a second coat tiny nats were stuck in the paint. Not a huge deal but kind of annoying haha.

Hope you've all enjoyed the update and check back soon for my dresser redo. I'm already in love with how it's turning out.

Here are a few pictures to top of cheap thrift find.

Besos, Cat <3