Monday, October 3, 2011

Give a Hoot

Our daughter recently moved to a cute little Victorian-era rental. The night before we headed to Kansas to deliver the cedar chest we'd been storing for her, I remembered a 50-cent garage sale find I had squirreled away to give her at a later date.


She collects owls, but I couldn't give this to her as it was--basically cute, but just too boring (I could see why it ended up on a garage sale). So I whipped out my paints, whipped up a mixture of pomegranate with a touch of charcoal and gave it a base coat. After it dried, I wiped on a layer of parchment paint and removed the excess with an old t-shirt. I let it dry overnight.

In the morning, before loading the car, I glued a couple of nice twigs from our bur oak tree on the front and back. Now, the sweet little bird looks like he's perched on a branch. Originally, Hooty was intended as a napkin holder. Molly is using him for her mail.


Fun little house-warming gift, don't you think?

Make it a great day!

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6 comments:

  1. I love your owl, wish it were mine!
    Debbie

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  2. That's so sweet, what a great find! Everyone seems to love owls these days. Nice job.

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    Barb

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  4. That owl is darling! The transformation makes it a real keeper :-)

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  5. That's so adorable! I like its new mail-holding purpose!!

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  6. Beautifully done! Such a charming owl, and now a lovely decorative and practical piece as well.

    Thank you so much for sharing your creativity at Rook No. 17!

    Jenn

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