Monday, May 10, 2010

Paint it reddddd!

Let me tell you...WHAT a difference a coat of spray paint (and glaze) makes!!

I had seen these Dollar Tree birds on several blogs and ventured down to my local Dollar Tree in hopes of finding some as well.  Woot! I did!

On all the blogs I had read thus far, everyone had been painting these birds white.  And while that looked cute, I wanted something a little different...RED birds! :D This new obsession with the color red is my way of trying to add some color to our neutral/natural tone downstairs...

I loooved the way they turned out!! I may even glaze them with some dark glaze...


Side note: I primed them with a dark gray spray paint before painting them, as this helps the red paint stay true to it's real color.

Next up- this ugly massive gold tree I found at Ross for only $16.00! I love a great deal!

Booooring....time for a makeover!

So I primed it with a dark gray glaze, then sprayed it with the Banner Red Krylon spray paint (have I mentioned I LOOOVE spray paint?!) and finally, using the glaze technique on All Things Thrifty blog I added some of my dark glaze and....TA DA!!

I just love the way the details stand out now!
Such a great find! Especially since a few days later I saw something quite similar in a home decor store and it was half the size of mine and about 3x the price!

5 comments:

  1. perfection!! love the choice for red with the little birdies.

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  2. Dude, you are soooo craftacular! I love how you changed them to red! love it! :D

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  3. Those lil birds look awsome red!!!
    Great job!

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  4. Great job! I really like your work! I can't wait to read your other posts. I am your newest follower.
    Bonnie

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