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!


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

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

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

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

    1. Brilliant post mate, keep up the good work
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