Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Goodwill Owl Makeover

I have had this little owl for 2 and a half years. I knew that I would use it in my daughter's room, but you know how projects go.  I know owls are not everybody's cup of tea, but there sure is something cute about them to me. It's sad because I don't find them at thrift stores as much as I used to because they have become very trendy. And I am not going to lie to you, I  might have some shirts and sweatshirts that have cute little owls on them. My daughter also has a nice collection of owl apparel as well, she can pull it off way better than me though. :)  Anyway, enough with my ramblings here are some before and after pictures of my Goodwill owl.


Don't his feathers look more like a reptile than a bird? 

I bought Kylon's Ocean Breeze spray paint to paint over the 70's version. I didn't do any priming (I don't have the patience), I just sprayed a few coats of paint onto the owl and let it dry. I was pleasantly surprised with how well the paint stuck to the ceramic. 


Awe, isn't he pretty? He kind of looks like something from Anthropolgie or West Elm.

How you doing?

I got the sunglasses at the the Dollar Tree and this little toadstool hat was the hat we put on my daughter as newborn. I found it on Etsy.  It is my favorite thing from when she was teeny tiny baby...makes me want to cry. 

Spray paint and Goodwill it just doesn't get any better than that my friends! I hope you have enjoyed this little treasure find makeover. 

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  1. Definitely Anthro or West Elm! And I can only imagine the price tag! I love the color. And that baby cap...sigh. Where does the time go?


  2. I love the accessories to the owl, he is a very fashionable owl! I love the color, he looks so much better!
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  3. You have the best blog name! I am loving owls right now and this is so stinkin cute. BTW - I have an iPad KIC Mount giveaway going on right now if you would like to come enter. http://eatcakefordinner.blogspot.com/2013/03/ipad-kic-mount-giveaway-and-review.html

  4. Melissa, Thanks for linking up to Talkin’ About Thursday link party. I hope you will come back this week too!

  5. I have an owl problem. And this is so fabulous. I love the color, and the after-owl definitely trumps the before-owl. Can't wait to get spray painting!
    Kim @ Two Ten

  6. I'm always on the look out for owls, very cute!!

  7. I purchased an owl from HomeGoods it was on sale and I new I was going to spray paint it someday. I love the color you chose

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  8. Awww, very cute! I love owls too. It cracked me up how you posed him with the sunglasses and hat! LOL!


  9. So cute! Love the sunglasses! lol Makes me wish I had not passed one almost identical to yours up yesterday at Goodwill! Thanks for sharing.

  10. This is crazy. I just spray painted an owl lamp for my daughter's room in the exact spray paint. Needless to say, I love it!!

  11. Too funny! I not only have that color of Krylon, but I've used it on finds from Goodwill! The owl looks great.

  12. So cute! I also love the aqua color. I was able to find owl trivets at a thrift store that I transformed with spray paint too. Love owls, check out my project here : http://remadesimpleblog.blogspot.com/2012/09/trash-to-treasure-gallery-wall.html p.s. your newest follower:)

  13. Great find! (And, I love that color.) Thanks for linking up :)

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