Bringing an Owl Back to Life

When finding things to decorate your home, it doesn’t have to be expensive or difficult. You don’t need to have fancy power tools or 2 weeks of free time.

Today I am sharing with you an easy way to add your own personal touch to your home for only a few dollars…and a few minutes of your time! Remember all my treasures from my thrift store jackpot last week?

This was one of them….the ugly duckling owl. To be honest, I think this guy is so ugly they should have paid me to take him off their hands.


But for $3.50 I knew I could bring this guy back to life.

Right away I pictured him in a glossy white finish.

Owl spray paint

The texture of the plaque provides a lot of detail and using a solid color brings this piece of art from outdated to contemporary, fresh, and new.

Gallery Wall Family Room Owl Plaque

I love the shadows that the owl reflects at night. The gallery wall is still a work in progress, but I think it fits in beautifully.

Here is another view to show some of the detail in the wood.

owl plaque 2

Have I convinced you to go out and buy some spray paint yet??

I started painting my lamp today too….remember this one?

Thrift Store Lamp
Thrift Store Lamp

I went with Aqua…can’t wait to reveal it later this week!!


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I (Heart) Spray Paint

So what do you think about a diy project that would take about 5 minutes of your time and cost less than 10 bucks?

Now that’s a busy mom’s kind of project!!

And yes, as you guessed, it involves spray paint. I am in love with the Rustoleum Hammered Metal spray paint. You cannot go wrong with this stuff. It’s the same spray paint I used on my indoor outdoor stool makeover, just a different color this time.

Not a sponsored post
Not a sponsored post

I found this plant stand at a garage sale for $10 $5. Remember prices are always negotiable! Here is the before picture…

Plant stand before

Just a little too “Ninety’s” shiny for my taste.

It took me about 3 minutes to cover (I only needed one coat) and another 5 minutes to dry to the point of handling. I would wait a full 24 hours before using it.

And here is the after….

Painted plant stand

Seriously, little things make such a difference!!

Finished Plant Stand

I just love succulents, and love the combination with a Rubber Plant to fill in some empty space on my patio. Check out another one of my “spray paint projects” here.

Do you have any quick and easy projects to share? I would love to hear about them and would love to hear your comments about my projects here on the blog. If you like what you see so far, consider following me with one of the links you see at the end of this post. Hope you have a fabulous day!!


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