Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Spray Painted Goodness

Today I'm going to show you some fun goodies I freshened up with the good ol' spray paint can.  Don't we all love to give something a makeover with such an easy task?  I love it.  And it's such common sense, yet I'll see other projects people have done in the blogworld and am blown away.  Then I'm like, wait, why don't I just go spray paint my old watchamacallit?  And then I love it again!  Okay, enough rambling.  Here we go.
Remember these silly awkward polkadotted parfait cups I bought for like 20 cents each?  (shown here)
Primed them (seriously, it's pretty important.  They turn out SO much better when primed.).
And painted them bubblegum pink.  Why pink you ask?  Well it just so happens there is an upcoming 'Pinkalicious' birthday party for little soon-to-be 4 year old girl.  So these will definitely make an appearance.
And when the party is over, I can use them for other fun things.  Like holding straws.
Or holding headbands in my girl's room.

A ways back I found this at the local dollar store.  Ugly right?  See those wings?  They were covered in some weird faux wood that I picked off.  Yeah, it wasn't pretty.  But I LOVE owls, have I mentioned that yet?   I mean, not particularly this one.  It needed a makeover.
 Prime it.  Ha!  I laugh that I took a picture of this step.  Maybe I just wanted to prove it to you.   
 Then painted that sucker blue.  Isn't it beautiful?  Maybe not the right word.  It's lovely, though.  
It went in my boys room.  They needed something fun.  Baby monitors and diapers don't look so fun.  Blue owls look fantastic.   

Hope you enjoyed marveling over my goodies.  Does it not just make you want to spray paint anything and everything.  I'm sure the hubby would love to come home to lime green doorknobs or the handle of his hammer painted orange.  Ha!  A girl can dream.  Anyways, thanks for having fun with me today!  See you soon!

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Jessica said... Best Blogger Tips

I LOVE the owl!!! The blue is so adorable! I'm pretty sure my dollarama has a ton of owls like this in their garden section.. I should check it out! :D

Lolly Jane said... Best Blogger Tips

loving your style. that peek at your boy's room looks adorable. you need to link up to all the fun link parties so others can see your goods! XO

Vixen said... Best Blogger Tips

@Jessica Oh good news, girl! That is exactly where I bought it! It was totally in the garden section, too. I'm sure you'll find it and you can have a beautiful blue owl, too! YAY!! :)

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@Lolly Jane Aww, thanks!! I will definitely try!

Janet said... Best Blogger Tips

Awww, sweet owl! My grandmother LOVES owls, this reminds me so much of her!

Visiting from-

Jen said... Best Blogger Tips

Ahhh! Your owl is TOO sweet! The color is perfect! Nice work! Jen @

Brie said... Best Blogger Tips

soooo cute! I really need to get more spray paint colors :) Found you at Thrifty 101 and am your newest follower!

Brie @

Mary said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh yeah, you did 'em up right. I'm a spray paint addict, too - there's nothing that won't look better with some spray paint. BTW, have you tried the Rustoleum Primer & Paint in One? I'm loving it. We need cooler weather here in Virginia to get my spray paint on, but I'm inspired by your lovely pink and blue! I'm your newest follower, stop by my place for a visit any time.

Mary @ Redo 101

Vixen said... Best Blogger Tips

@Janet I hope that's a good thing! ;) thanks!

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@Jen Thank you, Jen!!

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@BrieThanks, Brie! And welcome!

Vixen said... Best Blogger Tips

@MaryThanks, Mary! I will have to find that, it would be such a time saver!

Kirsten @ Mushki Loves said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh my gosh! I am loving these!

BluBabesCreate said... Best Blogger Tips

I spray painted a bunch of ceramic animals too! Come see my animalia collection. Love your night owl!

Carmie of the Single Nester said... Best Blogger Tips

The owl came out great - painted in my favorite color!

Sweet Momiji said... Best Blogger Tips

I LOVE LOVE the owl!! And the mugs are super cute in pink!

Madigan at madiganmade said... Best Blogger Tips

Don't you just love the power of paint! What fun pieces! Those pink cups are perfectly pink for a party! And the owl is cute in blue.

Emily said... Best Blogger Tips

Spray paint is awesome! I always make a weekly trip to my thrift store and at least a monthly trip to stock up on spray paint! Looks great. I've been using that same blue for several things.

Vixen said... Best Blogger Tips

@Kirsten @ Mushki Loves Thanks, Kirsten!

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@BluBabesCreate I'll definitely go take a look. Thanks for visiting!

Vixen said... Best Blogger Tips

@Carmie of the Single Nester Blue is SO pretty. Thanks!

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@Sweet Momiji Thank you!!

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@Madigan at madiganmade I know, it's great! And thanks!

Vixen said... Best Blogger Tips

@Emily Spray paint is SUCH a magnificent invention, and a great way to reuse things! Thanks for stopping by.

Erin of said... Best Blogger Tips

I love, love, love this owl. What a fabulous color! I would love for you to link him (or her.. hee hee) up at my Savvy HomeMade Monday blog party at

I am a new follower!

Amy @ said... Best Blogger Tips

spray painted owls are the best!! it turned out great :)

Jamie said... Best Blogger Tips

Beautiful. I love the owl. I would love for you to stop by DIY Home Sweet Home today and link up your painted goodies and any other projects you would like to share. Happy Monday!!

Vixen said... Best Blogger Tips

@Erin of Thanks for the invite! I'll link up right now!

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@Amy @ Thanks, Amy!

Vixen said... Best Blogger Tips

@Jamie Thank you! I'd love to share this at your party! Thanks for the invite.

Erin of said... Best Blogger Tips

I bought three owls today! Yes three! Thanks for the inspiration and thank you so much for linking up!

Carly said... Best Blogger Tips

It really is SO cute! I just did this to two squirrels from the dollar store... here. They took like 4 layers of paint! Did that happen to you or did you avoid it by priming?

So awesome! I'm wondering what other things I can spray paint now, because it was so fun to do!

-Carly @ Createliveblog

Vixen said... Best Blogger Tips

@Erin of NICE!! Let me know when you paint them, I`d love to see the before and afters!

Vixen said... Best Blogger Tips

@Carly Oh no, Carly! I`ve only had good luck when I`ve primed. BUT, I`ve heard there is primer and paint in one.. so I`m DEFINITELY going for that next time. Less time = happy me! Glad you had fun.

christini yogini said... Best Blogger Tips

Yaaaaayyyyyy for spraypaint! Love the owl makeover!

Tasha Anderson said... Best Blogger Tips

Love the blue owl transformation! Who would of thunk???Love the pink cups too! Thanks for sharing at Pinkalicious Thursday and I hope you'll play again tomorrow:)

Vixen said... Best Blogger Tips

@christini yogini Thanks!

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@Tasha Anderson Thanks, Tasha!! Yep, I'll be there! :)

citaborca said... Best Blogger Tips

These are great, is it a specific primer and paint for ceramics?

Vixen said... Best Blogger Tips

@citaborca Thanks. Nope, nothing specific. I used a 'Rustoleum' spray paint and a primer spray paint (just the cheapest primer I could find). Worked pretty well I think!