Monday, February 2, 2009

A Little Paint Job...

So I have a crazy Aunt who is always giving me stuff. She loves garage sales and thrift stores like I do, but her tastes are a lot different than my own. I love her spirit, but some of her gifts go straight to the garage sale pile. It gives her joy to give, so I let her give. So at Christmas she gave me this dog.

It's orange eyes just really bothered me. So the weather was beautiful this weekend, so I decided to try and do something about those eyes. It's amazing way a little spray paint will do. I used gray primer first, and then just a light coat of white to brighten him up. Now I think he is more presentable...

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18 comments:

Kimm at Reinvented said...

great idea, a fun update.

Claudie said...

Ok Now I know what to do with the Gnomes that someone gave me...thanks
Love the dog now.
Happy MET
claudie.frid.com I do not use my blogger acc

ellen b. said...

What a great idea! Now it's right in style and up to date :0)

~CC Catherine said...

I never have thought of doing something like this! I love it! Super creative! I'll definitely put this in my hat for future endeavors! ;) ~CC Catherine

~CC Catherine said...

I never have thought of doing something like this! I love it! Super creative! I'll definitely put this in my hat for future endeavors! ;) ~CC Catherine

Ma'dame French said...

I like him so much better painted;) French

Linda said...

Definitely a good look for him with your redo! Hey thanks for stopping in at my blog too!
Linda Q

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

He looks sooo much better now!

paintergal said...

Much better!

xinex said...

Looks much better!...Christine

kbbryant said...

Isn't paint amazing!

Kathy b

mbkatc230 said...

He looks much more welcoming now, I'm with you those eyes were a little spooky! Kathy

Girly Stuff said...

Much better! He looks good with potted plants!

bec4 said...

Wow--that's amazing, really. It goes from something that is somewhat creepy, to something that is cute and looks much more classy. Good thinking!

Manuela@Pleasures of Homemaking said...

Sooooo much cuter! Paint is marvelous isn't it!
Manuela

Jen r. said...

He looks a lot better! They eyes were a little creepy!

Katie said...

You know, he really is kind of cute now that you've painted him!

nikkicrumpet said...

Well heck...that is a brilliant idea! It went from being "tacky" (sorry auntie) to being really cute!