Tuesday, 17 January 2012

Updated Brick-a-Brack

I'm sure one can find cheap little cuties like these in every home.

Yes, they are cute :) The problem is - they look kind of cheapy. Because they are cheap.
So what could I do? White can fix everything. Or almost everything.
So I painted my little birdies white. Then I gave them several coats of varnish.

Now when I've done it, I think I should have actually given them a nice solid color - terracotta maybe - and then just  white-wash them. That way I could have put the texture into good use instead of trying to cover it with varnish.
But they still look good, ha?

The DIY Show Off

shabby creek cottage


  1. I, too, have used paint to make things look better. I love your little white birds...:)
    My post today is about a white object I found and now I want to paint it brown. hahhaaaa.....just opposite of what you did.

  2. Your camel is beautiful! What a great deal, ha :)
    What I loved about you was your smile on the photo. So I went to check on you :) and I wasn't surprised when I saw you were living in the SON. One can tell :)

    Many blessings

  3. I think the little birds look wonderful!

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  5. Your birdies look great. A nice coat of paint can make a world of difference.

    1. Thanks, Rosemary :)
      Attention from such a talented person means heaps to me. :)

  6. Thanks for sharing! I just picked up 2 birds at a thrift shop! I was thinking I'd probably paint them white - now I'm convinced! :)

  7. These birds are too cute. I agree with you white fixes just about anything!


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