I found these cute little owls just hootin’ to come home with me. Yeah, I said ‘hootin’ ’.
I found them in the Target Dollar Spot.
Have I told you lately that I love Target?
I mean look at these faces, could you resist?
screamed screeched ‘bring me home.’
I dug through the bottom bin, (How come all the good stuff is in the bottom bin?) but could only find two different owls. I was hoping for three different ones. I settled on one of the taller ones and two shorter, rounder ones.
My first instinct was to paint them white or cream and glaze them but then I remembered the Looking Glass mirror like paint I picked out from Krylon. I thought mirror looking owls would be nice.
Then I read the label and you paint the back side of the surface you want mirrored. Hmm, it sounded like the bottom coat, or in my case the final coat, was going to be dull and not mirror like. I thought I might give it a shot and if it didn’t work out I had a can of Silver Hammered Finish paint I could fall back on.
As it turned out I liked the finish I got with the Looking Glass paint.
Here they are after a couple coats.
Not a true mirror finish I first imagined but I liked it. They weren’t as glossy as I wanted but a couple coats of a gloss sealer did the trick.
That gave them a bit more shine and I liked them a lot better than the more matte finish.
Their faces don’t seem as sad to me know.
This one got a little crackly around the eyes. I guess he is the older, wiser owl with a few wrinkles around the eyes. Hmm, remind you of anyone? I know I have a few more lines around my eyes than I did years ago and I’d like to think I’m a bit wiser. :)
I like this finish. It reminds me of silvery, aluminum, almost pewter look.
Now, where should my owl perch?
Maybe they would like to play a game of Bingo?
Or they could watch over my rainbow wall of ribbon?
Or watch over the whole world?
Or try to catch a butterfly or two?
Maybe watch over my stack of suitcases?
Kind of like a Where’s Waldo but with owls.
Oh, they you are.
This one seems a bit shifty to me.
Maybe they can perch on the suitcases I use as a night stand.
I think they look a little sad there.
Here they are on the paint splattered, chippy ladder behind the suitcase night stand.
I kind of like the silver against the paint of the ladder.
But then again, I like them on my dresser against the green glass.
Decisions, decisions. I hope I’m wise enough to make the right decision on where my trio of owls should call home.
Where do you think they look the best?
Owls 3 @ $1 each $3
Paint Free – I won it
Total cost: $3 for a trio of pewter looking owls
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