Monday, February 11, 2013

{Oh Deer} Transforming a Goodwill Find

So, I'm going to let you in on a little secret.  I love deer!  Even though dolphins are technically my favorite animals, deer hold a special place in my heart.  I view them as my totem animal, so imagine my surprise while perusing the aisles of Goodwill and spotting this.  Oh, and when I say surprise I mean "um, that's interesting".



For $1.99 though I couldn't pass this mama and her baby up. The bones of this figurine are great, the colors? Eh, not so much.  But no fear! There's nothing a little spray paint can't fix.

First I made sure to wipe it down, then I primed it using Krylon Indoor/Outdoor Primer spray paint.  After letting that dry for a while (maybe an hour or so) I used Valspar Metallic Gold spray paint.  I cannot say enough good things about this spray paint.  One use and I was ready to paint everything gold (and I'm more of a silver loving girl)! Seriously, that stuff is amazing! Then after letting that dry for another hour I was left with this new lovely.


Isn't it beautiful? I love how the gold brought out more of the details in the deer.  Their eyes and nose, you can actually see them now!

So that's my little secret, I'm madly in love with deer and gold spray paint.

13 comments:

  1. oh, I love it! You never would have guessed such adorable deer were hiding under all those swirls :)

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    1. Isn't it adorable? And you can actually see the details now without those crazy caramel swirls.

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  2. cute! and what a huge improvement from the before :)

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  3. Love your dear! So pretty. Saw your post over @ Someday Crafts. Please visit me @ www.crosson5.blogspot.com

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  4. The original looks like candy gone bad or something...love your makeover!

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  5. I really love this! It looks so much better! I keep meaning to go check out goodwill. This might push me to do it! I'd like to invite you to link up to Show and Tell Saturday at Sassy Little Lady!

    http://www.sassylittlelady.com/blog/show-and-tell-saturday/show-and-tell-saturday-4-plus-a-giveaway

    Kathie

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  6. I love this!! It is so cute! I'm a big silver fan myself instead of gold, but these little deer look great! :)

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  7. I love deer too and that's what made me click on you link at Carmel's.
    The other day one of my kids friends counted how many I have scattered around the house. We stopped at 6!
    Love your little mommy+baby and gold spray paint!

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    1. Yay, another deer lover! Deer are just the sweetest aren't they? I could totally decorate our house with a million of them but I have a feeling my husband would freak! haha

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  8. i just found your blog and i love it! i'm your newest follower.

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    1. Yay! Thanks so much for stopping by Carissa (on a side note you have the same name as my sister-spelled the same way and everything!)

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  9. Wow that looks so much nicer. You did made it pop. Thanks for sharing at Artsy Corner :)

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