I mentioned on Friday's post that my sister and I (and Eme) were going antiquing on Saturday morning...and that we did.
We had such a fun time cruising the many little shops that this known-for-antiquing town had to offer. Obviously, Emeline just went along while strapped onto her momma. She enjoys looking at everything, too! She was such a good girl.
I don't know what it is...but I just love it. The vintage jewelry...the old decor...the classic soda machines...the furniture. I just think it's so cool. All of it.
While I'm not big on
can't afford having lots of antiques around my house (::cough:: ikea! ::cough::), I do appreciate them.
The nice thing, too is that you can often find old things that aren't worth a ton--little gems, that you can easily re-paint to make fit with your decor. That's what I want to show you today.
I found this little owl for $5. I knew it would be a perfect candidate for a coat of spray-paint. Why, you ask?
First, it has lots of great texture to it, which looks great painted one solid color.
Secondly....because in it's original form....it's kind of creepy, yo.
I mean, those eyes. They iz scary.
Two coats of light pink spray paint later and an overnight of drying time, and that scary owl became a cute and sweet little piece of decor in my craft room.