This weekend Andy and I decided to take a trip to the local farmers market and hit some of the antique/junk shops in downtown Lynchburg. We came across this unique and dated owl wall hanging. I was going to pass it by when Andy suggested that with a little paint it would take on a whole new life.
It sounded like a great idea to me. We brought it home and cleaned it a bit with Dawn.
Sunday a trip to Michaels was in order to pick up some supplies. We found some great colors of paint in the Martha Stewart collection and did a base coat of Beetle Black to start with:
I then added some highlights in Sterling which is a metallic accent paint.
And then came the glitter. I may or may not have had a glass or two of wine while waiting for the Sterling to dry. First I added just a bit. Then I realized that glitter is fun. And the more glitter you add the better. My inner tacky child was coming out. Here is the result:
It's actually quite pretty in person. A bit hard to photograph though. In any case we have a cute decoration for less than $10 total. Sucha deal!