I was driving through a small town one day when I saw this old shop with a big sign in front of it's open door that said "GARAGE SALE". There were lots of really neat old antiques. I guess they'd be old if they were antiques. I'm a bright one. This owl caught my eye. I am so used to looking at "what it could be", that I didn't notice how disturbingly creepy and gaudy and just plain unsightly the thing was until I got it home and it sat on a shelf in my craft room, winking at me with that one open eye. But... I have soft spot for vintage cookie jars , since my grandma collected them and shucks. It's an owl. I always buy owls at sales if the price is right!
It took quite a few coats of spray paint to cover up those bright yellow buttons and orange straps and feathers.... but oh how handsome is this hootin' cookie jar, now?! After I got it as white as I possible could (some yellow was reeeeally stubborn and you can still see a hint of it) I sprayed it with a clear sealer to protect it from
the cookie monster scratching.
I decided to do a google image search to find out if there were any others out there and to see how much my little guy might be worth. Low and behold, I wasn't the first one to find this at a sale for a few dollars and paint him white!
|Check out Crafting A Green World and her owl.|
Guess we share the same wavelength somewhere along the lines..... :)