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Tuesday, February 24, 2009

I Don't Mean to Revisit An Old Subject, But.....

Remember the birds from a few posts back that I painted with silver spray paint to try and resemble mercury glass? They were sort of close, but the finish was too matte I think. So anyway, Granny Smith Green left me a comment suggesting mirror paint - thank you - I didn't even know they made such a thing!! Of course I really wanted to find it but hadn't had the chance to do so yet. Well, yesterday while grocery shopping at Walmart, I came across a Rustoleum brand of spray paint that promised a rich, shiny metallic finish so I thought, why not? I gave it a try and it worked!! I repainted the birds and they came out almost mirror like. I was so excited that it actually worked, I couldn't wait to share it with everyone. The pictures don't show it as well as actually looking at them in person, but you get the idea. Thank you so much Granny Smith Green, for your suggestion!
Here they are before


and now...
I was really happy with the paint. I think I'll paint everything in sight now - just kidding!

I found something else while out yesterday, though not at Walmart. It's my next little project. I'll give you a tiny sneak peak!

Okay, one more tiny little peak

That's it for now. I must go and get started on it before baby wakes up!

Have a great day!

xo,

Kathleen

24 comments:

sherry lee said...

Those birds look amazing Kathleen! Isn't the world of blogging wonderful...helpful hints, product recommendations, encouragement, support...the list is endless. Looking forward to the reveal of your next project...it looks most interesting!

Lisa said...

They're beautiful!

Wal-Mart, you say? Hubby has lunch plans tomorrow. My evil plan begins to take shape....

And I can't wait to see what you're doing with the fabric. It's black & white, it's French, it's right up my alley!

Reese & Marie said...

Don't you love Walmart??? I think they look fabulous now. I wonder if you added some dabs of black paint if it would look like the unevenness of mercury glass? Not sure, they look great as is though. I am DYING to see that fabric and if you picked it up anywhere that is a chain or somewhere where I could get my hands on it {look at me, pathetic, I don't even know what it is} you must tell! It looks french and rustic and fabulous!

Chrissy said...

Its going to be a beautiful pillow isn't it???? I love it already,whatever you do....enjoy your day!!! Chrissy

Berlin Deluxxe said...

What a great idea♥ The birdies came out really good!
Please don't forget to stop by my page and enter my GiVe-AwAy♥

Helen said...

So, so, so much better!

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

What a marvelous difference!!! :-)

And as to your saying that you "don't mean to revisit an old subject"... 'Tis your blog my Dear and you can do anything you wish, on it. So revisit away, any time you wish. :-)))

Aunt Amelia
"Be happy. It's one way of being wise." ~Colette

Anne Marie said...

great job! you can also use silver leaf (like gold leaf)

can't wait to see you project!

Rosie's Whimsy said...

Glad you revisited the topic! They look spectacular. I am glad to put that hint in my file :-)

GrannySmithGreen said...

Yeah! I'm so glad that the paint worked well for you. The birds look amazing. Now you can make "mercury glass" anythings! Also, thanks for linking me. That was very thoughtful. I always like making new blog friends! Looking forward to your next project!
-GSG

Bre said...

The birds turned out adorable !! I wonder if they have that paint up here in Canada ?

..just found your blog ....great ideas, great blog. I especially like your post about the light in your living room .......I always notice how beautiful the light is too.

I've added myself to you "followers" so I don't miss a post .

Cheers
Bre
Chantilly Grace

The Ultimate Cottage said...

Can't wait to see what you have in mind for this. You have a wonderful imagination! I enjoy reading your blog!

God Bless,
Pam

Martha said...

LOVE THOSE BIRDS :)

xoxo,
martha

pam said...

You are so cleaver! I can't wait until you show us all of it. Will you share all the details and how-to's? thanks for all the tips you share.

Meg said...

Oh my goodness... the birdies are adorable and look fantastic :) I can't wait to see what you do with the fabric, I LOVE what bit you showed.

Meg

Sniffles and Smiles said...

What a beautiful blog!!!! I love it! I thoroughly enjoy French Decor . . .it sneaks into my English Tudor style home all the time . . .sneaky French :-) You certainly have an artistic eye! Fun to find you! God bless!

Melissa Miller said...

They do look very pretty.

I can't wait to see your newest project! :)

merrie said...

Those little birds look so fantastic with the mirror paint! Thank you for sharing them.

cityfarmer said...

would you mind sharing the exact name of the rustoleum color???

these look fab

DomesticDivasFancy said...

Wow...those birds are sooo cute. I love spraypaint. It makes things look so new and fabulous!

DesignTies said...

Your little birds are so cute :-) The new paint really makes them sparkle and shine :-)

I may have to pick up a can of this paint for a project or two....

Kelly @ DesignTies

Jen r. said...

Love those birds! I am glad you posted the color in the later post! Jen

Deirdra Doan said...

Oh I love decorating...and this is a great idea!! Thanks so much...found you through Sherry Lee.

Teresa said...

Love, love, love the birds. Great job.