Hello, friends! Who has tight pants this morning, after six long hours of snacking?! I’m raising my hand, that’s for sure! And when I wasn’t shoving back chips and dip, I was spray painting cheap animal figurines!
Seems my Animal Bookends started a new addiction! But since I’m determined to turn my house into Liberace’s Lair, this time I got busy with metallic gold.
I raided the kid’s toys and found this hefty elephant. I’ve been dying to try Martha’s new liquid gold leaf and high gloss finish, and I thought the actual gold flecks would look more authentic. Unfortunately, it never fully dried on the plastic, and was still tacky several days later. (Not tacky like Christina Aguilera’s spray tan, but tacky like sticky to the touch.)
So I went back to my original method and whipped out the spray paint in Metallic Brass. BAM…Brass Figurine!
Just like the potato chips I was inhaling, I couldn’t stop at just one!
Another rampage turned up this fun giraffe. (I recommend asking your kids before stealing and painting their toys.)
And to prove that you can find cool stuff anywhere, I picked up this horse head at Hobby Lobby for $4! You just have to get past the shame of looking in their ‘Western’ section.
I think it’s pretty cool as-is, but my trigger finger was still unquenched, so he ended up brass, too!
Clearly I’m on to something, since the fabulous Jonathan Adler is selling oodles of
insanely-priced brass figurines. I think I’ll stick with mine for mere dollars apiece.
These little guys are perfect for creating vignettes and adding bits of personality to a room. Somebody stop me before I spray paint the neighbor’s dog!