Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Nifty Thrifty: Bride of Thrift

This week's Nifty Thrifty is dedicated to thrifted versions of one of my favorite animals, owls! I've always loved owls and I'm so happy that they're so popular. (Actually, are owls still popular or have we moved onto unicorns or squids or chupacabras now?) They're incredibly interesting and occassionally hilarious birds and I can't help but be amazed when I see one glide silently through the tress. There are several owls in our neighborhood, although we tend to hear them much more frequently than we see them. One of them has the funniest hoot, he always sounds so excited.

Since I don't get to see them very much, I have to be content with inanimate versions. These little guys are currently hanging out on top of kitchen cabinets.


I assume this is meant to be painted as there's no finish on it. I like it plain white though.


I think both of these would look cute painted a bright, solid color. A can of spray paint in a current color is a great way to update thrifted finds, and can also cover up any small imperfections. I am personally on the hunt for a large ceramic rhino to paint an obnoxious color. You have to have a dream, right?


I love this little pair, although they look super angry.


I also found this cute little childrens smock at the thrift store. It had some stains near the bottom, so I turned it into two little owl patches with some iron on fusible web.

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