Sunday, January 29, 2012


Thrift store porcelain owls and figurines are a dime a dozen, but I have an affinity for giving them a good home. But as my collection has grown I have gotten a little bored with their browns and taupes and wanted a fresh take on an old collection. Thanks to the ingenious idea of the husb I set out to make a set of lovely owls that fit a more modern home decor.

 Supplies needed: porcelain figurines- the ones I chose did not have a gloss finish on them, I didn't test but I would assume the paint would not adhere as easily to this finish, Paint, paint brush, gloss varnish (if you so choose). STEP ONE: Paint your owls. It took about two coats for both of these, the lighter color I had to go back and do minor touch ups because the paint had a thinner consistency. Let completely dry. STEP TWO: Varnish your figurines. I used a high gloss varnish, one coat was sufficient. STEP THREE: enjoy :) ** TIP: don't put your paint on too heavily, you will start to notice that as you paint your figurines amazing little details come out, like ridges on their feathers or faux wood grains. If you apply with a heavy hand you risk loosing these to pooled paint**

Aren't they just the cutest?? And it only took about an hour thanks to the modern marvel of acrylic paint!

Happy crafting!

1 comment:

  1. I love painting statues. I have painted baby foxes before and am really pleased with how they turned out. The colors you choose are adorable. xo, rv