Sunday, October 21, 2012

Ceramic Owls on the Mantel

See this little guy?
He's been my inspiration for a project that I've had in my head for the last several weeks. Well, actually this little fella has a twin. I knew I wanted to have some white owls on my mantel, but I couldn't find what I was looking for. I needed bigger, as these are only about 5 inches tall. Several of you (if you read this, please leave a comment, 'cause I can't remember where I saw them) had spray painted their flea market ceramic owl finds.

So these were the ceramic misfits that I finally located. 
But I wanted a white "Snow Owl" look. 

After a couple of coats of white latex paint...Getting there, but too "modern", and I wanted some definition of their faces.

So I got out the craft paints and gave them a slight gray wash. 
A little paint for the eyes and beak,
and a light coat of spray sealer.
But they needed a little sparkle to get them close to my inspiration.

I think they turned out pretty cute.

Their bigger size makes them show up on the mantel,
 even though they've been "snowed".

I warned you early on that there would be many evolutions of my 
"Fall Mantel". 
I think this will work until after Halloween.
the "Late Fall Mantel".

joining in for these parties:

Party Time at Design Dreams by Anne
Met Monday at Between Naps on the Porch
Make it Pretty Monday at The Dedicated House
Nifty Thrifty Tuesday at Coastal Charm
Mod Mix Monday at Mod Vintage Life
Table Top Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life

Hope you're having a great Fall weekend,
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