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(Less) Creepy Owls

Since my son was 18 months old, he has had an obsession with owls.  Really? Owls?  Yes, owls.  Fortunately for me, owls are in vogue and have not been too difficult to find. He has owl stuffed animals.  Owl books.  Owl clothes. Owl figurines.  Owl patches for his backpack.  Etcetera, etcetera, etcetera.  I have even been known to jump on the owl bandwagon and wear some owl jewelry and the occasional owl T-shirt!


Anyhow, when I saw these creepy little owls at GoodWill on Saturday, I felt I could not pass them up.  They were only $1!  (Right now, if you're thinking, "I want creepy owls for only $1! Wish I could find some..." Well, then, you're in luck!  Jenn over at Peas and Crayons just found owls at the dollar spot at Target!  Check out her post here!)


I figured I could spray paint them and make them a little less creepy! While the spray paint DID make them less creepy, they still looked weird.  I have been reading A LOT about glazing, and I thought that would help my little owls out.  The problem was, I didn't have any glaze.  My understanding is that glaze is basically a very thin paint, so I just squirted a little bit of black acrylic paint into a custard dish, added a touch of water, stirred it up, and voila!  Instant glaze!  

Here is a pic with one owl "glazed" and one just spray painted.  

I think the "glazed" looks better.  My husband says they both still look creepy!  I ended up glazing the second owl, and now I am having fun deciding where to put them!

Living room near entry way

Another table in the living room

 Pie safe in the dining room

They're a little less creepy, right? What do you think?


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Glazed is def better! =) haha so adorable that your son is owl-obsessed!!!! His stuffed animals are soo super cute...and that shirt! =) love it! Thanks for the shoutout Holly! <3 Hope you're having a great week so far!

March 28, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJenn L @ Peas & Crayons

I think you should redo the eyes, thats what makes them creepy!

April 14, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMercedes

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