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How To Spray Paint Thrift Store Figurines

How to spray paint ceramic owls in 2 minutes flat. The owls are ready to display after 10 minutes!

How to use spray paint to paint ceramic owls white in 2 minutes flat. The owls are ready to display after 10 minutes!
How To Spray Paint Thrift Store Figurines

It’s Thrift Store Décor Makeover Day and this is an extreme makeover! The owl figurines look extremely different than they did when I purchased them and spray painting them was extremely easy! It only took 10 minutes. I love spray paint!

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See these guys? I don’t remember what I paid for them but I know it wasn’t much. They aren’t really my style as they are so I did what I do a lot. I spray painted them. I used an off-brand spray paint in gloss white.

Thrifty owl figurines get an extreme makeover Pettiocat Junktion
Spray Paint Ceramic Owl Figurines

Paint Ceramic Owls White

The large owl is a vase and I’m not sure what the wood owl is meant to be but it’s now  a candle holder. And since it is made of wood I’m using  an LED candle. Sofi likes the LED candles because she can turn them on and off.

owl figurine 10 minute extreme makeover

When you’re out thrift shopping look for like items to display. Three or five of the same things such as owls, deer, roosters, etc. look great painted the same color and grouped together. Why the odd numbers for the display? I’m told decor displays look better when the display contains an odd number of items….3….5….7….etc. Not that I always do it that way.

Just click those “pink links”!

Have a great day and I’ll see you tomorrow for Themed Furniture Day!

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Author: Kathy Owen
Kathy Owen is the founder of the home decor blog Petticoat Junktion where she shares tutorials on painting furniture and upcycling thrifty finds into unique home décor. Her DIY projects have been featured on the Home Depot Blog, Plaid Crafts, Behr Designer Series, and in numerous magazines. Kathy’s newest website is HappyHomeDIY.com

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  1. I am a firm believer that Heirloom White can untacky ANY figurine. These are lovely! ~K

  2. Love your thrifty owl makeovers!! The white paint was the perfect choice. I’ve been seeing all the white woodland friends in the stores. Paint is a crafters perfect tool 🙂

  3. So smart…I need to go search for owls. I passed one up last week, darnit. Happy Thanksgiving Kathy!!

  4. The lady I babysat for as a kid collected owls and sometimes it was my job to dust all those little rascals. She had well over a hundred. I remember the “colorful” critters well, and by far like them white better.