17 November 2013

Too Cute to Hoot!

 Knowing how much I love owls, a friend of mine recently purchased a cast iron owl ashtray for me at an auction. He wasn't quite sure what it was, but after a little thought we determined that it had been an ashtray. He had it sandblasted so that all the rust and wear was gone.

I accidentally deleted my "before" picture, but when I received my owl, it looked MUCH better than the one in this picture I found on the internet! In fact, it really didn't even need painting, other than to prevent rusting over time.

 Enter our favorite Rust-Oleum Oil-Rubbed Bronze Metallic Spray Paint:

 Before I could say "whooooo", Spouse had given it a couple of quick coats. It turned out great! I love how it is both stylish AND functional!

Now this cute little guy now has a new mission in life in my craft room. He can hold small rings and chains...

...or jewelry tags...

 ...or trimmer blades! (Why do I have so many trimmer blades, anyway???) Or buttons...or whatever!
He's too cute to HOOT! :)


Heather said...

Very cute!!

Sarah Coggins said...

Love that! What a fun find and the oil bronze spray paint is one of my favorite things. :)