24 March, 2010

Quail? Partridge?

OK, so I started painting my quails, and had a flashback to the opening credits of "The Partridge Family". Yeah, I know, I'm old. Anyway, now I'm not sure what these are, but I do like how they turned out. This is how my little family started out.
This is them strutting their stuff now!

I've been using spray paint for most of my life, but have never really enjoyed it. However, my aversion to spray paint has been overcome! I used Lowe's Valspar Satin spray paint. Color-Porcelain. Loved it! On the can it states that it's fast drying. Yeah, right. Well, they're right. It dried almost as fast as latex paint I'd brush on. I'll be using this again. And again. I've also painted the lamp, but I'm not excited about the lampshade. I'll play around with different shades and see what happens. Check back!
ann marie

22 comments:

  1. I love your birds, they turned out great. I'm still not convinced about spray paint. I know in some instances it's easier. But I get the cheapest I can find and my projects turn out awful. Could it be the cheap part that does me in??? lol. Love the birds. Pat.

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  2. Oh, thanks for visiting junkblossoms. lol. I hope you'll visit again soon. Pat.

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  3. Fabulous makeover! They look so much better now! But now you have me humming the theme to the Partridge Family - lol!

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  4. I love your project and thank you for linking to the boardwalk bragfest, however, you do need to display the button or URL of the blog party. Please resubmit your post with a direct link. Thank you

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  5. So cute! Remember the antique pheasants on my mantel that spoke to me at the store? Guess the apple doesn't fall far from the tree :)

    Love you mom!
    Andrea

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  6. The "birds" look great! I was thinking they looked like porcelain. I thought the lamp shade might look old if you were going to paint the lamp white. I've seen people paint them on TV but don't know how it looks in person. The lamp could be dark bronze maybe?

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  7. Those quails look fantastic after their little paint therepy session! What an improvement!

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  8. These are cute. They look like they were meant to be white.

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  9. Wow, that really looks like porcelain from where I am standing! that's awesome!

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  10. I think they look great too! Not bad for a $4 can of spray paint and a $2 yard sale find.

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  11. Pretty pretty! How does the color porcelain compare to heirloom white? I've seen it at lowes, and the lid color seems similar. I loves me some spray paint!

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  12. It's amazing the difference some spray paint makes! I've seen those little quails before and would never have thought to paint them! Great idea!

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  13. Oh those little guys look so much better painted and thanks for sharing the color/type that you used.

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  14. Cute! Gonna have to try that paint...
    Rene'

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  15. Great job! You know I can do a lot of things, but spray painting was never one of them. I leave that up to hubby. Maybe I can try again with this paint??
    Happy WW a day late!
    Blessings~

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  16. I love those birds! I have a few porcelain ones & they're so versatile.
    ps. I LOVE spraypaint :)

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  17. Vay better as white! Love it! :)

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  18. What cute little guys! Thanks for sharing at the POPP.

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  19. Hi ann marie, Thanks for dropping by my site. The quails look fantastic. Im a lover of spray paint, its just so easy.

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  20. Hello Miss Ann, I am in love with you home, both inside and out. It is so very charming. Thanks for the hint on the spray paint. I adore painting things. Love the birds.

    Your great!

    come visit
    cindy@stitches

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