Sunday, May 4, 2008


I found this cute little guy at Debra's Cottage near where I live. I thought he was darling but wished he was white. But for $5.00 I couldn't pass him up as I knew right where I wanted him to be.

So once home I got out the spray paint and just like magic he was white. I put him in a pot of flowers near my pool in the back yard. I think he looks sweet there. Almost as if he is watching everyone when they swim in the pool.

I also found this little bird and picture frames at the thrift store.

Again I took the can of spray paint to all of them. I like them much better. One the plain frame I'm going to put vintage buttons on it. I saw one I loved that Cindy at Romantic Home made and I knew I wanted to make one.

I couldn't find my glue gun so I may have to buy a new one. I have all the buttons ready to go though.

I didn't get a chance to do much today as I was busy but at least I got a little fun in. I hope you did too.

Hugs to everyone,


Wendy/TheCozyYellowHouse said...

Love your finds and it is amazing what a little paint can do!! Glad you were able to have some fun today!!~Wendy

Glenda said...

Hi Joanne.
I see your getting in trouble in the thrift stores much like I did today.
My first day out this week since I was home with a cold much of the week.
Great finds and I like what you did with each of them
Hope your brothers doing better.


Anonymous said...

Joanne - what a STEAL that cherub statue was! I love him in white.. he really stands out in that blue lobelia!

Great job on the mirror and the little bird, too! (I have a thing for little white birds!)... I can't wait to see your button picture frame when it's done...Donna

Gail McCormack said...

Lovely finds and what a difference a few coats of fresh white paint makes, beautiful!

Cindy said...

I can't believe that little guy was only $5.00...what a great deal. It looks great white!

Unknown said...

I have that exact little statue, and a bird (several actually) like that! The bird has already met the white spray paint, but maybe I'll paint the little statue guy and put him outside! That's really cute.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Very pretty Joanne! Isn't ti amazing what white paint can do?

i'm happy to read that your brother is doing better! I hope all continues ro fo well for him

Hugs, Pat

Flower said...

Hi Joanne, The can of white spray paint has gotten me thinking!! I like the simplicity of white. You have made such a lovely planting with the little boy statue! I would have bought that bird!! Very cute! Keep creating and sharing!!

Mary said...


I love all of your thrift shop finds. I wish the thrift shops around here had more variety. It seems they always have the same stuff.

I want to get out garage saleing next weekend. I can usually find some bargains early in the year.


Debbie Kay said...


WOW what great finds you scored. I am envious of ALL of them. Good for you and of course white spray paint is a must. My husband says it is a staple in our house....


{oc cottage} said...

Everything turned out so pretty! White paint is almost magical!


SnipSnipChick said...

Life with out changes is boring,
We can change our hair color, skin tone color, nail color, eye color,
so why shouldn't change the color of our goodies.
Love ya and like me keep antiquing!
XO Cindy

bj said...

Oh, these all look just fabulous...and I love them all white, too. The button frame is going to be great....
hugs, bj