Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Spray Paint It!

Hi, Y'all!
Whew, I'm dragging! 
Yesterday, we worked in the yard planting and transplanting. We still have more to do, and I'll show you that when we get a little farther along.
In the meantime, here's a little egret planter I found.

It didn't look exactly like this when I found it.

Really pitiful! 
The glaze was rough and cracked, and the paint looked worn, but I dragged it home because I have a thing for Egrets and pottery from the nineteen forties and fifties
So, I got out the Heirloom White spray paint and went to it.

I picked a few sprigs of Leucothoe to fill the planter part. It looks sort of tropical with the egret.

It sits on the secretary with other coastal things.

                                   ~~~~~~~~ AND ~~~~~~~~~~

When I was checking out the back yard today, I managed to get a photo of "Newbie", one of our ferals...having an afternoon snoozle. 

And, I'm ready for a little snoozle, too.


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Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Oh what a fun piece, I love it and yes, I so agree just spray paint it. It really is lovely. Thanks tons for joining Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

Sarah said...

Snoozle! That's a cute one, Babas. It's been a long day for me. I think a snoozle sound like a great plan. ~ Sarah

Ron said...

Love the egret in white & love your secretary.

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

He looks really good in heirloom white. I spray painted a couple owls last fall. It does work well.

Liz@ HomeandGardeningWithLiz said...

It turned out looking great! It looks great on your secretary. I hope you are rested up so you can show us more :-)

Ivy, Phyllis and Me! said...

Good Morning Babs, You have been a busy bee. I would never have thought of spray painting, but you have given me an idea for a lamp stand which I have....mmmm must go hunting for spray paint.
You have made such a difference to the egret, it looks so much nicer now and beautifully display.
Best Wishes to you,

Unknown said...

What a sweet planter you rescued-looks so very cute now.
By the way, Newbie is a very handsome boy.

Suzy said...

Oooh - what a great find! I never cease to be amazed at the transforming power of spray paint.

Alycia Nichols said...

You huffed and puffed and breathed wonderful new life into this egret!!! What a transformation!!!! It looks great, Babs! I always forget that paint can make a huge difference. Maybe it's because I'm lazy! :-)

PAINTORDIG.blogspot.com said...

I love the transformation! It looks very elegant and expensive now.

Unknown said...

Pretty! I love Heirloom White!

Mary said...

Snoozle, LOL! Love the new life for your egret with your spray paint! Your sweet feral looks like he's found a happy home :)

Rebecca said...

What a brilliant idea! x

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Oh, I love it! I posted a little duck today that reminds me of your planter! Great minds think alike! heehee!

momto8 said...

how lovely!!!! I just spray painted my foam planters last night....amazing what a can of spray paint can do!!!!

Kelly said...

You did a great job transforming that egret planter. It's much prettier in all white. It looks perfect on your secretary. I didn't know you had stray cats living near you. That's kind of sad that he doesn't have an official home!

Judy Biggerstaff said...

Perfect, the paint was an excellent idea. Love his new look!

Donna said...

Love the egret planter! Great idea to paint it, I wouldn't have thought of that!

Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson said...

A fun planter Babs. I really like it with the new coat of paint. Yard work tuckers us all out. I love it, but I walk like a zombie at the end of the day. lol! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

Savannah Granny said...

Hi Babs, Great job with the egret. I love them too. You did a great job with it. Looks great on the secretary. I am working in the garden as well. No veggies, just flowers and shrubs. I have been cutting some of the azaleas almost to the ground. I have been doing a little each week and Bob is helping. He sits in a chair and lobs off the branches. I load them in the cart and haul to the street for pickup. Whew, I am dragging too.
Hugs, Ginger