The V Spot

Rants, observations and home decorating from a woman with no time for a blog.

So simple, it’s stupid… Dollar Tree make-over.

These little resin birds (and other hideous little figurines) are available in every Dollar Tree, 99 Cent store, etc in the country.
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Despite the fact that this little birdie was manufactured with gorilla toes, I brought him home and introduced him to my good friend Rustoleum Heirloom White. (Then I sprayed him with a coat of clear gloss to make him EXTRA shiny…)
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Now he looks pretty…. ‘cept for those wacky simian toes he has going for him. I figure that those toes will help distract from the fact that I need to dust.
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To borrow from some bloggy pals of mine: Don’t you judge me!

Linking up with:
Just A Girl

16 Comments

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drollgirl said...

February 25, 2011 at 12:20 am
very very cute! well done!!!
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Jayna Rae said...

February 25, 2011 at 12:30 am
Much better!!! In fact, gorgeous!
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Impulsive Addict said...

February 25, 2011 at 2:59 am
I WOULD'VE totally judged you if you'd taken a picture of the actual dust that you're talking about but just as I suspected, there was NONE there.
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♥Amber Filkins: Silver Lining♥ said...

February 25, 2011 at 3:48 am
Love the title of this post. :) And I literally chuckled with your gorilla toes comment. I mean, my belly literally jiggled, actually.

I've spray painted ugly little figurines from the dollar store before, but I was super shocked to see your after. I'm going to have to use that spray paint, b/c the shine in it made SO much better. It looks so good!

Love you Viv!

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Keetha Broyles said...

February 25, 2011 at 4:57 am
I usually ABHOR the things bloggers do with spray paint, especially if it involves beautiful antique wooden furniture.

BUT - - - this is simply amazing. Makes me want to run right out to Dollar General and buy some little birds and spray away to my heart's content.

k
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Impulsive Addict said...

February 25, 2011 at 5:22 am
I biggefied. You lie like a DOG!
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Impulsive Addict said...

February 25, 2011 at 5:24 am
OH...and are you sure you didn't STEAL this idea? Or are you encouraging OTHERS to STEAL this idea instead of coming up with their OWN creativeness? I would HATE for you to get bitched out again.
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Kelli said...

February 25, 2011 at 4:26 pm
Great job because he was a little creepy at first. Now he fits right in. No judgment.
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MiMi said...

February 25, 2011 at 4:52 pm
You know you totally ruined the integrity of the art of that piece right?
And someone is probably crying that you called their artwork birds' feet gorilla toes.
Other than that, IT ROCKS.
The gorilla toes. MY GAWD. They ARE!!!
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Connie said...

February 25, 2011 at 4:54 pm
I'm in love with birds right now!!

Fun craft!
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Shawn said...

February 25, 2011 at 6:02 pm
I'm so doing that!

Why can't I think of stuff like that?

His toes are apelike aren't they?

I'm with IA...what dust?
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Lisa Cash said...

February 25, 2011 at 6:47 pm
Stopping by from Just A Girl. I L.O.V.E. this bird! SOOOO cute! Running to the dollar store, right now! :)
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jennykate77 said...

February 25, 2011 at 10:43 pm
I love that bird!! Great idea, Viv...as usual!
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Kristen said...

March 8, 2011 at 1:52 pm
I just did that myself with some Dollar Store birds. Seems the only way to put them to use is to paint them....and you're completely right - it does have gorilla toes.
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Green Door Girl said...

March 9, 2011 at 3:20 pm
super cute - my dollar store birdies luckily came in creamy white with a slight orange/brown glaze, they didn't require paint, but your definitely needed a good coating of white - I love him all white and he looks great on the books! :)
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Jilll said...

May 17, 2011 at 12:06 am
Seems like everything ugly is better with a coat of spray paint ;) Wish I could spray paint my lawn.

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