For whatever reason I have a couple large cockatoo ceramic statues. I love as is, the other I have never really taken a strong liking, and since I never shy away from painting some glazed ceramics I decided to take a shot and go for it once again.
(Do you love the bottlebrush trees? They were a second Christmas gift from Christine--she bleached and dyed them herself. I think they're swell.)
Here is my adventure in spray painting another ceramic piece...
I don't have as many bird statues as I would like, but I do have some fun ones. The four smaller ones were purchased for me by Mother at an estate sale in Tacoma before I moved down to California. The pink and white cockatoo I got from a Value Village. Oh yeah, the lady gave me a deal on it.
I also purchased this at that same Value Village outing, but was never really fond of the painting. I mean, it's cute and all, but... I don't know I always thought that the eyes look hard. Also, I'm not a huge fan of the dark colors on the base. Enough reasons for me to want to change it up a bit.
I purchased some matte white spray paint, and got to work. I should mention that in the process I may have learned that I really like the smell of this spray paint. It was reminiscent of the sweet plastic (My Little Ponies) of our youth.
I had to usher Olive inside after a couple coats because the fumes started to linger. That little girl needs all her brain cells intact. She wasn't pleased at the disruption I posed to her nice little Sunday.
It took several coats to finally cover up that dark paint, but I managed to do it with minimal issues.
I haven't used this matte spray paint before, but I really love it. I was afraid the finished project would be unpleasant to touch, but it was surprisingly smooth and matte. I really liked the all white cockatoo, but naturally wanted to add a little gold accent.
A lovely new fresh faced ceramic cockatoo to adorn my living room.