22 March, 2009

My Spray Painted Chicken Dish

I am double posting for two memes. Susan at Between Naps on the Porch is hosting Metamorphosis Monday. Sarah at Thrift Decor Chick is hosting a Spray Paint Party. Click on the links to take you over to their blogs to see what else creative ideas you can find.


I have just recently discovered spray paint. Can you believe it? I purchased this really ugly hand painted ceramic chicken dish. I though that I liked the idea of it being a chicken dish, but not with the garish red. It was only $1.31 at the thrift shop. Then I remembered Kimba and her spray painted dishes.

Before:

I got a can of soft yellow Valspar spray paint at Lowes. I applied many light coats instead on one heavy coat. I was afraid of drips. I think it turned out real well.
After:
I'll use it to serve a tub of margarine.




34 comments:

Sarah @ Thrifty Decor Chick said...

Sometimes it really is crazy what a difference it makes!! Something you would never like is suddenly perfect!!

Nancy W said...

Great job! Hugs from Conroe TX!

Melissa Miller said...

Very pretty Karen!

I do love it in Yellow.

Happy Spring!
~Melissa :)

marty39 said...

It looks just wonderful. I love the yellow color. What a great shape and size. Good find. Hugs, Marty

Becky K. said...

So cool! I love it!

Martha said...

All I can say is _wow! I've never thought to spray paint a dish but it turned out really good!

Domestic Designer said...

I love it! The yellow is perfect. Have a great day!

june@craftyniche said...

That turned out great!

A Hint of Home said...

I love how you sprayed the chick. Are you using a special paint for the ceramic?
Love the color.

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Oh Great! Now I'm the only person left who hasn't spray painted anything! LOL -- great job -- I think you'll get much use from your little chicken dish!

Cass said...

I am just amazed at this. I am seeing several posts today, about spray painting glass or china -- something I never would have thought about doing. The results are enchanting. It's amazing, really. What fun!

Cass

Deb said...

How cute! I'm seeing a lot painting of ceramics. I would have never guessed it but they all have come out great! Deb

ceekay said...

I have got to try this. I love the difference it makes!!

Mrs. G said...

What a great idea. Those butter dishes are hard to find and yours looks great.

marty39 said...

Karen, thank you for stopping by my Met. Mon post and your kind comments. I really appreciate it. Just like your fabulous chicken, everything was done on a really tight budget, but it's fun to try to be thrifty. Thanks again. Hugs, Marty

"Blossom" said...

Like the yellow much better. Thank goodness for paint!

Mrs. Petrie said...

So fun! Love the yellow chicken.

Mo..."Mo's Cottage" said...

Oh my...that turned out great....I love before and after pictures...
Hugs,
Mo :-)

Cathy said...

This is a great idea, and I love the soft yellow spray paint you picked. This will make me look at thrift store items with an entirely new set of eyes...Cathy

Jen r. said...

It looks really nice! Jen

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Looks great! Somehow I've missed out on this party! I'll go check it out!

Diane

Knitty said...

Love the yellow!

Regarding the foam core picture of three ladies on my blog, I didn't sew through the foam core, I stretched fabric around to the back and secured it, then stitched a rectangle of fabric over the back to finish it off. The picture hangs from two plastic rings that I stitched to the backing. :)

Chandy said...

Great job on that project! "It looks so much better" is an understatement! Wow! I love quick fixes...

Happy Monday!

Kathy's Red Door Welcome said...

Wow! I like it much better in that pretty color of yellow that you used. I had no idea you could paint pottery like that. It looks great!

Jennifer said...

Wow! The soft yellow looks great. Spray paint can do wonders.

Martha said...

Come by my blog -- I have something for you.

Kim @ Forever Wherever said...

It looks like a new chicken! Great job with the spray paint! I love to spray everything.

Thanks for stopping by earlier!

~Kim

Chloe's Couture said...

The yellow is so springy! I also wanted to say "De Colores". My husband did Walk to Emmaus and I did Tres Dias-that weekend really changes your life! Blessings!

Tootsie said...

isn't spray paint a miracle in a can!!! it looks wonderful!

~CC Catherine said...

Karen, I LOVE THIS CHICK MAKEOVER! I was totally blown away by the pretty yellow! ;) Great job~ ~CC Catherine

Danette said...

I love it!
What a cute idea to serve a tub of margarine in it.

Rachel said...

That turned out perfect! I have been looking at a butter bell dish to keep my butter in. Your idea is perfect for your little dish.

mamamia said...

such a great spring color! great!

Kim Chalfant said...

Turned out fabulous! Why can't I think to find something like that for my tub of margarine. I just stick the ugly tub on the table.