Dollar Store Owl Makeover


One of my favorite things to do is to makeover dollar store items. I’m always on the hunt for fun knick knacks that I come across while strolling around the dollar store.
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I wanted to use the white glue and paint crackle method to achieve a white owl with very fine gold crackles. As you can see, it didn’t quite work out but I still like the look of the owl. He just looks more like a ceramic glazed owl and he fits right in with my white & gold holiday décor.
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You can find the step-by-step crackle paint with white glue and paint tutorial on my blog at the link below.
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And here’s Mr. Owl nestled in with my white and gold holiday hutch. He fits right in and I can use him year round for other seasonal décor.
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Even though I didn't achieve the exact "crackle paint" effect I wanted, i still love how he turned out.
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  • Jeannie McCarley
    on Dec 14, 2014

    Oh yes.....he's cute :-) might have to have a whirl at this one. And agree, he looks more like he come from Pier 1

  • Wanda Craft
    on Jan 9, 2015

    Okay. He is wonderful! I like him the way he turned out and I bet your vision of crackling would look great, too. There might be a trip to the dollar store in my very near future. Like today, maybe. I've seen these shiny doo-dads in the dollar store and at yard sales. It never occurred to me they could look any different. Head slap moment. And yep. I really need another project, no matter how easy. Sheesh!

    • Carolyn ~ homework
      on Jan 10, 2015

      @Wanda Craft have fun at the dollar store. My motto is - even if it doesn't work out - it was only a dollar. :)

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