A week or so ago I had the opportunity to go out and browse around Goodwill. As I walked through the store, I spotted a pair of geese that were dirty but in great shape. They were adorable but I just walked away for them. Then I started to walk by them again and again. Staring at them a little longer. Maybe I could repaint them? As soon as the thought hit me I bought them. Below is a quick explanation of what I did to repaint them.
Here are the supplies I needed:
- Acrylic paint
- My little geese
- Paint Palette
- I ended up having to wash the geese because they had dirt and such all other them. I used warm water and a paper towel. (I’m sure there are better ways of cleaning such things, but I was excited and in a rush.)
- I put my first layer of paint on each of them. Then they were put to the side for an hour to let the paint dry, and another layer was added and another hour past by.
- Time for the details. I painted the stars, clouds, and ribbons onto my little geese.
Now I have a pair of Night and Day Geese!
Things I Learned:
- I haven’t done it yet, but I need to add a sealer to them. That way the paint will stay on these geese for a longer time than if I had not put sealer on.
- If you decide to repaint something, it doesn’t have to have a lot of detail. Sure, it is fun painting it, but in the end it doesn’t look as well as if you kept it simple.
What is your favorite thing about birds? Mine is that they evolved from dinosaurs.
3 thoughts on “Repainting Knick Knacks”
This is such an excellent idea and they turned out great! I love up-cycling and thrift shops are like pots of gold. Have you ever seen this instagram page? You might like her painting of unusual objects – she uses Posca pens and I will definitely be investing in some asap! http://www.instagram.com/salty_hippie
Thank you ❤
I have not seen that instagram account before, but she has made some beautiful things! Very inspiring. Thank you for sending her artwork my way! I need to look into Posca pens because they look like fun. 🙂
Ahahaha I love these, what a great idea!