I subscribe to Style at Home magazine. It is the last one of my fixed expenses that I truly could cut out…but…I get excited about the magazine arriving each month (similar to the weekly flyers that arrive on my doorstep [does anyone else get excited about that?]). A trend right now in home decor is Owls. I am not sure why exactly…and all of a sudden I want one…but I have priorities like buying food and diapers and more diapers.
An example of the Owls that I am seeing EVERYWHERE!
I filed this “want” to the back of my brain and while on a shopping trip to my local Dollarama store. I spotted him. In all of his ugly glory…
I believe I actually hid him from Andrew (I was worried he would think I had lost my mind). I took off his nasty wings, sanded, primed and painted him in glossy white. The finished product isn’t too bad. I have placed him in a small corner of our newly renovated kitchen (one day I hope to write a post on our kitchen renovation once I am over the horror of it all). As my mom says, the only corner where I can keep things perfectly neat (no one can reach the shelf). I now refer to it as my “shelf of solitude”!
Ugly Owl: $2
Sandpaper: $0 (we already had it)
Spray Paint: $4
Total: $12 (but I can use the paint & primer for other DIYs)
The big reveal…..
…and on the shelf…
Ta-da! I now have the Owl of my dreams!
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