Awhile back I picked up a squirrel at Goodwill that I fondly named Mr. Squirrel. I had every intention of giving him a makeover that involved white spray paint, and I finally got around to the project. Here is the side by side shot of his before and after.
It took around 3 light coats to get his color to a crisp white where the icky “before” orange wasn’t showing through. So the outcome wasn’t too shabby for a $2.00 goodwill find turned sleek and charming nut-eating accessory. I have been working on accessorizing my long and bare set of dressers and used Mr. Squirrel as a jumping off point. I sat him on a stack of books that coordinates with the amazing quilt my hubby’s grandmother made us for our wedding. I love the titles of the vintage books: “Jellybean”, “The Green Coat”, and “The Amateur Photographer’s Handbook”, they make me smile! I threw in my Ball canning jar of sentimental wine corks from this post, and topped it off with some vintage letter tiles perched on a scrabble tray. It looked a little something like this:
It’s not perfect yet, but it is a start!