Happy Tuesday, Friends! My husband and I spent most of the day working in our yard. It is supposed to rain this evening so we got most of the flowers and mulch put out just in the nick of time! But, I snuck in a little fun DIY project after! Come see my cute little turkey makeover!
Last week when I was out running errands I stopped by a consignment store my sister-in-law recommended. She admits it is hit or miss and that day was pretty much a miss for me. I did spy this fun little ceramic turkey for a mere $3.00. He had this enormous orange bow around his neck. I think he was screaming for me to buy him, if for no other reason than to free him of this burden. Poor little guy. And, I happened to have $3 in my wallet. (par for the course.)
First things first, take off that ribbon! And the price tag. Much better already.
I cleaned him up a tad and then painted him with my stand-by spray paint, Heirloom White by Rust-Oleum. Such an improvement with a simple few coats of paint! He is still drying but I couldn’t wait to take his picture. (He is sitting on a paper plate so he won’t get paint on my table.)
The question now is how to use him at Thanksgiving? On the bottom is a sticker that reads, “Green Leaf Nursery” so that leads me to believe he is a waterproof vessel. Perhaps? So maybe put a small flower arrangement inside? Or use him as a napkin or silverware holder? I haven’t really decided yet. And for $3.00? Totally worth it. And he is most grateful for his mini makeover! Here’s a quick before and after…
I love using fun little finds like this in my decor at the holidays. Wouldn’t this be cute in a bathroom holding a small plant or hand towel? I sort of wish they had more of these little turkeys. They would make adorable hostess gifts, don’t you think? I love how fresh and new my turkey looks. And the beauty of it is, now that he is a neutral color, he can fit in anywhere!
Meanwhile we are waiting on the electrician and the carpenter to finish the rest of the Butler’s Pantry for us. Then comes the paint and the tile back splash! So excited!! Our hope is to have it all finished in time for Thanksgiving. We are hosting two back to back dinners at our house so to have the Butler’s Pantry complete would be awesome!
I hope this little project will inspire you to take a second look at these thrift store finds and repurpose them into something unique for your home! Thank you for stopping by! xoxo Dell (and a grateful turkey)