Saturday, November 9, 2013

Painting Things

I bought this vintage turkey at a
yard sale for $2.
Thought he was a steal!
Then I saw my "one-of-a-kind" turkey
 on another blog where they bought
one on discount at Target for $6!
 His features kind of blur if you get
more than 3 feet away.

 So I'd planned to paint him even before
I found out he's a cheap knockoff...
I put him on the poor china cabinet,
which is getting it's 85th makeover...

to see if Turkey might look better
if I left him as is, but set him on shelves
with a white or black background.

 This time around, the china cabinet
will be black on the outside
and white on the inside.
This is the first coat of black...and I lost
track of which coat of white it is.
 The black paint is Amy Howard's
"1-Step" paint.
The white is my favorite go-to,
Behr's Paint-and-Primer in Swiss Coffee.
Besides suffocating the china cabinet in
more layers of paint, I'm going to
add trim around the front edge.
(this is the question Wild Bill always asks)
Well, I guess it's something I haven't
done to it before!
So, back to Turkey...
You see how he gets lost?
What would you do...
Paint? Don't paint?
Brown? White with aging?
I'm up for anything...
just ask the china cabinet.


  1. I think I would probably age with white. IT's hard to say what to do - play around with it - you can always change the color again. Good luck - I am sure it will be very pretty when you finish.

    1. thanks for the comment. I'm going with white as I agree with you that would probably be best to show off his face.

  2. Rivercrest Cottage,
    Saw some this Season painted creamy white with subtle touches of taupe. . .stunning!!! I agree...PAINT!!!
    P.S. He IS a great find!!!

    1. thanks Pat for stopping by. I agree with the creamy white and I'll try some taupe.

  3. I think he is grateful that you found him!!! No matter what color you paint him, he will be happy.

  4. I'm terrible at suggestions like that, but I do like the idea of white--He was a great find, and I know he'll be really happy with you! :-)!

  5. White -- maybe wash him with gold?

    1. hey Scribbler, thanks for leaving a comment. Hadn't thought of gold, but it is in keeping with Fall.

  6. Great find and you have some great suggestions...can't wait to see how he turns out!

    1. thanks for stopping by Cindy. I'm going with the white with brown wax. Will post soon.