I scored these kitchy owl bookends at a gift exchange over the holidays and loved them immediately. Yes, they are completely 70's and ugly, but I thought with some bright paint they could be really fun. I figured I'd have to wait until spring because it's been way too cold to spray paint. Well, I got lucky because it was almost 60 degrees today - in January!
I gave the owls a good scrubbing to remove any dust and grime, followed by a coat of spray primer. My first instinct was to paint them red, but I had extra gold paint leftover from my end table project, so I tried that. I should have gone with my gut because the gold was just not working for me. It felt like they were supposed to be eagles or something. So I picked up a can of bright red spray paint (Banner Red from Krylon) which is perfect! These owls were just the pop of color I needed to finish off my bookshelves!
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