17 June 2014

Mockatoo

Ever since I spotted Solid ID's dipped cockatoo in a magazine last year I've been hunting high and low for a cockatoo ornament to make my own version. It had reached the point where I had become as unfussy as a lonely drunk guy, and decided any bird would do. 

Then, a few weeks ago, I finally (and unexpectedly) struck gold whilst in Homebase of all places, where I found this gorgeous chap for under a fiver: 

Obviously, I put him straight in my basket, and then hot-footed it to the paint aisle to choose a tester pot in which to douse his head. After serious deliberation, I opted for Cherry Crush from the Home of Colour collection.

I used masking tape to create the straightest line I could, then slapped on three coats of paint. Unfortunately, the paint leaked under the tape in several places; but I managed to scrape most of it off once it had dried. The line's a bit wonkier than my ideal finish, but I'd choose a slightly wobbly line over the £75 price tag of the original any day. 




Katie xxx

11 comments:

  1. Awww, sweet!!!! I'd paint him in lurid shades of rainbow!x

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  2. great little DIY project, he looks so cute in that fab shade x

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  3. Wow! That's such a quick and easy DIY with such a striking outcome! Woop!

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  4. Fabulous Katie! Frog tape is best for avoiding that paint bleed but it's quite expensive...xxx

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  5. This is a great idea. I like the contrast of colours and the gloss and matte texture. Nice!

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    1. Thank you very much :) Welcome to my blog- and thank you for leaving a comment! xxx

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  6. Whoa, I've never seen decor like that! I love the pop of color! :)

    Rachel
    Daydream Frenzy

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    1. Thanks Rachel :) Our house is definitely full of more "unusual" decor. Mostly due to my dodgy DIY skills :p xxx

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  7. Awww wow that's adorable! Cool idea xxxx

    thevelvetwonder.blogspot.com

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  8. I like! He's looking very cheerful! :-) xxx

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