Goodwill Owl Makeover

I used my Goodwill birthday coupon to pick up an owl. What every girl needs, right? Back when we had a decent weekend and I could get out and spray paint I asked you on Facebook what I should do with her. The overwhelming answer was metallic. Unfortunately the first two answers were color and by the time the rest of you had answered Mister Owl was Mister Growl.



How do you all think I am doing on adding color into the space? Are you feeling it? I used Krylon Ivy Leaf in Gloss to spray paint Mr. Growl. If you haven’t caught on yet Mr. Growl is a green owl hence growl. The husband named him. How about a little side by side action?

Mr. Growl currently lives on the shelf that is part of our new gallery wall (which you can read about here).

Doesn’t it balance out that green B nicely? A little something quirky for the space. I mean, we don’t take ourselves that seriously around here.

The Ikea Shelf Makeover, bench reupholster, gallery wall, memo board/inspiration board, mirror makeover and Mr. Growl are starting to bring some real personality and color into this space. We even ordered some new prints (made by us of course!). You can check out our print shop here. I cannot wait for them to get here and I can see them in real life.

Do you have something quirky in your space? How do you add personality to your home?

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  • a_luskey

    Nice!  Love a well executed thrift store redo!  Love the whole wall display too!

    • Megan Bray

      It was so tacky to start with I wasn’t sure if I could pull it off. It really is amazing what a can of spray paint can do.

  • hope

    Darn!  I just passed up an owl just like that at my local Goodwill store!  I am going to have to go back tomorrow and see if it is still there!  That looks fantastic! 

  • Tanya

    I love owls! That is a great find and a great paint choice!

    • Megan Bray

      Thanks! The paint choice really came down to what I had down in the basement. Worked out nicely.

  • Sarah

    I love your owl!!

    • Megan Bray

      Thank you! Amazing what a can of spray paint can do :)

  • Jack Jones

    I kind of like the old look a bit more. Sorry.

    • Megan Bray

      No need to apologize. To each their own. Thanks for stopping by.

  • Aimee Jongejan

    LOVE it!!!

    • Megan Bray

      Thank you!