Thursday, October 13, 2011

Just Ducky!!!

I told you in my last post that I had been hoarding supplies for projects and I wasn't lying. This is one I did yesterday when the rain had stopped long enough for me to paint something. I never knew you could spray paint glass until I saw some of the posts on BetterAfter & others. ----WHAT?!?! You mean all those things I gave away cuz they were the wrong color- I could've saved them???? ...Oh well, now I know.

So remember the country blue & duck fad of the lates 80's/early 90's? I got rid of all that stuff years ago but I guess my Granny had not. For my Bday this past May my Aunt Sue gave me a pitcher that had been my Granny Merritt's. My aunt and my mom are Hoarders for sure and I am trying not to be, but I am incredibly sentimental so it's kind of hard... but I CAN walk through my house (if not my bedroom- & I am working on that so...) but anyway- here is the picture of the pitcher BEFORE~

And another in case the first one didn't make you groan or wince enough~

And I HAVE to say, before I go any further, that my mother would probably have a kannipshun fit if she knew that I had painted my granny's pitcher, but I loved my Granny & I know she loved me- she always signed her letters and cards to me with, "I love you and Jesus loves you too" (side note-Thank you to BOTH my Grannies- for instilling in me, the knowledge that I am a child of a God in Heaven who knows & loves me) so anyway- my point is- if my Granny Merrit was still alive and I had asked for that pitcher and I had told her, "Granny, I'm gonna paint this white cuz I LOVE the curves and the shape, but these ducks and this blue, well they just don't go with my style right now!" I am CERTAIN my granny would be okay with it and she would've given me her blessing because she wanted me to be happy. So, that being said, I got some Valspar Gloss white spray paint and went to town. Or rather, went to driveway, cuz I had already gotten the paint in town. And here is the result:

WOW! Can I just say that again? WOW!!! WOWWEE WOWZER WOW!!! I am in LOVE with this pitcher now. I hope my Granny can see it. I am sure she likes it better now too. I just can't stop staring at it. I can't wait to put some flowers in it. I was gonna put it on top of my kitchen cabintes but now I just want to keep it in the center of my table. Am I crazy? Surely I am not the only person to fall in love with something just because it is a different color am I?

Thanks to my Aunt Sue for giving it to me and thanks to my blogging genius friends who have posted about painting glass. the truth is, I probably would have just kept this up in the attic until Country blue & ducks came back in style. Okay, you're right- it would've stayed up in the attic till one of MY grands inherited it and donated it to GW or something. One more pic because it seems such an amazing transformation to me:

Okay, now that I have posted twice today, I can get back to my bedroom...I CAN walk through it really, it's just this one corner that is full of boxes from my 5 years of college. I am slowly but surely getting it cleaned up. Wish me luck!

I am linking up with Domestically Speaking's POWER OF PAINT PARTY here:

I took apic with flowers in...forgive the edit to republish but I thought it looked so pretty!

Have a blessed day,


  1. This is an amazing transformation! Wow! I love it now! Thanks for sharing such a great idea!

  2. Cha ching!!! I did not know you could do that. How many really great pitchers I've passed up...not anymore!
    Those wine glasses below are priceless!

  3. Wow!! That really is gorgeous! Well, that does it! Two great posts in a row...I gotta follow! Ha!

    Have a great day and thanks for visiting me today!


  4. I had no idea you could paint ceramics either! That looks like it has always been white. (poor ducky). Love it!

  5. Love it! I knew you could paint ceramics by reading the White Spray Paint blog in the past and I've recently painted a couple of mason jars. Those turned out nice. I love the pitcher, reminds me of ironstone dishes and white just looks fresh and goes with everything :) Great job.

  6. Karyl, to be very honest, I think granny Merrit would be rather proud of you if she could see what you've done to her. It looks like it has always been white and not a clue of the dubious blue! Love the transformation.

    Also, have posted the Japanese Doll tutorial that you had asked for. I hope you like and make one too. :) Would love to see them.


  7. Thanks so much for your recent visit and kind comments on my Doll house!

    I am also a nurse but have been one for 33 years. I work full time night shift in a Rehab ( Physical medicaine ) Unit.


  8. That pitcher came out much prettier than the original.