Thursday, September 16, 2010

Another Dollar Store Halloween Project ~

When I picked up my dollar store pumpkins, I couldn't help by grab these guys too.

I took inspiration from Stephanie Lynn's Toy Story Wall Art Project from Under the Table and Dreaming. I started by spray painting each figure with Rustoleum Heirloom White spray paint. I then mixed a glaze with Americana Glazing Medium (Decoart sent it to me to try out) and a little brown  craft paint.

Really all I did was brush it on and wipe it off.

I loved this product, it worked great!

I love how it got into all of the details.


This was another super inexpensive and super easy project - oh, how I love the Dollar Tree!

Sources:
Halloween Figures - Dollar Tree
Decoart Glazing Medium - Michaels
Brown Craft Paint - Michaels


19 comments:

Pattie said...

Those are absolutely amazing! They remind me of the busts you see in libraries! Nice job.

Olivia~ said...

Oh, I love this a very cool idea!
Hugs,
Olivia

Jane said...

Great vision on the busts. The look great repainted and antiqued and fit great into your Halloween display. I love the Dollar Tree too and now will have to go out and find these!!
Jane

the cape on the corner said...

i just saw someone do this almost exact transformation. i would never have thought of this, i think i really have to train myself to think of what something can be with a quick repaint.

loving your whole vignette, for sure!

Blessed Mommy of 2 said...

They look good, in a spooky kind of way. ;-) Thanks for sharing!

Jessi said...

What a difference! They are much spookier now...in a good way! Gotta love the dolalr store.

Heidi@TheCraftMonkey said...

those are fantastic! they look like they came from pb, not the dollar store! LOVE them!

Jenn @ WestSacHoney said...

Love em! I have sooo many halloween decorations or I'd totally go get these!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

What a great little find for Halloween decor, Chelsea! I like them much better painted the Heirloom white and glazed. They make for a nice grouping now.

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

AWESOME! They look so good spraypainted and glazed....great idea!

Lou Cinda :)

Designs on 47th Street said...

Good heavens! I never used to set foot in a Dollar Store til I saw just what can be done with a $ bargain! Those look so pricey! Great job!! :)

Donna

Tara said...

I have to say, I've never been a huge Halloween fan, but your little busts are AMAZING! I will be on the lookout for look-alikes to give it a try!

Jennie said...

I LOVE DOLLAR TREE TOO! SO cute!

Jennie @ CInnaberry Suite

Stephanie Lynn @Under the Table and Dreaming said...

Chelsea - these turned out fantastic. What a fabulous transformation. I love the DecoArt glaze too! Thanks so much for linking back - I greatly appreciate it. Happy Friday ~ Enjoy your weekend! Stephanie Lynn

The Answer Is Chocolate said...

Oooh I hope there are some of these left when my stashbusting commitment is over! SO cool! I'm having an Open House link party if you want to come over :)

KM @ This Plate is Full said...

Oh they look ten times better!!!
You always have the quickest,easiest ideas...keep them coming..I gotta get to my dollar store now.

Chris Rusnak said...

Fantastic results Chelsea. I can't wait to see them in the flesh!
Boo-ah-ha-ha!

Chris said...

Ok. Really? Does the inspiration ever cease around here? :) I love these!

1 Funky Woman said...

My husband just bought me a couple of creatures like these the other day! I am now inspired to have fun with them, thanks!

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