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:

Unknown 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 said...

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

Jenn @ West Sac Honey 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!

Elder Esplin In Oaxaca 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

Carol, 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 Studios 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.

Unknown 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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