Junkologie is getting ready to do a show in June (Vintage Treasures Market). To get ready for it, we have been seeking out and snatching up all kinds of junk goodies! In May, we went to a fabulously huge auction held at Island Lake in northern Minnesota. We came home with a truckload of stuff! To see all the finds, click here.
One of the items was this pair of plaster owls.
I know. I know. They're so seventies. So dated. So dark. But when we were in Texas for the Antique Weekend, my friend Olivia was decorating her daughter's room. We stopped at Pottery Barn Kids and she had looked at the most amazing quilts. When I saw the owls at the auction, I distinctly remembered owls there or in the PB magazine or somewhere. And I had a plan!
I started by taking the owls to my painting area. Here is the before photo...
I lightly sanded them, primed them, sanded them, and painted them. Here is the after...
Wouldn't these look great in the Brooke Bedroom from Pottery Barn Kids?
(Courtesy of Pottery Barn...Brooke Bedroom)
What do you think? Are the owls Pottery Barn chic? Wouldn't they look great hanging on that back wall? I might go out and collect some birch branches just to get a similar woodsy effect.