New creation: upcycled ceramic duck

Remember the “saturday project” I posted about, that involved spray paint? Well, here’s what I was doing. πŸ˜€

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I’ve been getting cute ceramic figurines and pottery at local thrift stores, with the plan to upcycle them. This little duck was dingy and sad, dirty with peeling paint, sitting there unloved on the shelf. I took him home, scrubbed him clean, gave him multiple coats of fresh white paint, and then decorated him by hand in my own style!

Instead the original boring, dingy yellow beak and feet, he gets bright cheery pink. The bow, which was once a dull blue and chipping away, is now a brilliant dark pink. I’ve always loved the look of beach stones painted with hundreds of dots, and I also love ombre, so I adapted both of those to my own style. Lots of dark red spots on the back and wings, fading to lighter pink near the head and belly. Once that was done (it took a good while to make all of those dots!), I coated the figure with clear glaze for protection.

I’m VERY happy with the result! A boring, dingy ole figurine is now a fresh new home decor item. And this little guy was my guinea pig…since he turned out wonderfully, I plan to make a bunch of repurposed ceramics, in all kinds of fun colors. I have another, larger duck, a bunny, several small vases, and a few lidded pots that will get the ombre dot treatment. All of them will go in my Etsy shop. My only regret is not taking “before” and “after” photos, so you could see how drastic the change was.

I can’t wait to start dotting everything! πŸ™‚

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4 responses to “New creation: upcycled ceramic duck

  1. Very cute! It would be interesting to see what it was before

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