This project was inspired by this post on the Oh Joy blog. I just loved the little bird vase and the bright pinks of the ranunculus (which is one of my all time favorite flowers).
Unfortunately the vase in her picture was a very limited edition and I couldn't find anything similar.
Until I was browsing the vintage section of Etsy (some gorgeous finds in the vintage section, and some really good buys) and I found this little brown bird.
Poor thing is a wee bit stuck in the 70's, don't you think? Well something being the wrong color has never stopped me before. Even though I am the world's worst painter I just forge ahead and start slapping paint on things.
I bought a very inexpensive bottle of glossy acrylic paint from Michael's and started painting. It took four or five coats to get it completely covered but I am very pleased with how it turned out. And an excuse to buy some ranunculus.