Do you have a sentimental treasure that’s sitting in a box because it’s ugly? Meaningful…but ugly. I do too.
My dear Granny made these crazy ceramic owls with her very own hands in 1968. I know this because it’s written on the bottom of each owl. When Granny was cleaning out her closets a few years ago, she asked me if I wanted them.
I snapped them up because they’re sentimental to me. They may look a little scary, but I remember being fascinated by them as a little girl. They were Granny’s owls and they always sat on the middle shelf of her kitchen hutch.
My Granny is a fun chick (pun intended), so I know she won’t mind that I painted her owls with some white spray paint to update them a bit.
I’m sure someone out there just had a coronary because I painted such a sentimental treasure. But for me, I’ll take a sentimental treasure that’s displayed in my home over one that sits in a box because it’s ugly.
Do you have a sentimental treasure that’s hidden in a closet? Could it be updated with a little paint?
PS – I’m fully aware that my owls are still a little weird and crazy. But now that they’re white, I think they’re kitchy instead of just plain ugly.
PPS – Please don’t be offended if you have (and love) a set of crazy brown owls. If they work for you, then work it!