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Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Roo with Attitude





This big white rooster has always had attitude, but as fashionable as white/white is, my house just works better with off-white or a little bit of beige.  So he needed a makeover of some sort.



My trusty stain and a few wipes with a soft cloth and he started to look a whole lot better.  He still needs a little more of the stain rubbed off to be perfect.


Now he looks great.  Shows a little bit of character, and still an off-white.


When I wiped the stain off, I left it with a few streaks to look like feathers.  I thought that looked better than just wiping it all off.





Now it fits so much better in my kitchen with the dark walls.  I love his attitude and he is definitely strutting his stuff.


I am joining the following parties:

Wow Us Wednesday @ Savvy Southern Style
Transformation Thursday @ The Shabby Chic Cottage



Thanks so much for stopping by, I always look forward to your visits.



36 comments:

  1. Hi lovely lady.
    You did a Beautiful job on your Rooster he looks so good with his makeover.. Marty you are so Good!!!
    I would like to thank you so much for coming over with a sweet comment on my Tablescape.
    XXOO Diane

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  2. You did a great job, he looks fantastic - thanks for sharing.

    Mary @ Redo 101

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  3. Marty, I'm going to do that with the big white sheep I have. I'm like you and things in my house just look better, sometimes in off white or ivory. I think that sheep is just too white.
    BTW your roo turned out great. :)
    Hugs,
    Babs

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  4. Mr. Roo is looking good with his new do! I like that you left a little streak here and there. Very nice!

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  5. Isn't he just so cute! I love how the stain added just the right touch to his feathers. He really looks nice with a few brown feathers.

    Great job as always Marty!

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  6. Oh, I love it! A little made all the difference! I have a few roosters that were purchased a thrift store to put in the yard. I've never liked the colors..I think this would be a perfect idea!

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  7. You are one smart lady...The chicken looks great...good job!

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  8. Wow, you really did a great job. Love the details the stain brings out. Nicely done.

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  9. HI Marty! You're so good and your Rooster looks marvelous!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  10. looks great and pass me a donut please :)

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  11. Mr. Roo is strutting fine now!

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  12. Hi Marty,,,, I love how your gorgeous rooster came out... it looks so pretty sitting on your counter... great job.....have a great week.

    Hugs;
    Alaura

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  13. Oh Marty, I love your Roo with an attitude! He looks great.

    Enjoy your evening,
    Gail

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  14. Who'd-a thought you could stain a ceramic rooster. My oh my. Richard at My Old Historic House.

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  15. Marty !!! Oh my goodness I had no idea that ceramic could be stained like that !! It looks GREAT! Love the new dark outlet covers too.
    ~Debbie

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  16. Marty, I crown you the queen of adding stain to things and they just look terrific. Now the detail shows up so much better. Thanks for joining the party.

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  17. I thought he was pretty white but I do like him as he is now! Great job!

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  18. He looks fantastic with his new look.

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  19. Mr. Roo's new look is perfect, now he can live and blend in your lovely home...and yes, he's got attitude!! Lots of hugs. FABBY

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  20. Looks great.. you are so good at dressing up something!

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  21. Marty, you amaze me when you do stuff like that. I would have totally messed that poor rooster up! lol You did a wonderful job.

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  22. You're awfully darn good at these transformations Marty! He is one handsome dude with tude! Lol! Love the new finish and I'm gettion' me some wax pronto! *winks* Vanna

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  23. Hey girl...love the way he turned out! I am like you most of my whites have to be a creamy white to blend in around here...now he looks perfect! yes I got you email sweetie..thanks so much...now I just gotta find the time to add the post under the headings lol! maybe whn school starts back I can have time again to play with the blog more..right now my doors are like a swinging door in a 24 hour one stop shop...all you can eat...bed and breakfast...Cracker Barrel! lol Hope you have a great week Marty...thanks again...love ya girl....Picket

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  24. So much nicer with the stain it gives it such an antique look. Will have to redo a piece I did with acrylic paints.

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  25. Mary,
    Love the rooster's new look!

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  26. It does add character, love it!

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  27. Great transformation. You were right - he does fit in with all of your colors much better!

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  28. It looks great, and by gum it makes me want to stain my yard hen in the kitchen like the little copycat that I am.

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  29. "Mr. Roo with an attitude" certainly seems to be strutting his stuff a little more now with that added stain. I didn't realize the stain would work on something with a shiny finish - so happy to see how beautifully this turned out.
    CAS

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  30. He looks very proud of his makeover! I love the depth to it now and you did a great job Marty! :-)
    Vanessa

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  31. Looks fab! Wonderful what a little elbow grease and stain can do! :)

    -c

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  32. Minwax Dark Walnut is a staple in my craft stash. Love your sweet Roo Marty!
    xoxo,
    Kim

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