20 February 2012

A Silver Zebra

 Last week while reading a few blogs, I came across this post on Third Floor Design Studio...

...and I screamed right in my computer's face because it was just too cute and easy. I had all the necessary ingredients- silver spray paint, and cute plastic animals in my kids' toy box. (They'll never miss just one.) 

As luck would have it, my oldest was at school and the little ones are too young to care, so there was no one around to protest. My first plan was to grab the elephant I knew was in there, but as I rummaged around in the box, I saw this zebra, and since I've got zebra pillows on my couch, I screamed again and said "Perfect!!!"

I hurried him out to the yard and gave him several coats of silver spray paint

while my husband looked on from this window and gave me repeated "thumbs down" signs.

He's usually very supportive of my projects. 
Unless I tell him I'm spray painting a toy and putting it on our coffee table. 

I left it out on the porch to dry for the weekend, and Rob kept hinting that it might "run away"...
one morning I found it inexplicably under the wheel of the stroller.

But it made it to the coffee table and I think it's so dang cute!

Rob groaned when he saw it standing there this morning. I think I will turn it so it can watch him while he watches tv. 

Who wouldn't love this face??

I love this little guy so much I'm thinking of making a whole zoo. 

I know there are more animals in that toy box...an elephant and giraffe for sure. 
We could have cute little silver animals watching us from all over the room! 

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  1. I think it's super cute! and if hubs doesn't come around, you send the zebra to come live with me and my growing collection of painted plastic animals!! ;)

  2. I love it! My husband also doesn't get my projects sometimes. I just tell him he has no imagination.

  3. Hi Brooke!! Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving such a sweet comment on my easy French Gray Kitchen Towel DIY!!

    Love your silver zebra! It is adorable!! (Cassie's elephant is gorg too!!)

    I am your newest follower. Lets keep in touch via GFC/LF :)

    Have a great week!

    Heather @ settingforfour.blogspot.com

  4. I'm glad to know that I'm not the only uber smart, talented, and brilliantly gifted woman whose husband doesn't jump up and down with her when she completes a craft or decorating project : ) LoVe YoUr ZeBrA...(was jumping)

  5. The silver zebra looks great! You made me want to spray paint something next time!

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  6. I think it looks awesome and WAY more expensive than it was :)

  7. I love it! And, no worries the kids will break it. :) You are one smart, crafty mamma!!

  8. I'm screaming too! That is so awesome! Although I bet my husband would be all "thumbs down", I might have to try one and see how it goes. Thanks for linking up @ the Delectable Home.

  9. visiting from Delectable Home party- what a great idea! It definitely looks like something out of a high end decor store!

  10. Very nice! Just wondered if any of your kids have noticed the zebra looking slightly familiar. :-)
    Thanks for stopping by. I'm your newest follower, Mary Alice

  11. I love it!! Haha I'm so glad I could provide the inspiration {though it wasn't original}! :)

    p.s. i take no responsibility for the thumbs down!

  12. Great idea!!! I just saw someone made a cute little coat rack from the heads of those plastic animals. Thanks so much for the inspiration!
    Karah @ thespacebetweenblog

  13. oh my he is to stinking cute!!!! Hmmmm what can I dig up in my sons toy box!! Love your blog, thanks for stopping by Harrison Home :)

  14. Haha! What a great story! I like the zebra. I like the gold elephant you showed too. I haven't sprayed any toy animals (yet) but my hubby would probably look at me crazy too. But he would go along with it...he's just nice that way. I can always tell when he's laughing on the inside! :)

  15. I think this is a thumbs up! Thanks for your cute comment on my Zebra desk! Im your newest follower!

    Samm @ LittleHouseintheBigD.blogspot.com

  16. That is TOOOO cute!!!! I love it! And you're style of writing is fantastic! :)