Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Spray Paint & the Frog

Do you remember this guy?


No? Then let me refresh your memory. :)



I purchased this ceramic golden toad on a thrifty adventure last fall

At first, my kids informed me that it was a poison dart frog, but after some more research, 
we discovered that an orange frog is actually called a golden toad. 
You needed to know that, right? ;)

I finally got around to giving this chap a few coats of black spray paint...


He now holds a place of honour in my kitchen with his pot scrubber at the ready. 


He sure adds a touch of whimsy to the kitchen. And a touch of nostalgia as well. 
I remember my mom having something similar next to the kitchen sink when I was a kid.
Good memories. :)

Another successful mini makeover!

Enjoy your day!


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13 comments:

  1. My Mom had one of those in Yellow with orange spots... Thanks for the trip down memory lane!
    He looks so much trendier in black! :D
    Elysia @ http://mischievouscrafts.blogspot.ca/

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  2. haha Steph!!!  Way better all in Black!!!  Great job!!

    Thanks for sharing at The DIY Dreamer... From Dream To Reality!

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  3. Hi!  Visiting from Two Yellow Birds.  What a difference a coat of spray paint makes!  It looks great :) 

    Im your newest follower.  Would love a follow back if you like my site too :) 

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  4. 2yellowbirdsdecorThursday, April 26, 2012

    He is so cute!!! I love how he holds the scrubber! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Thursday's Temptation.
    Jill

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  5. My mom still has her green frog next to her sink :) I'm a new linky follower :D Please check out my blog at http://addhousewife.com we're having a UnFinished Object link party 

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  6. So cute, Steph! If i had a frog to paint, I'd paint him too! You should call him 'La Grenouille'

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  7. Its amazing what spray paint can do. Love Mr. Frog. Thank you for your sweet comment love. Have a super week. winks, jen

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  8. Totally Perfect!!!  I'd love to have you share at my party...it JUST opened!!! 

    http://www.itsoverflowing.com/2012/04/overflowing-with-creativity-19.html

    XO, Aimee

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  9. When I saw this I had to laugh! I have a green froggy that I bought at a yard sale last fall sitting beside my sink. When I get tired of my green frog, I think I will try your idea to give him new life. Very cute!

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  10. I really like the makeover of the frog, I think it looks good in black. Its perfect for the kitchen as a pot scrubber holder. Thanks for sharing at Showcase Your Talent Thursday.  I hope to see you there next week!

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  11. Very cute Steph and actually, a great little makeover!
    Thanks for linking up - so happy you did!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

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  12. Yay spray paint! I love the transformation!

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  13. Hi Steph!

    I have a frog, too but mine is just green. I bought it at a rummage sale after my husband said that we needed to have one beside the sink. Now I'm thinking it might need a makeover!

    Is that bottle your soap or dish soap dispenser? Fancy!

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