Saturday, April 17, 2010

COCK-A-DOODLE-DO


Do you like my roosters?  Before the kitchen remodel, I had a rooster collection.  It was a country kitchen and I loved it, but that is not what I was going for after ther remodel.  I want a more modern, clean line look.  I was torn though because I loved a few of my roosters and could not bring myself to part with them.

I knew that I could bring back the large black iron one, but you see the white one he didn't look like that, he looked like this....


Not so cute for a modern "country" kitchen, but he was a wedding gift and I had to believe that he was worth a little effort.  So he took a trip outside and had a date with some spray paint and turn out pretty handsome if I do say so myself



Now I think these two guys are perfect together in my modern country kitchen.

Have a great weekend

Cha Cha

38 comments:

Katie said...

I love it! As a turkey farmer's wife, I'm always on the look out for white, turkeys, too, but I never thought of painting colored ones! What a good idea!

Nancy said...

I think he looks great all white! The two of them look good together. Good idea to paint this guy so you could still display him.

Have a great weekend!

Nancy

rachel... said...

Great idea! Both roosters look fabulous. I love spray paint!

Patricia said...

Looks fabulous!! It still amazes me what a little spray paint can do!

Ali@Honey and Maple Syrup said...

It def looks more modern now. It looks great!

Jolyn said...

Wow what a difference that made, it really looks nice. Can't wait to see it in your kitchen redo. Have a lovely weekend.
Blessings,
Jolyn

Marie@PoutyPinkPrincess said...

Soo much better! Great job!!

this blessed nest said...

i love his new look.

you are such the smarty "hen" to do this.
did you see that layla at TLC painted pitchers to put on her mantel from the same link as you were on from "ahem" HGTV.??. i thought that was so smart & now here you go doing this great idea of painting the hen house!
i am going to copy you once again.

Emelie said...

I love them! I myself have a bit of a birdhouse collection that I have been wondering to do with, you've given me some hope that things can be updated wonderfully!! If you have any ideas about my birdhouses of the top of your head please let me know! I love your blog!! It makes me happy!

The Pennington Point said...

I was going to say what Blessed Nest said....it reminded me of what Layla did. I thought she was so clever and now you have taken it to the next level. It's perfect. I tossed out all of my roosters when I re-did my kitchen. I wish I'd known you then! :) Lisa~

Natasha said...

That is such a simple idea but it looks amazing! I love it!

Best wishes,
Natasha.

Shelia said...

Hi! I'm a Rooster lover myself and I would never have thought how elegant your little colorful yardbird would look, spray painted. Great idea! Looks great.
Be a sweetie,
shelia ;)

tale of many cities said...

found ya by way of linky! ;)
so glad i did! i have a rooster, that my kids gave me years ago.. in my 'cottage' phase of decorating. i haven't had the heart to let it go. now i know why! what a fabulous idea to make it more contemporary!! will be adding this to my 'to do' list! thanks for the inspiration!!! yours looks amazing! :)
[can you share what spray paint you used to get that nice glossy finish?]

Kaysi said...

Those are so fun!

Judy @ In His Grip said...

The rooster looks great white.

mishebe said...

from one rooster fan to another! love them..

Tammy@ Not Just Paper and Glue said...

I am always on the lookout for rooster items and I never thought about repainting them. I have seen some and I thought the colors were awful and now I know I can just give them a new look! Thanks for sharing this!

Liz said...

That was a great idea! :) It turned out awesome!

~Liz

Camie at "Home is where they love you" said...

I recently did the same thing...very cute.

Suzanne said...

Love the creamy white rooster. The two of them together are fabulous!

Bobbie said...

I love it! I have a link party on saturdays that I would love for you to join
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Kim said...

These are cute, Cha Cha. Nice redoing.

Raspberries and Rose Petals said...

I would never have guessed this was the same rooster! I must say I like the new look better! A timeless look!

Happy White Wednesday!

Warmly,
Lori

jenjen said...

Cute - I love it in white. I used to have a bunch of roosters but donated them all. Should have kept them!

XOOX
Jen

Traci at ThreeDogsAtHome said...

I have two great chickens I have thought about painting. Did you prime or use any top coat? I would love to know.

Sandra said...

Oh I love it! I'm a rooster gal here and yours are darling. I'm gonna look around my kitchen to see which ones will be lucky enough to get a coat of paint. :)
Blessings,
Sandra

Nellie's Cozy place said...

Love what you did to your Rooster.
He looks so chic. I have a white Rooster I bought at Target some years back, and I just love him.
He has finally moved to the kitchen this year, he has been in 3 other rooms but this is his first visit to the kitchen and I really like it,
I may put them on white Wed. next week.
He looks great up there with the big black one too. Nice job, good thinking!!
Blessings to you,
Nellie

Atticmag said...

Never saw a white rooster before but it's a novel idea. -- Jane F.

The Pleasures of Homemaking said...

Love it in white!

Manuela

Creations from my heart said...

Oh my gosh...I had this rooster until my husband tossed his brief case on the counter and knock it to the floor! What a great idea. Love it! Stop by and see my lamp re-do if you get a chance.
Blessings...Sherry

Julie said...

Looks like an entirely different rooster!!!!!!!! I love the two different textures and colors combination of that pair. Fantastic re-do. Thanks for sharing.

Elizabeth said...

What a difference a coat of paint can make! Love the other rooster too!

Carolyn @ My Backyard Eden said...

Just like a new rooster! Looks great!

Thanks for linking up!

Fawnda said...

It looks WAY better! Great job! :)

Lori said...

I love your new rooster! Great idea.

Thanks for joining Get Your craft on Thursday. Please join me next week for another great party.

Fanchy said...

Just gorgeous! Found you from Fireflies and Jellybeans - Love it!!!

Rory said...

Hi,
I followed you over from the Life As Lori link party. I am now a follower of yours. I would really love it if you stopped by and visited me too. Be sure to enter the drawing if you do. Keep up the good work. Rory http://toolsareforwomentoo.blogspot.com/

Colleen @ MuralMaker&More said...

My favorite type of craft - spray paint!

Somehow I became a huge rooster collector when I moved into our present home. Once Grandson started saying cockadoodledoo, I really went on a buying frenzy!

Think I'll spray paint some this weekend. Thanks for the inspiration!

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