I have a confession to make.
I have a bad case of Target envy-- being jealous of all the fabulous stuff my fellow bloggers have been finding at Target. Apparently Target has become the style capitol of the megastore world. From drool-worthy lamps, and gorgeous rugs, to bedding that rivals/replicates fancier, much more expensive designer styles, what isn’t there to like?
The problem? We don’t have a Target around here! :(
Most of the time, I manage to console myself with the thought that I really can’t afford any of it anyway. J Honestly, it’s much better for me (and my budget) that we don’t have one any closer than an hour’s drive (which is a drive we rarely, if ever make… thank goodness for my pocketbook) At least, so I’ve been telling myself…
That is, until Bonnie posted a picture of this adorable ceramic owl that she found at Target for $2.50. Okay, even my pocket change budget could handle this adorable fella! (It didn’t help that it is the spitting image of this white one from Anthropologie-- which costs, ahem, $16.00… see how much I’d SAVE by buying it at Target?) I REALLY
needed wanted one of these guys!
So when my trip to Indiana took me into Target territory, I knew what I had to do.
Lo and behold, after digging through the dollar bins, I found the LAST ONE—in black, with multiple chips on his poor little noggin. No prob—I knew he’d be soon encountering my trusty sidekick, Mr. Spray Paint (this, however, did not stop me from asking for—and receiving—a 10% discount for damaged goods! That’s right, I bought this fella for $2.25!)
The hardest part was deciding what color to paint him. Do I go for white, like the original one I fell in love with, or for a zippy color-- like my newly-beloved aqua, or the quintessential favorite, bright green?
I finally decided to go with Rustoleum Apple Green. (After all, I can always give him another makeover later, if I really want the white!)
Doesn’t he look fabulous?
And, for now at least, my Target envy has been salved. :)
And every time I look at him, he reminds me of the lesson of the wise old owl…
A wise old owl sat in an oak
The more he saw, the less he spoke
The less he spoke, the more he heard
Why can’t we all be like that wise old bird?
-- Nursery Rhyme
P.S. If you would like to download a frameable copy of the "Small Things, Great Love" quote, click here!
Parties I link to:Sunday:
- Adventures Of a DIY Mom: Terrific Tuesdays
- Mercy Ink Blog: All Things Heart & Home Link-up
- My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia: Tuesday's Treasures
- Uncommon: Uncommonly Yours Link Party
- The Winthrop Chronicles: Share It Link Party
- Embracing Change: Creative Inspirations Link Party
- Hooking Up w/ House of Hepworths
- Vintage Gwen: Show & Share
- A Heart 4 Home: Finished Friday
- Chic on a Shoestring Decorating: Flaunt It Friday
- Decorating Insanity: Furniture Friday
- Five Days, Five Ways: Feature Friday Free-for-All
- Miss Mustard Seed: Furniture Feature Friday
- Two Sasters: TGIF Party