Pink Doggie

“New life to an old ceramic figurine”

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Pink doggie before and after

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A friend of mine recently gave me some old clothes to add to my stash of materials for use in crafty projects. Along with the clothes was this little guy. She was planning to give him to charity. I thought the ceramic dog was rather cute and just needed a little modernizing to give him a new lease on life.
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Before

before 1

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before 3

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before 2

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I had several different styles and colours in mind but ultimately planned to use materials I already owned. So in a slightly unusual approach I decided to try nail polish. The process of painting the figurine with nail polish was fun and easy to do. Two coats of polish were used to ensure even coverage.
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Brightly painted using nail polish
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painting with nail polish

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pink doggie 2

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In order to ensure the nail polish finish lasts I then vanished the little guy with a gloss finish.
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Finished vanished look

pink doggie 1

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pink doggie 2

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pink doggie 3

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He now lives with a growing collection of toys…
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pink doggie and friends

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What do you think? I’m currently trying to think of other old ceramic figurines I might have stashed and forgotten. I suspect there will be more friends to add in the near future.
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