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Dalmatian Statues

Chloe wanted a Dalmatian… a real one… named Freckles.  Well, that wasn't happening anytime soon.  So on a whim I created the next best thing.  This was one of those projects that could have failed miserably, luckily I think it was a success.  After we added the bronze colored greyhound statues to the living room last year, Chloe instantly adopted them as her own.  Each morning we would wake up, walk through the room & they would have a new accessory.  A fetching hat, a glamorous necklace, a tiara… the looks were endless and gave us a laugh each day.  So when she requested a Dalmatian… I knew just what to do.

I spray painted the dogs white & then grabbed my nearest bottle of black acrylic craft paint & started adding spots.  At first, I thought I had made a huge mistake! But as soon as I painted out the eyes & nose, they literally came to life.  Once they had dried I sealed them with a clear coat spray & Chloe has been dressing them up in her room ever since.

Btw… They are lovingly named Pongo & Perdita (just like the mom & dad in 101 Dalmatians). 

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xo - Kristin
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  1. Oh my goodness, what a cute story this is!! I can just visualize your daughter accessorizing the statues :) I think is it so sweet that you altered the greyhound to become a Dalmatian. (We have a bronze greyhound statue also. And we have a real live greyhound as well!)

  2. The Dalmatian reminds me of when contestants on Wheel of Fortune had to use their prize money to "shop" for prizes. One of the prizes was a ceramic Dalmatian. Some people used to laugh at that prize, but I think most people nowadays would love to own one. Great job on the greyhound to Dalmatian!

  3. These are so cute and whimsical! What a great idea!


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