Remember my squirrel buddies? Let's recap... There's Ace, the one with the acorn, and Phil (short for Philbur, like Wilbur, as in the character from Charlotte's Web... "Willlbuurrrrrrr"), the one with the pinecone.
After four coats of spray paint, I was still unable to get into a few small nooks and crannies... like this one, between the body and tail:
and this one, in Ace's... well, nostrils I guess.
So my "bright" idea was to use a paint brush to put spray paint into those holes. I put "bright" in quotation marks because it was only a bright idea in theory. In application, it left me with this...
Some brown-ish-pink-ish weirdness. What happened? I can only assume that, when agitated by a paint brush, the spray paint mixed with the original paint color (ugly brown-ness, a la this post).
Not wanting to make things worse by coming up with another "genius" idea, I cut my losses and added another layer of spray paint in hopes of camouflaging the weirdness. Sorry, Ace. Thanks for being the guinea pig -- er, I mean squirrel.
I had another "bright" idea (ah, it was a day of "bright" ideas) to let them sit in the sun on my patio. Too bad my clumsy self had to drop one...
HE. LOST. A. TOE!
Guess whose it was? Guess which squirrel, Ace or Philbur, was unfortunate enough to be dropped by his mommy and lose a toe? Philbur, of course.
Rather than force Philbur to live a toe-less life, I decided to conduct emergency surgery. Meaning I whipped out the super glue (My right thumb and pointer finger are now covered in the rough remnants of an accidental superglue spill mid-surgery. My iPhone still refuses to recognize my thumb. I swear, it's a human thumb... or is it?! Muahahah).
Now he's rockin one of these situations:
But, in the end, it all worked out (and Philbur's ugly toe is less noticeable now that he's manning his book-guarding post)!
Here's some context for where they now live:
*will be used on a few more projects from my dollar store adventure. So, really, the cost for this project is slightly less than above.
So there you have it. A
Tale Tail Of Two Squirrels. Has anyone else spraypainted creepy little animals? Or anything else from the dollar store? Or been attacked by a squirrel?
P.S. Guess what I got in the mail yesterday? It is black, was a gift from Chris, and rhymes with "external hardrive." Did you guess it? Yousosmart!