Monday, March 8, 2010

A Useful Kitty Cat

 
This little ceramic kitty cat sat on my Granny's window sill in her kitchen for as long as I can remember. Granny loved gum. And I guess she conserved and made it stretch as long as she could. When she passed, I brought home a few things that reminded me of her including this little kitty. But I wasn't too fond of the mustard yellow and orange combo, so I recently decided to paint him.


I grabbed some white and brown craft paint from my stash. I added a drop of brown to the white to soften the white. It took about 3-4 coats.

I then mixed some brown paint with water to create a glaze and painted over the cat, using a paper towel to wipe it away before it dried.

He's now perfect for holding my rings! I put him in my master bathroom. 

I am considering adding a word to his belly where it used to say "Gum". What do y'all think? Rings? Trinkets? Maybe something in French, or maybe Italian? Or should I leave the little guy alone?

This post is part of "Make Your Monday" at Twice Remembered, "Made by You Monday" at Skip to my Lou, "DIY Day" at A Soft Place to Land, "Power and Paint Party" at Domestically Speaking and "Make it for Monday" at Cottage Instincts




11 comments:

Embellished Bayou said...

What a special little keepsake, I've never seen anything like that before! I think I would leave it just like it is, good job!

Jennifer said...

Granny would love it!

Melanie said...

awww, I love it.

something so sweet to remind you of your Grandmother.

Sabrina said...

Great idea. Way to reuse and repurpose!

kim said...

So cute! How about "tickle me".

Stacey said...

That's a sweet little remembrance. :)

Megandvd@Beauty in the Attempt said...

Love a precious treasure that has so much meaning. I think you should write the word "promise" or "to hold" on the belly. Love it!!!!

Cheers~
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ALVN of WhisperWood Cottage and Junkologie said...

I didn't know they ever made such a thing! Such a fun memento of your granny!

Lenetta @ Nettacow said...

I'd be tempted to use a word that reminded me of my grannie, or perhaps "love". What a sweet way to think of her often!

Maryann @ Domestically-Speaking said...

Precious & I love that it was your granny's! Thanks for linking up the the POPP.

Linda said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog and for sharing this sweet kitty with me. LOVE the story and I like the paint job. Memories make everything so precious.