For years I have been walking past these animal heads at our local flea market. Over time I began to think that they would look cool spray painted fun colors for a kid's room. So, last weekend, I forked over the $5 per head and made it happen.
All it took was one coat of primer followed by one coat of a fun color. The moral of the story is that you can easily add whimsy, color, and fun by spray paining dull objects found at a thrift store, a garage sale, a flea market, or in your grandparent's basement.
Keep your eyes open, keep me updated, and happy spray painting!