Fast and simple, my favorite type of project:
Many years ago, a tiny S spied this duck decoy in the back corner of a junk shop and fell in love with it. My dad, doting grandpa, duck lover and insane collector that he was, happily paid $3 to indulge his grandchild and clutter up our house. It soon found its way to our little backyard pond, where it has been floating these past 10+ years.
No beauty when we got it, it was after a decade of weathering in dire need of a makeover. I had yellow spray paint, some white out and a Sharpie; for the investment of a small bottle of orange acrylic, Mr. Faded Decoy Duck became Mr. Shiny Rubber Duckie. And of course he wouldn't be complete without Ernie along for the ride.