Ive had this elephant for years. It was my grandmother's and I always loved it. It has just sat down stairs on a shelf, with nowhere to go, cause it was red and all chipped up and sad. So.... painted it maroon, like one wall in my family room, put gold leaf on the ears, the trunk, and a dot on his forehead (so he wouldn't look political, lol. Then I put glue in some of the folds, that dries clear, and added microbeads in copper. I just love how it turned out!