Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Painted Birdhouses

A few weeks back I saw this awesome pink bird on Lynett's blog and decided I must have it. She told me she got it at Michael's, so off I went. Luckily they had it! But then I had to figure out what to do with it... Not wanting to steal her whole idea, I came home with two of these from their unfinished wood section:


Using supplies I already had (wood stain from this project, craft brushes, paint from the front door, and leftover ceiling paint), I turned them into this:


FYI, if you are detail oriented this project will take you for.ev.er. However, if you are good with spraypainting them, distressing, and calling it a day, it could take you an hour. I chose to stain the roofs and bases carefully and the only small brush I had was like 10 hairs, so it took me like three hourse just to do the stained areas... 

Did you notice the base on the left-hand one?

It's the base for my broken candleholder! I love being able to utilize stuff I already have on hand. I did spray this with white Rustoleum pray paint. Then I just hot glued them into place:



I thought it was pretty clever to paint the one with the front door the same color as our own front door, but now I'm not sure I like the color inside the house. I may repaint it blue or gray.





Although it does coordinate with the beak on the pink bird, lol!


What do you think? Have you started crafting for Spring yet?

10 comments:

KT @ KT's Refinishing School said...

Those are adorable! I was just going to say that I loved the splash of color with the yellow door :)

I just picked up some Easter things from the Dollar Tree yesterday that I can wait to put up after St. Patty's tomorrow!

Ellen said...

SO CUTE!!!

Erin said...

Well those are just the cutest and I love that you re used that candle base for the house, great job!!!

Karen said...

They are too cute,love them!

Kate@TwentySixToLife said...

Super cute!

the cape on the corner said...

bird house on candlesticks. perfect for spring! love your unspringy color combo-i'm not a pastel person either.

Kim @ NewlyWoodwards said...

Very cute! Very spring-y!

Megan said...

Very cute!

tinkerbelle86 said...

these are amazing, lucky birds!

eddieross said...

What a fun project. The bird houses look great with the pink bird.
I hope you have a wonderful weeek.
Xo,
E&J