Sunday, March 27, 2011

Birdhouse Makeovers

I wanted to share some makeovers I did with candle holders and 
bird houses.  I can't take credit for the idea ~ I did get it from another
blog, but unfortunately, I can't remember whose it was.
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Here is the bird house and candlestick holder as purchased.





The bird house came from Michael's and the candlestick holder is metal
and came from Goodwill.
The first thing I did was stain them both dark.  The metal of course wouldn't
take the stain, so I just "painted it on" so to speak.  Not something I would
recommend or do again since it took weeks for it to thoroughly dry.








When the stain was finally dry, I painted both white, distressed them,
and then glued them together.





This bird house I've had for some time.  All I did was restain the 
wood parts, distress it and attach it to another Goodwill candle stick.
 




 


Although these pedestal bird houses are headed for my Open House,
for now they make a lovely spring vignette  for my mantel when 
accompanied by pussy willows and a little nest.














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30 comments:

Carolyn said...

I love them!

Carolyn

La said...

Beautiful vignette, Cindy. I'm in a bird nest phase. They always catch my eye.

Have a wonderful week! La

Blue Ridge Altered Art said...

Oh my they look like something you would find in a highend shop. You did a wonderful job. I love the vignette you have made with them too. ~~Sherry~~

A New England Life said...

Oh my gosh you have such talent Cindy! I just love it!!! Are you going to sell them on etsy?

Sharing Shadymont said...

Such a great idea! They are lovely.

Pattie said...

Beautiful work! I love your ideas. Thanks for sharing. 8>)

Terry said...

My fav...the round one but they both are so cute. Don't you just love them when they are elevated on pedestals?

Martina said...

I LOVE them!! Such a pretty vignette you created. Martina

Pam said...

Cute idea! I love anything with birdhouses and may have to try this project too. Thanks for sharing.

Have a great evening!
Pam

grammy and papi said...

Love the bird house/holders. GREAT idea.

Have a God Filled Day
Shirley

TeenaBugg38 said...

LOVE!!!!!! I would never have thought of this in a million years.......how sweet!!!

Kristin said...

Neat idea and I love how you distressed them! PS Your pictures are great!

Rachel said...

Simply spectacular! I love the candlestick in white after you painted it, I would have passed on it in its original color... you made it fabulous!!!
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A Vintage Vine said...

Those are perfect, birdhouses are always so cute inside or outside!!! Visiting from MM.

La Vie Quotidienne said...

Very pretty! so sweet for spring.(-:

Boho Farm and Home said...

That is a great idea that I am going to use! Really cute! xo Caroline

Stitchfork said...

Those birdhouses look great!
xo Cathy

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

These turned out so darn cute!

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

I love them Cindy! What a great idea!~Hugs, Patti

Diane said...

You "elevated" them to a new level for sure!! 'Way cool!
Hugs, Diane

Mary said...

I love it! Thank you for joining in on Masterpiece Monday. Have a great week, Mary :O)

Amisha said...

These look fantastic! And thanks for sharing the how-to!

Erin said...

These are so fantastic!!! :)

Susan S. said...

I just popped in to your cute blog via A House in the Roses. I love what you did with the birdhouse and candle stick. I have a brand new bird house that is just raw wood. I'm going to look thru my cabinets and see if I can find a perfect candle stick for it. :0) Happy Spring Ya'll from Houston, Tx

Mary said...

I love the birdhouse on the white washed metal candleholder~ what a wonderful transformation!

Sandra said...

What a great idea! Thanks for sharing.

Passionate for White said...

Leave it to you! So pretty and one of a kind!

Vester said...

I really like what you did with the birdhouses. Very creative ! My husband builds birdhouses. You can see them on page four of his website: http://www.adirondack-furniture.us.

Kathy said...

Love it! The birdhouses together are quite stunning - terrific idea to use the candleholders to give them lift! I can imagine many of us searching our treasures for such items - thank you for sharing this with us!
Kathy

Tricia said...

These two creations are just beautiful. I would love to have either one. You are so creative! I would never have thought to add a birdhouse to a candle holder! I love Goodwill stores too - always love to find a special treasure there.

Blessings,
Tricia

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