Last Spring I picked up this birdhouse at the Dollar Store and painted it for my Spring Mantlescape.
Realizing it was the perfect size for our new master bedroom built-in I gave it another makeover. Using E6000 glue I mounted it onto a glass candlestick, also purchased at the Dollar Store. I painted the birdhouse with Old White and Duck Egg Blue chalk paint and the base and finial with Gold Metallic paint. It felt like it still needed some embellishment and I remembered I had a balsa picket fence leftover from another project. I simply glued it onto the front and attached a metal bird I also had in my stash. Every birdhouse needs a bird, right!
I moved some of the décor I had on the headboard to the bookcase and that left the headboard looking a little sparse. So I headed over to Michaels to pick up another birdhouse. They just put out their Spring collection and I found some adorable birds for under $10.00.
How could I resist this little fella with the perfect color wings!
I did find another birdhouse and a wooden candlestick for the headboard.
|Picture taken with iPhone|
So I repeated the process with this birdhouse except the candlestick was a little wobbly so I attached a piece of wood to the base and that did the trick.
First I painted the entire thing with Graphite chalk paint, as a base color, which looked more fitting for Halloween. Then I applied a coat of white chalk paint I had ready mixed (50% Old White/50% Pure White). Once dry I distressed it with sandpaper to reveal the Graphite underneath.
Looking a little too white for my tastes I added a pop of color by dry brushing some Duck Egg Blue followed by white wax and a little distressing.
I like this pretty headboard vignette much better than how I had it styled before.
Do you like decorating with birds and/or birdhouses?
To see a unique way of using birdhouses outdoors see my post Old Louvered Doors Repurposed.