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For The Love Of Birds! {DIY Birdhouse Vignettes} | The Interior Frugalista

February 3, 2015

For The Love Of Birds! {DIY Birdhouse Vignettes}

Most of us are drawn to certain things when walking down the home décor aisles.  For me it's candlesticks, birds, and birdhouses.  So when I was styling our new master bedroom built-ins I thought birds and birdhouses would be a perfect addition because the window seat overlooks our back yard where birds are plentiful.

Decorating with DIY Painted Birdhouses

Last Spring I picked up this birdhouse at the Dollar Store and painted it for my Spring Mantlescape.

Painted Dollar Store Birdhouse Before a Second Makeover

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!

Painted DIY Birdhouse After A Makeover

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.

Painted Birdhouse using Old White and Duck Egg Blue Chalk Paint

How could I resist this little fella with the perfect color wings!

Painted DIY Birdhouse Mounted On A Dollar Store Candlestick

I did find another birdhouse and a wooden candlestick for the headboard.

Wooden Candlestick Mounted Onto A Wooden Birdhouse
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.

Candlestick base attached to a birdhouse and painted white with distressing.

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.

Painted DIY Birdhouse in Old White and Duck Egg Blue chalkpaint.

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.

While at Michaels I also found this adorable white bird.

DIY Painted Birdhouse on a candlestick pedestal to create a vignette on a headboard.

I like this pretty headboard vignette much better than how I had it styled before.

Pretty Bedroom Headboard Vignette

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.

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