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Talk Of The Town Party 127

Hello friends, would you believe I'm partying with you guys with my furnace running? The weather took a turn and I got tired of wearing multiple layers to stay warm...INSIDE. I hope it's much warmer where you are. Lets you, me, and a warm beverage (or cold if you're lucky) get this party started...

Welcome back to Talk of the Town!

Talk of the Town link party

First, let's take a look at what you may have missed from your party hosts!
Last Week At Knick Of Time ToTT 127

Last Week At My Repurposed Life ToTT 127

Last Week At The Interior Frugalista ToTT 127

Here's what we're talking about from last week's party!

A Handmade Breakfast Tray For Dad - 5 Minutes For Mom

Copycat Take 5 Pretzel Bites - Simple Sweet Recipes

Chai Tea Ice Pop Recipe - Hello Creative Family
Now, it's your turn!
PLEASE NOTE – There are now *2* separate link-ups;
the first is for DIY/Vintage/Repurposed links and the second for Recipe links.
Thank you!
By linking up at Talk of the Town, you agree that your photos may be used to promote the party, or in other round-ups.
***Please keep in mind that linking up with stock photography or using photos without express permission by the photo owner is not allowed. Links of stock photography or photos that are not owned by you will be removed without notification.***
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Talk Of The Town Party 126

Happy Tuesday Friends, so glad to have you join us again this week. We have sunshine and no wind today so while this party gets started, I'm outside spray painting some patio furniture. We've been working tirelessly for three weekends beautifying our deck on a beer budget. Let's get this party started...

Welcome back to Talk of the Town!Talk of the Town Link Party Every Tuesday at 6 Central, join Knick of Time, Hunt & Host, My Repurposed Life and Interior Frugalista and show off your upcycled DIY projects and yummy recipes! First, let's take a look at what you may have missed from your party hosts!Talk of the Town Link Party Every Tuesday at 6 Central, join Knick of Time, Hunt & Host, My Repurposed Life and Interior Frugalista and show off your upcycled DIY projects and yummy recipes!
Talk of the Town Link Party Every Tuesday at 6 Central, join Knick of Time, Hunt & Host, My Repurposed Life and Interior Frugalista and show off your upcycled DIY projects and yummy recipes!
Talk of the Town Link Party Every Tuesday at 6 Central, join Knick of Time, Hunt & Host, My Repurposed Life and Interior Frugalista and show off your upcycled DIY projects and yummy recipes!
Talk of the Town Link Party Every Tuesday at 6 Central, join Knick of Time, Hunt & Host, My Repurposed Life and Interior Frugalista and show off your upcycled DIY projects and yummy recipes!
Here's what we're talking about from last week's party!Talk of the Town Link Party Every Tuesday at 6 Central, join Knick of Time, Hunt & Host, My Repurposed Life and Interior Frugalista and show off your upcycled DIY projects and yummy recipes!
When a Barn Door Saves Your Life - Thistlewood Farms
Air Fryer Indian Tacos - Mommy Hates Cooking
Talk of the Town Link Party Every Tuesday at 6 Central, join Knick of Time, Hunt & Host, My Repurposed Life and Interior Frugalista and show off your upcycled DIY projects and yummy recipes!
Pallet Console Table - Renewed ProjectsEasy Shortbread Cookies - Happy Deal Happy Day
Talk of the Town Link Party Every Tuesday at 6 Central, join Knick of Time, Hunt & Host, My Repurposed Life and Interior Frugalista and show off your upcycled DIY projects and yummy recipes!
Tin Light Reflector Flowers  - Thrifty Rebel Vintage
Orange Creamsicle Dip - Cincy Shopper
Now, it's your turn!
PLEASE NOTE – There are now *2* separate link ups; 
the first is for DIY/Vintage/Repurposed links and the second for Recipe Linkss.
 Thank you!
By linking up at Talk of the Town, you agree that your photos may be used to promote the party, or in other round-ups.
***Please keep in mind that linking up with stock photography or using photos without express permission by the photo owner is not allowed. Links of stock photography or photos that are not owned by you will be removed without notification.***

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DIY Wooden Birdhouse Sign For Lovebirds

For three weeks we've been working tirelessly on our deck rejuvenation project. One DIY project at a time our goal is to create a cozy conversation area with loads of ambiance on a beer budget. Starting with repairing our 30 plus-year-old cedar deck but more about that in an upcoming post.

The first of those budget-friendly deck beautification projects is this adorable DIY Wooden Birdhouse Sign that I plan on hanging above a garden bench for two. But this lovebird sign would make a great wedding or anniversary gift too.

Nesting Together DIY Wooden Birdhouse Sign

It's cute, it's easy, cost less than $4 to make and I'm going to show you how.

DIY Wooden Birdhouse Sign For Lovebirds


DIY Wooden Birdhouse Sign For Lovebirds



Birdhouse Summer Sign

It all started with this wooden birdhouse hanger from Goodwill.

Birdhouse Door Hanger Before

Repurposed items to make the sign

The board for the sign is from a shelf that I'm no longer using that I made a few years ago from a salvaged shutter. The third birdhouse from the hanger was used in my Welcoming Summer Birdhouse Wreath.

Birdhouse DIY Sign Salvaged Supplies

I've included a Materials List towards the bottom of this post. It contains affiliate links for your convenience so you can see what products I used or recommend to make this project. What that means is that if you click on one of the product links and make a purchase, I may receive a small portion of any sales at no additional cost to you, which supports the costs of running this site. See my full disclosure policy.

Painting the sign

To lighten the dark board used for the sign I simply dry brushed two layers of old white chalk paint in long random strokes with a chip brush.

The birdhouses were chalk painted in the colors old white and sage green.

Painted Wooden Birdhouse Sign

Attaching the birdhouses to the sign

With my favorite wood glue and a couple of small clamps, I attached the birdhouses to each end of the sign. I lined them up to 1-inch from the bottom, widest part flush with the sides and the roof peeks overhanging at the top.

Then I called it a day to let the glue cure overnight.

DIY Sign Attaching Birdhouses

...and then came down in the morning to realize my big oops. Notice in the photo above that the sides are still attached to the salvaged shelf?


Removing the sides of the old shelf 

...when the birdhouses cover the screw heads. 😒

That's when Mr. Frugalista came to the rescue. He put the shelf riser into a vice to hold in place and gently worked the board up and down to loosen the joint. With a small pry bar, he separated the joint enough to cut the screws off with a Dremel tool and metal cutting disc.

Could have saved him a lot of work had my brain not been on a coffee break when I attached those birdhouses!

Adding a graphic

Next, I created a cute graphic in Picmonkey and enlarged it to fit across the board in Blockposters.com. To learn how to transfer graphics onto wood, visit my Graphite Image Transfer Technique tutorial. 

Once the graphic was transferred onto the wood I simply traced over it with a black fine point permanent marker.

Lovebird Garden Sign Graphic

You're welcome to use my unwatermarked graphic by pressing the link below.

DOWNLOAD HERE

The sign, including the birdhouses, were protected with two coats of a Varathane Outdoor matte clear coat applied with a small foam brush.

Materials List

Small Wooden Birdhouse (Goodwill)
Wood Shutter Board (salvaged)
Old White Chalk Paint
Sage Green Chalk Paint
Wood Glue
Black Fine Point Permanent Marker 
Varathane Outdoor Clear Coat
Small Foam Brush
2 D-Ring or Triangle Picture Hangers

Items on the list that don't include a link can be found at The Interior Frugalista SHOP on Amazon.


Hanging the sign

Attach two D-ring or triangle picture hangers onto the back of the sign (sorry I forgot to take photos of this step) the same distance on each side from the top of the sign. If you don't want the hooks exposed, set the top of the hook just below the edge of the sign.

Handy Tip for hanging signs with double hooks - no measuring tape required! 

  • Run a piece of masking tape across the back of the sign, laying it over the D-hooks and keeping the tape straight.
  • Mark the very top of each D-hook with a pen.
  • Remove the masking tape and place it on the wall where you plan to hang the sign. 
  • Use a level to ensure the tape is straight.
  • Hammer the nails on the pencil dots.
  • Remove the tape and you're ready to hang the sign.

That's it, a cute DIY sign for summer. Perfect for a couple of lovebirds and super cute hanging behind a garden bench for two, like I'll be doing. But first I need to build the garden bench - coming soon.

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DIY Wooden Birdhouse Sign For Lovebirds

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