Sunday, March 27, 2011

Birdhouses and Candlesticks

Hey everyone!
Having a fun weekend?
Remember my lovely cloche? Want to see it before I painted it? I found a pic! Here it is....

Once I got the glue on, I used my bowl of oranges to weight it all down. Yum...oranges....

Ok, enough walking through memory lane. It seems like I still have a thing for birdhouses. I found this idea over at The Speckled Dog. She does such great stuff. I wanted to try!

I picked up the birdhouses for $1 at Jo-Anne's and the candlesticks I found at GW. I painted the birdhouses with a dark walnut stain and then let them dry.

This is where my impatience comes into play. It's still FREEZING here, too cold to do spray I ever let that stop me? NO! I took my birdhouses outside and tried to paint them in about 30 degrees. 

I'll never learn.

The paint dripped and all those rounded edges made it hard to get it all done. So, I tried to use some acrylic paints to cover up my mess. It still wasn't how I pictured it! I sanded, used more distressing methods....and,'s what I came up with:

Not totally what I was going for, but I don't hate it.

I kind of like the rough look...'s definitely growing on me.

I think I'll keep it!


  1. They look great, Meg! Really primitive and rustic looking which is a style I'm just starting to get into.

    Thanks for mentioning me!


  2. I love them. I think they turned out perfect. Great job!

  3. Looks like they came out looking really nice. I love the Speckled Dog things too....she does good work.

  4. Very cute, Meg! It's a great idea and I think I'll try it...thanks for the idea!


  5. I love these!!! I had to share on my FB page they were so cute!! :)

  6. Really cute idea combining birdhouses and candlesticks-so springy!!

  7. How cute! I may have to steal the idea for my kitchen! Visiting from Met Mon

  8. very pretty. they look great outside.


  9. Darling!! I love bird houses inside and outside they are so cute!

  10. Very nice! I'd love for you to link up at Inspire Me Mondays @ Singing Three Little Birds!

  11. I love how you saw beyond what the pieces were and put them together to form such Cute decorations. They look fabulous.

  12. Lovely, I'm not usually one for distressed but this is so nice. Thanks

  13. Absolutely LOVE the distressed birdhouses. PERFECT job!

  14. I saw these at The Speckled Dog about a week ago and I've been thinking about them. I haven't found any large wooden candlesticks yet, though. Yours turned out great. I really love them.

  15. I think they look terrific, Meg. If you hadn't told us about your problems with them, I bet we would have never suspected anything was wrong. ;)

    Thanks for linking to the party.

    Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage


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