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Thursday, April 7, 2011

Little Birdie Houses


I had supplies to make some more pedestal birdhouses, so I thought I would make some for my kitchen.  I showed you the large one I made here.


I also made a couple for my spring mantel here using these supplies.  Notice those candlesticks were cut off?


And this is how they turned out.    


So for this project I am using the tops of those green candlesticks.  I started out with this.


I painted the bases, pedestals, and roofs white.  The houses I painted yellow. 


The yellow was a little bright so I watered down some white paint and brushed it on like a white wash.  Then I sanded and stained everything.


Then I used some Elmer's wood glue and glued the pieces together.


Let them dry overnight and I was done.


Okay, I think I am officially done making pedestal birdhouses for this year.  Tomorrow I'll show you where I put them.












11 comments:

  1. I love these! I am going to have to make some...thanks for the instructions!

    Ps- I love the name of your blog

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  2. Adorable! I really love the idea . . . and they came out so cute!

    Rachel @ Maybe Matilda

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  3. hiya , i love your little bird boxes so cute and they look great on your mantle tfs i'm visiting from fingerprints on the fridge and am following you , hope you will stop by mine and follow me too
    xmaggiex

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  4. Oh Kathy, I love all your little birdhouses! I love the yellow on these.

    Have a wonderful weekend,
    Gail

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  5. Kathy these are so adorable! I would love to make a few for my front porch table =) I'd be thrilled to have you link this to my VIP party today! http://designergarden.blogspot.com/2011/04/vip-party-10.html

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  6. Wow, I just love how cute these are! My daughter saw and thought they were fairy houses! :-) thanks for the tutorial!

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  7. Adorable! Stopping by from Creative Bloggers Party & Hop. Keep up the good work!
    ~Iffy~
    www.stayathomenation.blogspot.com

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  8. I don't usually go for bird houses but these are fabulous... from the pedestal look to color choices to finishing! Visiting from Modern Wivelyhood =)

    -caroline @ c.w.frosting

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  9. Very cute! I will make some for me too!
    I am a new follower from the Creative Bloggers Party & Hop.
    Ana Paula.

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  10. Yay! You came! Really appreciate you sharing this great birdhouse post with us at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop.

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  11. Lovely! Two of my favorite colors together... :)
    Awesome job!!!!

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