Monday, April 23, 2012

A Little Birdie Told Me...

Awhile back I saw this picture on Tiaras and Bowties and absolutely loved it! What attracted me to the post was the zebra print roof of one of the birdhouses. How cute is that? 
I was even more excited because it gave me some inspiration for a few small birdhouses that I'd picked up from Jo-Ann's. I'd been toying around with the idea of doing some whimsical painting lately, but couldn't decide what I should practice on. These birdhouses were perfect!

  Of course, I have a tendency to lean more towards bright colors and fun prints, but that's just me. 

Amazing Boyfriend Fiance asked what I was going to do with them. Before I could answer him, he suggested fixing them somehow to garden stakes and putting them in the flowerbed outside our bedroom window. Great minds really must think a like (either that or we spend way too much time together) because I that was exactly what I had decided that I wanted to do with them. 

This is what I came home from work to! 

Let the painting begin! 

Yeah, they turned out kind of wild...

They needed a clear coat to protect them from the elements of the crazy Oregon weather...

When they dried it was time to get them stuck into the ground (which I left to ABF because he was the one that insisted on such heavy duty stakes)...

Thanks ABF! 

my favorite <3


I love that I know have some fun decoration outside our window. ABF has plans to make some planters out of what used to be a water fountain. I'm so thankful for the beautiful weather and that I was finally able to get these little birdhouses stuck into the yard. 

Have you added anything interesting to your yard lately?

I was featured!!!


Sew Woodsy

I'm sharing this project at the following link party: 

~ Make It Great Monday @ Etcetorize ~ The Cure For The Common Monday @ Lines Across My Face ~ What's In The Gunny Sack @ The Gunny Sack ~ Craft and Tell @ Cherished Bliss ~ Tutorials & Tips Link Party @ Home Stories From A to Z ~ Talent Tuesday @ Vintage Wanna Bee ~ Take-A-Look Tuesday @ Sugar Bee Crafts ~ Time To Shine @ A Diamond In The Stuff ~ Too Cute Tuesday @ Funky Polkadot Giraffe ~ Show Me What Ya Got @ Not Just A Housewife ~ Tip Toe Thru Tuesday @ Crayon Freckles & Tiaras and Bowties ~ Tell Me Tuesday @ Me and My Boys ~ Love It and Link It Up @ The Little Giggler ~ Wow Me Wednesday @ Ginger Snap Crafts ~ Your Whims Wednesday @ My Girlish Whims ~ Lil Luna Link Party @ Lil Luna ~ Show and Tell @ Blue Cricket Design ~ Wicked Awesome Wednesday @ Handy Man, Crafty Woman ~ Weekly Link Party @ Sew Woodsy ~ Share the Wealth Wednesday @ Laugh, Love and Craft ~ Show & Share @ Southern Lovely ~ Creative Juice Thursdays @ Momnivore's Dilemma ~ Transformation Thursday @ The Shabby Creek Cottage ~ BFF Open House Link Party @ The Answer Is Chocolate ~ Project Party Weekend @ Bubbly Nature Creations ~ Delicately Constructed Fridays @ Delicate Construction ~ Weekend Bloggy Reading @ Serenity Now ~ Anything Goes Linky @ Bacon Time ~ Weekend Wrap Up Party @ Tatertots & Jello ~ Free For All @ Young & Crafty ~ Strut Your Stuff Saturday @ Six Sisters' Stuff ~ Whatcha Got Weekend @ Lolly Jane Boutique ~ Saturday Seven Party @ Positively Splendid ~ Sunday Show Off Link Party @ Twigg Studios ~ Think Pink Sunday @ Flamingo Toes ~ Sisters Sunday Link Party @ Sisters of the Wild West ~ Sundae Scoop Link Party @ I {Heart} Naptime ~ Sundays Best Link Party @ My 1929 Charmer ~


  1. This is so cute, the colors are perfect & attractive for birds :)
    Have fun!

  2. Love the bright colors! They are adorable!

  3. Those bird houses are to cute. You did a great job. I would like to invite you to come share them with us at The Sunday Round Up link party,

    PS. I'm now following your awesome blog on GFC and Linky, I love it!

  4. Love it....those are so bright and pretty. Thanks for sharing.

  5. These turned out super cute! LOVE LOVE them! I have plans to do some (also a fan of super bright colors) and spruce up my back yard before summer hits!

  6. I'm new to your blog and I love this idea! It's the perfect spring project for gardening craft lovers. I've shared it with my readers at

    Thanks for the inspiration! :)

  7. these are adorable. what did u use to stick the dial rods to the bird houses?

  8. they look lovely bright and colourful :)

  9. Your birdhouses are adorable! I love the idea of putting them on stakes for the garden. Great projects! {Tammy}

  10. I have been seeing such cute birdhouse projects but I absolutely love that you put these on garden stakes. So stinkin' cute!!

  11. I love love love these!! I'm featuring them at The Little Giggler today. Come by and grab a feature button!

  12. you are soo soo sweet! Thanks for the shout out. Your birdhouses are so adorable, never thought of putting them on dowels! love that they are so bright and colorful. Thanks for sharing it with us at tip toe thru tuesday! Hope you'll stop by and link up tomorrow too, we will be having a nice Mother's Day giveaway!

  13. I want these in my yard!! I hope the landlord doesn't mind wild birdhouses! I'd love if you'd come link up at my Tutorial Tuesday over at Our Thrifty Ideas that just went up.

  14. you beat me to the punch...{so you know i featured you...}

    i love these...and shared them on pinterest as well.

    have a lovely week.

  15. LOVE these birdhouses and love the paint job you did on them! You were the Reader's Choice on Sew Woodsy last week!

  16. I love birdhouses and yours are gorgeous. I love how you painted them and the patterns and colors are great! We used birdhouses for the centerpieces at each of our wedding tables. They are so pretty when you look outside your bedroom window! On I so love that deer, looks so much better than before pic! Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration over at Sunday's Best!

  17. Sorry,don't know how I got the sentence in there about the deer, must of been a blank out moment. It happens when you get older!

  18. These are so adorable! Thanks for sharing. This is being featured this week at Lines Across.

  19. I'm no sure if this tiny little ones are going to attract any birds...but I'm totally LOVE it!

  20. What kind of paint did you use? I’m looking to do the same thing.


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