Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Ok, Last Post About the Birdhouses!

I have blogged about these darling birdhouses twice already! 
I loved them, but something was missing. Then it struck me, snow!
 I applied Crystal Effects, then caked on the glitter! 
 And I love it!

I am done with them! And this time I mean it!
Super cute I think!
Thanks for stopping by!
I will be back tomorrow with LOTS of ornaments that I have been working on!

Friday, November 4, 2011

Pedestal Birdhouses

I saw some pedestal birdhouses on Pinterest, and I knew I had to do these! 
 The ones I saw are Here
I bought the unfinished candlesticks, wood bases, and the birdhouse on the right at Michael's. The birdhouse on the left is from my stash of things to alter ;)
I attached it all together with Gorilla Glue. That is some Amazing Stuff!!!
The birdhouse on the left was spray painted with Krylon in Black first. After it dried I painted it with white.
The house on the right was not painted with black first. I was experimenting. 
After a couple of coats of white, I sanded the edges and other parts to bang it up a little.
I used the Antique Effect from Martha Stewart with some brown paint, and painted the birdhouses, making sure to get into the crevices. I wiped it off before it dried, leaving it in the nooks and crannies. 
This was my first time doing anything like this. I really liked it. After these birdhouses, and the little ones I did on yesterday's post, I know I'll be doing more. 
I learned some things, like you only need to add very little paint to Martha Stewart's Antique Effect ;)
 Thanks for stopping by! 
Have a super day!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Update on Birdhouses

I posted these on Sunday, but I knew I had to do something more.
I had these Stampin' Up felt flowers that coordinated with the paper pretty well. 
These antique looking pearl brads were the perfect accent.  

 I love the brad on top of the birdhouse below. 
Tomorrow I'll have a few more things I've been working on ;)
I've been having fun!
Have an awesome day!