Sunday, July 18, 2010


What is it about bird houses that are just so bloody charming?! I cannot resist one ever! I have so many! Several are a pending project; some to paint, some to mosaic. I got out my paint and paint brushes and made a bit of progress. Wanna seeeeeee? ha!

I couldn't resist using my beautiful hydrangea as a backdrop!

so lovely even though the blooms are fading!

Now, the before is all white. I know...I know, I agree, it's darling the way it is....

But, paint is only paint. If I hate it, I can repaint..yes?!

Before I show you the after:

think beachy victorian cottage
think tin roof

(that was my inspiration)

tah dah!

I so love the results. I used Gliddon true turquoise then white washed it. The roof is Rub n Buff Silver Leaf (to mimic the tin roof)

after a little distressing here it is with it's roof glowing in the sunshine, no photos were touched up!

isn't that just lovely?!

Now for those of you who love the white, don't despair, I'm a huge fan of white bird houses as well....sooooo *giggle*

I have a couple more lol!

Theses bird houses are about 16" tall (not counting the 3" chimney), 10.25" wide and 7" deep not including the base. So the overall (base to tip of chimney is 11.5" wide x 7 3/8" deep x 19" high.

The aqua bird house will be available for $155.00 (including packing, shipping and insurance)

I did get one prepped for a mosaic project, this one is fairly large too (17" x 8" x 8")....

with the other bird houses...

these are the plates I'm going to use....

They will be nipped up because they are not useable as they are...

There is another bird house that is another favorite....wait, who am I kidding, they are all my favorites! ha! This one has been outdoors for ages and I think it's time to bring it in for some repairs...

It's been up on this tree

BTW, Candlestick park had it's first antique and collectable fair today. I went and yeppers my dear I had a full battery in my camera! ha! I ended up with over 300 photos! I cannot wait to show you some of the amazing items I came across. So don't wander away too far. Come back soon and go to the Candlestick Park Antique Fair with me!

Thanks so much for spending some time with me! Let me know what you think of my turquoise bird house and it's faux tin roof..ok!? You're a darling!



Cottage Rose said...

HI Tina; OH your bird house is just beautiful,, I love the color,, and the roof wow so cool in the sun light... I can't wait to see the one your are going to mosaic,,oh and all those photos of the fair... sounded like so much fun..... have a great week.


Linda @ A La Carte said...

Love the bird house and how you made the roof like a tin roof. Cute! Can't wait to see the mosaic one also. I love your old bird house so give it some fresh paint cause it is adorable.

Anonymous said...

Tina these are just precious!! I love the rub and buff on the roof!! Those dishes you plan to use are so very pretty- love the blue color!

I have an old really big birdhouse my grandfather made years and years ago- It is no longer in condition to use outside so have brought it in my enclosed porch. I do need to find some time to restore it!

bee blessed

Gary and Elizabeth~ said...

Hi Tina,
I love the Aqua blue on the bird house. It really is pretty! You come up with the most creative ideas! I made a sea shell wreath this weekend from your tutorial. Stop by and take a peek at it. It was a lot of fun to make, but my goodness I must have used a millon sea shells LOL....
I look forward to seeing your photo's of the antique fair.
Have a wonderful week, Hugs~Elizabeth

sissie said...

Hi Tina!
Your birdhouses are just plain beautiful! I love them all.


Susan said...

Hello Tina: Loved looking at your enchanting birdie very adorable. Can't wait for you to show some of the photos you took, too! You are amazing. Have a "tweet" day. Susan

Amaco said...

What an interesting use for the AMACO Rub 'n Buff. I'd like to show our followers on Facebook, and will link to your site. We have over 17 colors of Rub 'n Buff - look for it at Michaels, Hobby Lobby, and the website,

Sandy @ My Shabby Streamside Studio said...

Wow, are those ever pretty!


Sandy @ My Shabby Streamside Studio

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

FAB-u-LOUS birdhouses...and I LOVE the color...

Warm huggies,

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Beautiful birdhouses, are sooo talented! I'm always amazed at all the beautiful treasures you create. :)
Hugs, sweet friend,

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Tina, your birdhouses are just gorgeous! LOVE them! Thanks for sharing with us and have a lovely day.


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