Reclaimed Materials Birdhouse Welcome Sign

December 11th, 2011 in member junk     
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Bird House Welcome Sign

Bird House Welcome Sign

Photo: Sherri Spear

Nothing's more fun than the challenge of what to do with left-over materials.  This one started with, "what can I do with this chair seat with the funny offset hole?"  This old leg fit perfect into the hole so now I had a base and a post.  I painted the seat with my rusted metal finish and sanded and waxed the post; then glued and screwed the post into the hole in the seat.  I had one left-over arm from a vintage chandelier that I had already verdi-gris-ed and added the rusty bobeche held in place with an aged brass cap.  It's the perfect dish for a bit of birdseed.  I don't like to leave things unfinished so I needed something to hang where the chandelier crystals used to be so I grabbed a scrap of rusty chain and made a two-sided chalkboard from a scrap of fiberboard.  Then to finish the whole thing off, I handpainted the gazebo style birdhouse that I had purchased from garage sale.  It's the perfect place for a tiny nest. 

Pattern or design used: My own design - Sherri
posted in: member junk, vintage, wood, cottage, eclectic, funky, , country, whimsical, paint, birdhouse/feeder

Comments (3)

junkredeemer writes: Just perfect! Posted: 9:16 pm on December 25th
annebell writes: That's so cute! It would look great next to my front door...:) Posted: 12:29 pm on December 16th
JunqueGRL writes: I love this! These are my favorite kind of projects...little pieces of beauty all put together to make something amazing! Posted: 4:02 pm on December 11th
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