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Sunday, February 14, 2010

Pedestal Birdhouse

As you recall, I had a few tricks up my sleeve for the ole’ hubby’s birthday weekend. This whole week, I had been giving him scattered clues, leading up to today- our big trip up north to a quaint bed and breakfast called The Shack. I wanted to think of a cute way of telling him we were going, so I decided to make something that looked kind of like a Shack… It ended up being a pedestal birdhouse. I got all of the supplies from Michael’s. I found a birdhouse that resembled a shack, a wooden candlestick and a square wooden base.

I painted it all and then Ralph-ied it up (laymen's terms: I glazed it). I used Gorrilla Glue Epoxy to put it all together.

I rolled another clue up and stuck it in the “door,” and off we are to The Shack!

Happy Valentine’s Day!! XOXO

PS: I am thinking I might make a few more of these (they offered different shaped “houses”) and play with the colors a bit to use some robin’s egg blue or spring time colors. Just a thought!


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58 comments:

  1. that is really cute! Makes me smile! love birdhouses.
    gail

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  2. Hey Courtney,
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    Linda

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  3. Love that you put that on a pedestal!!! I soooo need to do this!

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  4. Love your way of giving him a clue! My Mom found a cute little birdhouse for me the other day and this would be a great way to finish it out! The Robins Egg Blue sounds like a good idea too....such a good color for Spring.

    Elaine :)

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  5. How cute! I love that you used it as a clue, but I really like it as an accessory! What a great piece to add to a tabletop or bookcase.

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  6. ♥♥♥ your little birhouses!

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  7. I saw these little bird houses and tried to think of a cute use for them - this is it!

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  8. love this idea, i'm obsessed with all things bird currently so i might make one for my house!

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  9. I love this idea! I may have to "borrow" it!

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  10. You go girl! Send me a pic if you do end up making one, please!!

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  11. Everything IS better on a pedestal!!! Love it!!!

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  12. I agree Eva Girl! Everything IS better in a pedestal, including ourselves!!! :o)

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  13. This is SO cute! I *love* what the glaze does to it!!

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  14. Oh wow, that is so cute!! I love it. That looks like it came from Pottery Barn. So cute

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  15. Very cute! So fun for Spring!!!

    XOOX
    Jen

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  16. I love the birdhouse and it looks so much more "regal" on its pedestal!

    Stopping by from Today's Creative! Just signed up to follow you, I'm looking for a few new crafty followers too!

    Visit my scrapbooking blog when you get a chance: http://juliechats.blogspot.com

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  17. oh I just love the end result. I have a little church/birdhouse I have wanted to make something with... too big for a tassel. But this looks just right :) thanks for the inspiration!


    ~ Emily N. from "too Blessed to Stress"

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  18. Really cute. Nice to have a memento of sorts from your trip.

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  19. Super cute! I can't tell you how many times I have passed up birdhouses at the thrift store. I am thinking that I just might have to stop next time! Loving the idea with bright, spring colors. Thanks for the inspiration! Please, stop by sometime.

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  20. Hi there! Saw you on the Trendy Treehouse and I LOVE that, so, so cute! I'm gonna have to try to make one! Thanks for sharing!

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  21. This is absolutely adorable. I love it on a pedestal! What a fun name for a b&b. THe ShACK Makes me laugh! Thanks for linking up to Whatever Goes Wednesday. I hope to you back next week!

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  22. Pedestals are awesome. Love this project!

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  23. That turned out great! What a romantic and cute idea!

    I'm hosting a party and would love to have you come over and link up!

    http://mybackyardeden.blogspot.com/2010/02/make-it-yours-day_17.html

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  24. What a cute idea...and what a terrific looking bird house...definitely would look so cute in spring colors....

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  25. VERY cute! You could put all sorts of things on a pedestal.

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  26. very cute & I have to tell you how much I like your blog background - the scallop is darling & the flowers are so bright & springy - lovely!

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  27. That turned out darling! What a fun way to remember your trip together! :)

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  28. Adorable-- I love it in the all shabby cream! Thanks for linking up.

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  29. Oooooh, LOVE the antiquing!
    We have a friday fun finds party- if you're interested, we'd love if you'd link up tomorrow! :)

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  30. This post made me want to stick EVERYTHING in my house on a pedestal! That pedestal makes that birdhouse a million times cuter! Thanks for sharing, I'm going to share on my blog...hope you don't mind!

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  31. Love that! Thanks for linking up to Thrifty Thursday this week!
    Hugs,
    Leigh
    Tales from Bloggeritaville
    www.lbratina.blogspot.com

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  32. You did a very good job making those and the glazing is perfect.

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  33. Love the idea of clues and a visual to give as a destination gift!

    Leann

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  34. That looks adorable. I love birds and bird houses.

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  35. That looks so great, I like the antiquing you did on it.

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  36. I bought a bird house the other day at Michael's. Love it.

    Thanks for joining Get your Craft on Thurs. at Life As Lori.

    Please join me next week for another great party!
    Lori

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  37. That's so darling! What a fun way to surprise him! It's also a great decoration!!

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  38. Oh wow! I love this! Great job!
    ~Rebekah @ allthingzrelated~ hosting a giveaway next Tuesday!

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  39. I found you via Blue Cricket. Totally am making myself one of those! Love it!
    Jennifer @ http://becauseicancrafts.blogspot.com/

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  40. So very cute and creative! I did a cake plate tutorial on my blog using this same technique and materials! I am pretty sure I need one of these now too!

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  41. Thanks for coming over and linking up to Make it Yours day! You know how much I love this project!!

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  42. That is totally cute ! I love the way it turned out! Thanks so much for showing it off!

    I am so glad you stopped by to join our little the party, I hope to see you there again! We have them every Friday. (And we are now doing a recipe link up on Wednesday!)

    Cassity @ Remodelaholic

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  43. What a fun idea!! I really love how this turned out!! Thank you for sharing!!

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  44. Sharp lines and secure footing make this bird house pedestal a versatile stand for many bird house styles. This piece will accommodate the Farmhouse Birdhouse and, for display purposes only, the Town Hall Birdhouse and the Clubhouse Birdhouse for purple martins. Constructed of solid kiln-dried pine and hardwood

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  45. So very cute and creative! I did a cake plate tutorial on my blog using this same technique and materials! I am pretty sure I need one of these now too!

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  46. coming over and linking up to Make it Yours day! You know how much I love this project!!

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  47. from Today's Creative! Just signed up to follow you, I'm looking for a few new crafty followers too!

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  48. Amazing post about Pedestal Birdhouse. Thanks a lot for sharing us this post. I like that bird house.

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  49. Really intelligent piece of writing buddy, keep it up and I will keep tweeting your blog posts for you so you can get the readers you deserve!

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  50. Real good articles here mate, I will be back again as im learning so much about this area that im interested in a lot. Thanks for the great insight you’re a gem buddy.

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  51. Nice post mate, loving all your recent stuff too, keep it going man!

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  52. Spectacular job man.Your blog is awesome and really informative.

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  53. Nice creativity. I admire you for your great creativity. Thanks for sharing very nice post.

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