Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Bird House Re-Do and New Crow

Hi. Just popping in for a minute to show you what I have been working on. Remember last weeks bright red bird house? Well, it has been toned down to fit in with all the primitive decor around here. I painted over it with black just to make sure none of the red came through and then a coat of white on the house and green on the roof. My DD Emily suggested green because she says I paint everything the same and that would be different. I do think it looks neat. I gel stained it, sprayed it with a matte sealer, and topped it off with grapevine and rusty star garland.
Here it is.......

Now I just need to find a spot outside that it won't get too weathered... at least for this year.

I also bought a pattern from Tennessee Ridge Primitives last week. It is her new one. I bought it too soon. She is having a sale this week. Oh, well. Story of my life. It is a crow, star, flag, and banner to be put on a grapevine wreath. I think the crow turned out too big for a wreath at my house so I just stuck him on this old fence I had. I couldn't get the flag or banner to suit me on the fence so I didn't put them on. It is outside but in a protected area so he should be okay.

I started painting the cupboard from way back and a couple of other garage sale finds. When don't I have something sitting around half done? Makes life more interesting that way.

Gotta run for now. Thanks for stopping by. Take care.



  1. LOVE the birdhouse!!! Wow! I agree on the green roof....it is perfecto!!

    The crow is neat! I really like it.

  2. Love what you did with the birdhouse:) The crow is neat for outside too:)
    Have a great evening!

  3. loe that crow.....you found a perfect spot for him!!

  4. That should say "love".

  5. I love that birdhouse!! It looks great. Can't wait to see pictures of it in your flower garden. enjoy this sunshine!

  6. I love the crow and you did a great job on the bird house. Awesome!

  7. I love how your birdhouse turned out! Very cute!! I also love the crow. I think I'm going to have a visit with Tennessee Ridge Primitives. LOL


  8. I love everything.... You did a great job with the birdhouse. TR patterns are awesome. I have a lot of them and they are wonderful.

  9. Your birdhouse turned out great...love the colors! And WOW on the crow...he's perfectly prim! Love him!


  10. Love how your birdhouse turned out...and I love the crow, so prim!! Don't you just love Tennesse Ridge Primitives patterns!! I have several of them.

  11. The birdhouse looks great but I am partial to green. I love the crow too!

    Take Care,

  12. I love that crow on the fence! The bird house looks great!


  13. Hi Melissa!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog. I really enjoyed hearing from you. My trash picking days are far from over, especially since I just got started. (lol)

    Your bird house is absolutely adorable and totally primfect!!!!! Such talent you have. I truly admire all of the things that you do.

    Have a great day and enjoy the wonderful weather and sunshine. Finally!

    Blessings and Perfect Prims,

  14. Woah...what is that americana barrel looking thing? It's beautiful! Is it just a wood barrel that's painted?


Thanks for stopping by. I truly appreciate it!! Have a wonderfully prim day!!~~Melissa