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Birdhouse Remodel

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The weather was fantastic here at the beginning of the week. The Hubs decided to do a little yard clean up. While soaking up some beautiful rays The Hubs found this sad little birdhouse. It had definitely seen better days! Now, I could have looked at this sad, dirty and moldy thing and tossed it in the trash. Instead, I decided to do a birdhouse remodel!

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The first order of business was to remove the mold.

First thought? Bleach. However, Bleach is a harsh chemical and the wood on the birdhouse was already in sad shape.

Hydrogen peroxide is suppose to be a good cleaning solution, so I decided to give it a whorl!

cleaning birdhouse

Not gonna lie, it was a dirty, gross mess!

But, guess what?

It worked!

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Some of the paint did come off, however I think that was more due to it being old and weathered.

Time for some paint!

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The birdhouse started out as a warm sage, which was nice, but I thought a new color would be nice.

I still wanted the worn, chippy look so a coat of turquoise dry brushed over the sage was the perfect solution!

A coat of white dry brushed over the old white gave it a nice clean look.

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No it was time for some birdhouse jewelry!

If you noticed in the very first photo, there used to be a pretty white embellishment around the round hole.

It was broken and in such bad shape it went into the trash.

A few pieces from my odds and ends drawer were added for some character.

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Y’all know I couldn’t resist adding a crown!

Once the birdhouse remodel was finished, I gave it a couple of coats of clear coat.

Hopefully, it will last many more years!

Birdhouse remodel

Please don’t judge my front porch!

I know it’s got leaves and dirt everywhere.

But it’s 38 degrees with a wind chill of 28!

I sweep the dirt off and the wind blows it right back in.

A girl can dream of spring, right?

Until next time….

Tammy from Patina and Paint

6 Comments

  • Shirley

    Birdhouses are a favorite here at our house. I have an on going love affair with white paint so many of them are….white. But I have several that are all dressed up. What a find your little birdhouse is and how fortunate that it now has a new look. I enjoy when you do small projects that don’ take a lot of time. Love your blog?

    • Tammy

      Thank you Shirley!!! I have several birdhouses too. I think that white houses would really be perfect because they would stand out against nature. I’m going to have to paint one… or two! lol Thank you for the ideas friend!

  • Benita

    Tammy, I love this! It is so cute and I love the colors you used on it! The temps earlier this week were indeed very spring-like. We are sitting at 28 degrees right now…I love it! I know everyone is dreaming of spring, but I’m still hoping for a winter! πŸ™‚ Love and hugs sweet friend!

    • Tammy

      I’m torn Benita, I love sitting by the fire when it’s cold with a good book, but I also love floating around on a raft in the pool! I guess that lesson is to love where you are at. Stay warm my friend!

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