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!
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!
Not gonna lie, it was a dirty, gross mess!
But, guess what?
Some of the paint did come off, however I think that was more due to it being old and weathered.
Time for some paint!
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.
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.
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!
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.