There is beauty in almost everything. When I found this old bent and broken pan, I thought this pan probably has cooked many a fine meal. What can I do to re-establish it and make it into something useful again? Since I love to paint, naturally painting something on it came quickly to mind. And since I love to paint birdhouses it seemed to be the perfect match. So, birdhouses it is. I have painted them on many different surfaces, but on an old pan is a first.
I had no idea what to do with it when it was finished. It ended up being used in my kitchen pantry to hold small packaged items such as ranch dressing, onion soup, etc. It found a happy home at last.
Most of the birdhouse patterns were designed by Jamie Mills-Price. The others just popped into my head (I’m sure you can tell the difference).
I love to craft birdhouses. Take a piece of wood, cut out the birdhouse, use a few nails, slap on a coat of paint and you have created a birdhouse.
I can’t seem to stop with one. I must have many. What do you do with many birdhouses? You sell a few. You try to get your friends to take one (your relatives already have many), and the rest are scattered around your house. We call them country home decor.
These are just a few I have made over the years. I have many more in different stages of being completed. One day I will get the birdhouse fever again and finish the whole bunch. Then I will have more country home decor.
This decorative birdhouse was really a fun project. The painted birdhouses on the birdhouse were taken from the painting book “Between the Vines” by Jamie Mills-Price. I really enjoy painting her designs and have painted many of them.
I made this little house out of white pine and painted it with acrylic paint. I have made lots of these small birdhouses. They make great decorating accessories.
When I first started painting, I could only paint something simple and easy. For me that was birdhouses.
I painted them on everything I could find to paint on. I painted them on clay pots, wooden spoons, pieces of wood, gourds, and even birdhouses on birdhouses. These little houses are painted on a clay pot that I use in my kitchen. I still like to paint birdhouses.
We have lots of birds on our property and we feed them daily. The least we can do is build them homes and furnish them a little food. Bird watching gives us lots of pleasure. The birds will thank you for giving them a little extra food each day.
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