Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Camper bird house project

I felt craftier than usual on Sunday and decided to decorate a cute little camper bird house for our backyard. I bought a basic bird house in a camper shape, acrylic paint, some brushes, and some scrapbooking stickers.

Here's my stuff set up on our enamel table. I was careful not to get paint on it.

I already had most of the paint colors, but had to run out a second time for some black and the scrapbooking stickers.

A few hours of painting, sticker application, and more touch-up painting, and...

Voila! A tricked-out camper for the birds (namely, wrens).

Complete with screen window and cute decals—the one on the window sill says "Are we there yet?"

In happy-go-lucky colors

All sides were lovingly attended to, too.

Ah yes, home is truly paradise, isn't it?

I'm not sure why I'm suddenly in this weird creative-happy-energetic-optimistic-visionary phase, but I'm going with it, whether it means making goofy little bird houses or getting started on a children's book. I liked the feel of the brushes and paint, too. It had been so long since I painted (5-10 years) and I found that I missed it. Perhaps I'll dabble in paint for a while and see what happens.

Hope you liked the project, and Happy Wednesday!


Georgia B. said...

this is so adorable! it turned out great!

Char said...

soooooooooooooooooooooooooo cute!!! I love that - makes me want to do something like that. Remember those wooden purses when you were a kid???

can't wait to see more projects.

Chris said...

No, I never saw the purses! I'll have to see if they have them at Michael's, lol. That's right up my alley.

It's nice that they keep giving me 40% off coupons and always have sales so that it keeps me coming back for more frames and projects, lol.

Fifi Flowers said...

HOw are you? So good to see you pop in for a visit!

drollgirl said...

so cute and so FUN! i love painting. especially stuff like this.

Chris said...

Thanks, I had fun with it. I am a big nerd, but I relish my nerdiness sometimes! LOL

simplesong said...

seriously, so cute! love it.