Sunday, July 10, 2011

Junky Birdhouse

I began my birdhouse project with some old re-purposed wood that I... ah... 
"borrowed" from behind my neighbor's shed...



A lot of measuring, cutting, drilling, screwing, hammering
and sweating later....

and I was ready to decorate! The best part!



I used rusty light switch plates for the side windows
and shims for the shutters and the steps. All the new wood was painted with a vinegar treatment that gave it the perfect aging.

A lock box from an old door made a great front door and 
a rusty screw was a perfect perch... 

I used metal flashing for the roof, distressing  
and then cutting it with a decorative edge. 
Finally for the chimney 
used a rusty spout from an oil can.



I hope the birds will love it as much as I do!
Susan





Funky Junk's Saturday Nite Special

26 comments:

  1. Susan, Love the old birdhouse. Love all the items you used to embelish it. Great job. Too cute for the birds (ha) Have a Sunny Sunday.
    Angela

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  2. Wow! That certainly is creative. I hope the birds like it, too!

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  3. Oh my goodness, such a cute birdhouse! You've done such a great job, looks wonderful.

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  4. That is so adorable! I love that you've used hardware for the features, it makes it extra stylish! I'm sure the birds love it!

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  5. Your birdhouse is darling! As the others have said, it's the little "extras" that make it so special.
    Seeing projects like this makes me want to get comfortable using the table saw and other power tools, instead of waiting for man to to get around to the "honey do" list. but first I have to get all of MY junk out of the way in the garage... :-) Glad to have found your blog!
    Joanne

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  6. Ok, this is just too cute!!! Great job!!!!

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  7. that house is very creative and I just love it!
    KAT

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  8. I LOVE IT!!!!!! And I want one

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  9. I love the idea of ​​recycling a lot of art in their work, congratulations!

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  10. That looks great! I love all the things you added to it. Great job.

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  11. Love the birdhouse!! I'm sure the birds will love it too!!
    ~Cindy~

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  12. I KNEW it!!!! This, in my opinion, was the best project of the week. Great job. Lisa~

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  13. Very cute! I love birdhouses and you did a great job on this one.

    Have a great day.
    Pam

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  14. Love, love it! I have a ton of birdhouses, but didn't make a single one. You've inspired me!
    Dropping by from Met Monday.

    Allison
    Atticmag

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  15. This was ingenious! And really beautiful, too! Fabulous work!

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  16. I do really like it! I am sure it looks fantastic on your garden. It is a great, different idea. Thanks!

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  17. I thought this was such a great project... I totally voted for you, good job! I am a new follower!

    Carlee
    www.ladybirdln.com

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  18. Oh how I love me a birdhouse...especially the junky kind. Yours is fabulous!

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  19. love this! fabulous job! xoox, tracie

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  20. I also like the coil pot on the front step. You did not miss a detail!
    If I knew this was being done with the "borrowed" wood from my pile I would not be sorry at all.

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  21. Your birdhouse is ADORABLE! What a fun way to use up neato rusty pieces!

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  22. It's fantastic. I love how rustic it is. If you have a moment, I would love for you to share this project on my Inspiration Board.
    http://carolynshomework.blogspot.com/2011/07/inspiration-board-link-party_12.html
    Thanks for the inspiration.
    carolyn | homework

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  23. Amazingly clever!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

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  24. I love every little bit of this junky birdhouse! I've featured this post on Craft Gossip here:
    http://homeandgarden.craftgossip.com/cool-junky-birdhouse/

    If you would like a "featured by" button, you can grab one here:
    http://homeandgarden.craftgossip.com/grab-a-craft-gossip-button/

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  25. Love the birdhouse, really creative.

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Susan

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