Rustic Birdhouse

7:29:00 AM



This old table needed a new life...
It wasn't a very good table anymore, 
the top was warping,
 and it wobbled....

So I did what I do... and I cut it apart...



I had a plan the minute I saw those cool keyholes in the legs....


Are you with me on this one?...



Using flat metal brackets on the inside, 
I attached 2 legs side by side 
all the way around the house for the walls.


I gave it a couple coats of Anne Sloan Chalk Paint...
and a coat of wax for protection...



An old hinge for a perch...
and the keyholes made great doors.



Now the smaller birds in the neighborhood
 will have a new home... 





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12 comments

  1. Love what you did with this piece. Great transformation. good job!

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  2. The cutest idea ever!!!! I love attracting birds to our yard. Love it Susan.

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  3. I love it, Susan! Don't you love projects that start with something like "I noticed the keyhole design . .". You know you've come up with something pretty creative when that lightbulb goes off! It turned out really cute.

    Happy Mother's Day!

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  4. You have a great imagination! This turned out great.

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  5. This was so clever! I never would have thought of it!! Great eye, Susan!
    xo Becca

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  6. Make sure you link up to Funky Junk's party- for last night. It's a bird theme and I always get a ton of traffic form Donna's rockin party! You could then link up your project another night under the regular crafts portion- twice the mileage!
    Hopefully you don't think I'm meddling!! ;-)
    xo Becca

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  7. You had some great vision there! So clever. Now I'm looking around my shed at pieces I didn't love, but couldn't toss! Never thought about dismantling them! Awesome job!

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  8. I Am SOOOOO totally diggin this birdhouse!!! Insoiration explosion!!!!!!Great job!!! Deidre~ http://simplysimplisticated4.blogspot.com

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  9. I love your birdhouse Susan and I have it linked to my bird houses post too today!

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