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

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

  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!

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

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

  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

  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!

  8. I Am SOOOOO totally diggin this birdhouse!!! Insoiration explosion!!!!!!Great job!!! Deidre~

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

  10. This is just about the cutest birdhouse I've ever seen! Susan, please leave these old projects on your blog so we can continue to pick them up and be inspired. What a wonderful project to recycle metal parts, license plates, etc. Just love your blog. I've spent almost two hours this morning browsing...........

    1. Thank you so much Barb! Thank you for visiting and thank you for browsing for so long! I love doing Homeroad so I'm glad there are people like you out there that like to read it! Come back soon and enjoy!


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