Birdhouse Makeover for Spring

I couldn't help myself. When I saw this not so pretty Christmas birdhouse in the thrift store for $1.00 I had to take it home and give it a makeover. 

I don't usually do makeovers just for the heck of it but this one was different. 

I knew the snow on that Christmas birdhouse was perfect for a Spring makeover. 

Do birds even use birdhouses at Christmas? Hmmm not in this neck of the woods. 😂

Take a look...

birdhouse and galvanized cans on shelf

So this is the birdhouse that caught my eye and I knew I needed to do something for the poor thing. 

Christmas birdhouse

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Since the price was right I brought it home and began disassembling it. First, off came the Merry Christmas sign. Just a few cuts of the wire that held it on and it was gone! 

Next, I removed the raffia bow and holly leaf, the wire smoke in the chimney and the jute twine around he front fence. Now I had a clean slate to work with. I spray painted the birdhouse with white flat spray paint. 

When the white paint dried I was ready to turn all the textured snow on the birdhouse into moss. I used a Spanish Moss green chalk paint to dab on the green mossy color everywhere there was a hint of the textured snow. 

chalk paint for birdhouse

Now it was time to add a little hand painting. I'm not a great artist but I can make branches and leaves so I added a few touches of nature around the birdhouse. 

birdhouse and paints

Lastly I re-added the jute twine to the fence. 

birdhouse fence with twine

I gave the birdhouse a good spray of outdoor sealer and my makeover was complete. 

birdhouse and oil can


Lavender plant, birdhouse and cement xo

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birdhouse and pansies with overlay

I don't expect a family of birds to move in any time soon but it does look adorable on my metal baker's rack on the deck filled with flowering plants. Or out in the garden anywhere really! 

birdhouse and potted pansey


plants and birdhouse in garden

So this time I made over something I found at the thrift store just for the heck of it and I'm glad I did because it came out so cute!!

birdhouse and lavender potted plant

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birdhouse and pot of pansies


I am Susan, the author and creator at Homeroad. I am a wife, mother of 4 daughters, and a grandmother of 5 and counting. I am a retired teacher, a DIY blogger and an artist at heart. .