Friday, December 16, 2011

Altered Birdhouse

Hello everyone,
Tonight I'm sharing photos of a mixed-media, altered birdhouse that I just finished. I started with a plain, wooden birdhouse that I bought at the Dollar Store and painted it white. I glued sheet music to the roof, covered it with Mod Podge and sprinkled it with glitter. Then I added all of the other embellishments, which I already had in my craft cabinet, including the vintage buttons. I also already had the little bird, but I painted it white and sprinkled with glitter.




My inspiration for this little birdhouse is Gayle Page-Robak.  Gayle is a wonderful mixed-media and digital artist who creates all kinds of beautiful treasures. I've especially always admired her altered birdhouses. To visit Gayle's blog, A Tasteful Touch, click HERE. You'll enjoy your visit, I guarantee!



This was such a fun project! I can hardly wait to make another one, now! Happy Friday, everyone!
Until next time,

24 comments:

Gina said...

That is so sweet & so pretty, Cindy!

Kim, USA said...

That is so pretty bird house. ^_^

Kim, USA

Cottage and Broome said...

I really have to get to the dollar store more often! Your bird house turned out so sweet! Stop by if you get a chance for our giveaway, Laura

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh this is totally precious, Cindy!!!! I love it and I adore making altered birdhouses!!! Yours is perfection....and I'm so glad that our special friend, Gayle, inspired you!! She is wonderful. This creation is soooo beautiful!
XO
Cindy

Karen said...

How sweet!

jeanetteann said...

Cindy, your birdhouse is beautiful, I want one now. xx jeanetteann

Gayle Page-Robak said...

I am so pleased to see your gorgeous birdhouse, Cindy...it is so beautiful. Love your colors they look soft and delicate with the lovely embellishments you added. I love using music sheets for embellishing as well, they seem to add so much to our pieces. Thank you for your kind words, I really appreciate them and look forward to seeing your next birdhouse. I love that they seem to look lovely, wherever you put them. Hugs, Gayle

Barb and Dell said...

Cindy, that is so cute. I've never seen the bird houses at the dollar store. But then I don't get there very often.
Have a great weekend.
Barb

Myric said...

This looks great! I have a bird house that i got from a thrift store that im palnning to give a make-over! Thanks for the inspiration!!

Xoxo
Myric

Ginger said...

Thanks for visiting my COT; this was a lovely project...wish I had time for such...and your cats are lovely...though I think all cats are.

Marigene said...

Cute, cute, cute!

Magic Love Crow said...

Cindy, this is so precious! I love it ;o) Have a great day!

marian elizabeth said...

Very pretty little Birdhouse, you did a great job!
Have a sweet Pink Day!
marian elizabeth

Jillian's Bella Rosa Antiques said...

So tweet! :0) I love the fact it is pink!

Elaine said...

A sweet little bird house.. It's always fun to create something

Ivy and Elephants said...

Oh, too lovely! You know I have a birdcage addiction! I have a few on my tree, but there is always room for more, right?
Thanks so much for linking and sharing with us at "What's It Wednesday". Hope to see you again next week. It's not a party without you!
Hugs,
Patti

Barbara F. said...

This is so adorable. I am a bird owner and lover so this is right up my alley! Thanks for stopping by. I'll be back for another visit soon. xo

Riet said...

What a a gorgeous little birdhouse. I love it all in white. Great job!

Desire Empire said...

That is such a pretty decoration for any time of year

retrorevival.biz said...

So happy I found your blog, Cindy (from you discovering mine!). I'm following you now and look forward to reading your future posts:)

~Cindy (RetroRevivalBiz.blogspot.com)

Cindy said...

Hi Cindy, Thanks for following me. Love your birdhouse and can't wait to see what you have in store for next year! Merry Christmas,
Cindy

KB said...

Beautiful.

Michele said...

Cindy this is soooo charming and sweet. i really love it! thanks for sharing your technique. xo

Zaa said...

Hey Cindy ... Your birdhouse is so soft and drreamimy in glittered pink... I can hear the birds singing now ... but ..goodness don't let kitties know ...( Ha Ha) about the birds I mean .

... I was thinking of trying to create few little houses myself ..hopefully they will turn out as nice as yours... Thanks for sharing...Blessings

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