Patricia
Patricia
  • Hometalker
  • Lebanon, OH

Birdhouse Flip


This was a quick and easy project that I did just for fun using leftover paint and odds and ends I had on hand.
birdhouse flip, chalk paint, crafts
I picked this up from a thrift store. It originally had painted blue flowers on it but I can't find the photo!
birdhouse flip, chalk paint, crafts
I sanded off the original painted design and then spray painted it white.
birdhouse flip, chalk paint, crafts
I painted the base in Antoinette Pink and the roof in Pure White.
birdhouse flip, chalk paint, crafts
I cut some iron-on wood trim to size to form a door.
birdhouse flip, chalk paint, crafts
After I was happy with the placement I simply ironed it on.
birdhouse flip, chalk paint, crafts
Next I painted some craft sticks white and cut them to size with kitchen scissors to form windows and trim. I used a hot glue gun to attach the pieces to the birdhouse.
birdhouse flip, chalk paint, crafts
I cut the ends of large craft sticks to create a shingled roof.
birdhouse flip, chalk paint, crafts
I painted the door and "shingles" in Paris Grey to add a little contrast.

Suggested materials:

  • Birdhouse  (Thrift store)
  • Craft sticks (large and small)  (Walmart)
  • Annie Sloan Chalk Paint (leftover)  (Winsome Cottage)
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Have a question about this project?

3 questions
  • Nikki
    on Apr 16, 2016

    So Cute!!! Where do you get the iron on wood? that is very neat I have never heard of it =)

    • Lisa Falkenthal
      on Apr 16, 2016

      It' s probably what they would sell as veneer used to cover the edges of plywood to dress up shelves, etc.

  • Ariane Canavan
    on Apr 17, 2016

    Where do you purchase iron on wood trim?

    • Patricia
      on Apr 17, 2016

      I purchased the iron-on trim at Home Depot (brand = Band-It)

  • Rpj2030880
    on Apr 17, 2016

    Like your little birdhouse re-do. looks really nice.. Like that you took a plain birdhourse and added such detail. Thanks for the information on iron on wood. Is chalk paint as durable as acrylic paint?

    • Patricia
      on Apr 17, 2016

      @Rpjp823663 Thank you! Chalk paint typically needs to be sealed unless you want it to let it age naturally. For indoor use I use soft wax. If using outdoors then I would use a sealer specifically for outdoors.

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