Saturday, May 1, 2010

New finds: a two-parter

Part One:
Jennie and I went junking last weekend and found quite a few things.  Part One of this post shows one of my new favorite things.  I found this well-worn handmade birdhouse. I didn't have to do a thing to it except figure out where to put it and how to put it there.  I really wanted it in the front garden but I really needed a base or something for it. 
This weekend, I found this!  It's a perfect pale blue base that needs a top.  I think we can make this work for the birdhouse.
So, we bought some of these thingamajigs to attach the two things together.  I sealed both the birdhouse and the base with a poly sealer to keep the paint from flaky off anymore and to protect it a bit from the outdoor weather.
...and here are some pictures of the finished product.  It's a beautiful thing.



41 comments:

  1. I love the birdhouse!! SO cute!! What lucky finds - how cool is that to find two perfect pieces!!

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  2. Hi Gina. Your new birdhouse looks fabulous! I love the chippy blue post! The completed project looks wonderful in your garden:) Hope you are having a wonderful weekend ~ Tina x

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  3. They were made for each other. I have never thought to poly seal my birdhouses. Do you use paint on or spray. I have an old wicker buggie I would like to use outside for plants but I am afraid it will get ruined.

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  4. How lucky were you to find the post seperately! I love the chippy blue color ... really I LOVE the whole birdhouse! It looks wonderful in your yard - I hope a bird family discovers it soon.
    Enjoy your weekend ~ Sarah

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  5. That's adorable. I love that you found two separate pieces and they look made for each other!!!

    :) Laura

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  6. That is awesome. Your house is so ca-ute. Seriously- they don't make 'em like that out here.

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  7. I love it! Chipy paint and all!

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  8. You will definitely have some new tenants soon. Can't wait to see what you do with the shutter.

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  9. Lori, you noticed that shutter? I got that and the post at the same Ft. Worth salvage place on College street. I have already sealed it and have plans for it today! Hopefully, it will be included in my part 2!

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  10. Oh my, I love love your entrance, Gina! How gorgeous!!
    The birdhouse is a cutie! Adorable.

    Have a great new week. Your blog is lovely!

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  11. It's wonderful...well done!

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  12. Love the birdhouse! Dropping by from BNOTP.

    Allison
    Atticmag

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  13. This is great. I just found an old bird feeder in my garage that my Dad gave me before he passed away in January. This would be a great way to display it in my garden.

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  14. That looks amazing.

    :) Michelle

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  15. That is so sweet! I love the base you used, looks like it was meant to go together!

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  16. Love your birdhouse! Great job on finding the right post for it. It looks so nice in front of your house.

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  17. Great birdhouse! Loving the post too. How did you get it to stay up?

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  18. Awww!! That's just adorable. Have been thinking about a birdhouse but never got around to it. You may have inspired me!

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  19. awww, it's a perfect match! It looks great.

    gail

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  20. What a cute little birdhouse. Your decision to attach it to that vintage post made it a showpiece!
    :-) Sue

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  21. That is a darling little birdhouse!

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  22. New follower via Southern Hospitality. Isn't it great that the birdhouse and post found each other for such a great project. Not only did it keep two things out of a land fill, it is now feeding our bird friends. A great 2 for 1 for our planet! Rory

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  23. That is just darling! Looking forward to seeing what else you have :)

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  24. That looks like an old porch post. I find them around here often and always pick them up.
    The birdhouse and post are a perfect marriage!
    Nice job.
    Rose

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  25. Awesome looking birdhouse...thanks for showing it off at NTT!

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  26. PERFECTION!!!!! I LOVE IT! Its gorgeous! Such character. I am sure it will rent well for the bird who claims it.
    Thanks for linking up to Thrifty Thursday!
    Leigh, Bloggeritaville
    www.lbratina.blogspot.com

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  27. I love that you put in in the front yard! It's beautiful!

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  28. Gorgeous...I love beautiful grungy redos!!

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  29. It looks very pretty in your yard.. I love the bird house but I think I like the chippy paint post even better.

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  30. I just ADORE birdhouses and this one is just amazing. That along with the post... two very lucky finds!
    Lisa

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  31. I have one of those posts, but mine is still sitting in the garage! The bird house, too. Thanks for the inspiration, maybe I'll get mine done now, because yours turned out really great!
    Cheers, Andrea

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  32. This looks like it's straight out of Country Gardens Magazine. I love it. Thanks for linking up!

    Becca

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  33. Love your bird house, it looks fabulous in your garden. :-)

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  34. Just beautiful!!

    I'd love for you to share this at my party this Thursday!

    www.houseofhepworths.com

    xoxo

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  35. I love the birdhouse! It looks so beautiful in the yard!

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  36. Thanks for sharing this, what a great idea!
    I am now a follower.

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  37. They were certainly made for each other! So adorable! :)

    xoxo laurie

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  38. I love it! You made it look so easy too. :)

    Donna

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