Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Mod Podged & Painted Birdhouses

Mod Podged and Painted Birdhouses

I’ve been having fun pinning and dreaming up decorative projects for Reese’s nursery. When I saw this idea on Baby Lifestyles of hanging birdhouses on the wall, I knew it would be perfect.

yellow pink girl nursery features birdhouses as wall art bird house collage over changing table

So I picked up five birdhouses at Joanne’s for $1 each and some colors that would work with my palate.

baby's room

(I carry these paint chips, taped to a piece of paper, everywhere I go.)

Painted Birdhouses 4

Last week my friend Mary and I had fun painting up the houses, and then I Mod Podged scrapbook paper in complimenting colors to the roofs.

Painted Birdhouses 3

My final step was using Mod Podge’s Pearlized Sealer on them. It’s a spray on finish, and it gives everything a pearlized affect. You can see it fairly well on the red house. I really liked how subtle the finish is, and that it softened the bright colors a bit. I still need to do a second coat, but I live in Oregon where summer doesn’t really arrive until the 4th of July, so it’s still raining here. I’m planning on hanging these above her dresser/changing table and mounting a wooden frame around them to anchor the look. Then, if I have the time, I’d love to also make some birds like I linked to HERE, and have them hang from the ceiling in front of the houses. Now to just clean out her room…

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***Disclosure: While the Mod Podge Sealer Pearlized was given to me for review, the opinions expressed here are my own.***

10 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh - these are adorable!

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    1. Thanks Alison! And how fun that she'll be your niece :)

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  2. They are so, so cute! I'm getting so excited to see the nursery all put together . . . you have so many fun projects for it. I just love the birdhouse idea, and they came out so adorable!

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  3. These turned out so cute! They look cute on your front porch, too! I love the bird idea!

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  4. Super cute.....love the colors and paper.

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  5. I like your birdhouses. They are so cute for a nursery but I was wondering where did the chair next to the changing table came from? I'm looking for something like it.

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  6. Adorable! Very creative and cute. Will you post a picture of the room when it's done?
    It will be awesome,

    Franziska
    @FlavorDesigns

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  7. Very nice, I love them. They are really cute for the babyboom!

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  8. These are too cute. Great job, thanks for the inspiration.

    I featured you on my blog, feel free to come check it out :)
    http://www.artsyfartsymama.com/2012/07/pinteresting-features-n-shtuff-40.html

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