Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Upcycle Birdhouse, Works in Progress

Pinterest which I am totally addicted to gave me inspiration to do a bird house since I had everything needed for the project. 

First I had to decide which vintage gas can to use.  I chose the one my Mom painted black in the 70's as I coudln't bring myself to use the great patina one.

Next was to get all the supplies I would need.  Drill, drill bits, license plate and hammer.  I attached the license with screws.  As I bent the plate I used a hammer with a glove covering the can not to dent the can.

Here is the finished bird house hanging from a tree.  This morning my Mom told me that the gas can had belonged to my Grandfather.  I would never had used it had I know.  Too late now it is finished.  I think it is cute.

Now for a project in the works.  My fiance had a massive stroke and he loves birds.  His computer is set up so he can see the birds eat.  Trouble was the shepard's hooks were such a pain to mow around so I had an idea to fix that.  I laid plastic down on the area that I will mulch in May and that will solve my problem.  My backyard has not been touched just mowed.  I have been working on the front since the warmer weather finally got here.  So please excuse the mess.  Michael had his stroke in 2011 and the yard has been neglected since then.  This year I am trying to get it whipped into shape.

Now last but not least.  I am working on a section that isn't close to being finished.  I have a chair with a pot in the seat.  Again my Mom had refinished the chair and now I have it out in the weather.  

I NEED YOUR INPUT:  Should I leave the chair as is or paint and distress it?  As I said this grouping is no where near finished.  One bit of the elephant at a time.

Have a wonderful day.



  1. Cute idea! :)

    Thanks for joining the Blog Hop this week!

  2. I prefer the chair as it is, thanks for sharing dear...

  3. What a great idea~ Thanks for stopping by the Blog Hop~ Lynn @ Turnips 2 Tangerines

  4. Hi~ Stopping back again~ Wanted to tell you that I have nominated you for The Liebster Award~ For information on this award go to: http://www.turnips2tangerines.com/2013/05/liebster-award-nomination.html (I think the chair would be cute painted a Barn Red:)

  5. I just got a free chair and I'm doing the same thing...I would paint and distress it...but that's my opinion:)

  6. i think that is such a cool idea!