Friday, September 11, 2009

Pink Saturday!!! (super excited about this project)

Okay, so this involves a transformation of a bird house I made in 6th grade wood shop class. Where the girls weren't allowed to touch any power tools (so wrong, I know). Anyway, I thought I had a before pic, but apparently not. Let's just say it was a dark royal blue, with lots of clashing colors used for grass, flowers, and a tree painted on the front with the entry hole up in the leafy part. It wasn't cute- I hated it from the moment I painted it, but we had been rushed and had very little to choose from as far as paint colors.

Primered and missing half of the roof:

Finished project! Pretty and pink! (The little pink bird foot prints were left over from my 6th grade attempt to fix the disaster... I added glitter to the roof to keep the shingles from shedding the little black pieces.)

I decided to paint the inside gold (didn't worry too much about it since it's the inside) and install hinges on the roof when I reconstructed it.

A little wreath of flowers for girly charm and I added a screw as a door knob (my mom thought I was crazy when I showed her).

Voila! Now I can use it to hold things... my thoughts were ribbon or fancy scissors... my almost twenty pound cat's idea was himself... obviously he's a little challenged with his spatial reasoning skills.


  1. Cute birdbox and I was wondering if your cat was scoping out if there was lunchable residents in it. Happy Pink Saturday.

  2. Hi Amy! Thanks for my first morning giggles! My nearly 20-lb. cat just recently staked his claim on a new basket I had just bought, so I could relate! The bird house is ADORABLE! As for shop class, I'm sure I would have loved making something like that too, but I imagine all my schedule could fit were the cooking and sewing classes I took as it was. I HAVE thought ever since though, that while boys took automotive, the girls should have been taught that too, as a requirement! I don't know HOW long it was before I learned to add my OWN oil, by MYSELF!! (0; Happy Pink Saturday to you! ~tina

  3. Love your brave attempts at redoing a 6th grade project gone awry- my 6th grade projects were far worse however and would not merit the effort. Precious kitty shot!

  4. I see your kitty has given the birdhouse his blessings.

    Kitty lovers unite!

  5. L♥ve your pink goodies this week. Just when I think I have enough pink in my life I participate in Pink Saturday and see even more sweet things I’d enjoy having in my home or flowers for my gardens or just to look at☺ What could be better than the color pink dancing in your head all morning?

    Thanks so much for sharing. Hoping your weekend is filled with sunshine and the comfort of those you love and who love you.

  6. Nicely done :-). I hope you are having a wonderful day.

  7. Happy Pink Saturday!

    What a fun project!

    ~ Gabriela ~

  8. I love the birdhouse it is so cute! I see that you are in IN. I use to live in Evansville, IN. I miss it. Thank You for sharing your PInk!
    Happy Pink Saturday!

  9. I'm so late for Pink Saturday! I think your birdhouse transformation is cute and so is the picture of your cat investigating it!

  10. Too cute. Still visiting around this week!


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