Sunday, March 28, 2010

The Birds Are Back!

Spray paint!
Oh, how I've missed you!
The weather has turned a corner, and I've been a spray painting fool!
Here is a super quick project that I got accomplished this week.

I spray painted some chipped (damaged) birds that I got at GW a bright, cheery shade of aqua.
...spray painted a nasty GOLD (ugh) candlestick that I got at GW




What to use as a nest???
You all know I'm a curb picker... a few years ago, I grabbed two hanging baskets off the curb.  I removed the chains, added white twinkle lights and threw them out in my garden. 


I thought these would be perfect, so
I removed the lights, layered one with leftover burlap.
Added Spanish moss.
The birds flew in.
Closed the two baskets with garbage ties.
...yes, garbage ties.



It is sitting next to our back entry.
Love the pop of color!


A quick easy project.
...okay, really I just wanted to show you that I was FINALLY able to spray paint again!
Happy Spring!

Excuse the mess on the porch.  It hasn't been warm enough to power wash yet!
...just wait--- the word from my secret source (the weatherman) indicates we might reach 70 degrees this week.
Oh, happy day!

Thanks to all of you that have joined my Facebook site for my event planning company!
Pink Cricket Events!  As soon as I hit 100 fans, I'm going to have a giveaway over there on the FB site!

Linking up with Donna at Funky Junk Interiors for SNS!
and with Susan at BNOTP for Met Monday!
Also at Cindy at Cottage Instincts for her fabulous Make It For Monday party!
And with Kimba at A Soft Place To Land for DIY Day!
~Amy

45 comments:

  1. Yay! You can spray paint again! Sending you wishes for warm weather.

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  2. Fabulous!! I love that idea of using the old hanging baskets as a big ball - I kept thinking where did she score that metal ball! I've been spray painting too and loving it :)

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  3. so love the chippy nest! Lezlee

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  4. Great idea. Love that color blue! I think I am going to have to buy more spray paint colors. Really is so easy to make something over with just a little spray. Glad to hear weather is warming up for you. Take care and have a great week. :) Tammy

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  5. I love spring! Love your little project too. Very cute! What color is that paint? I gotta get me some of that!

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  6. That is a cute little thing! I love your use of junk. =)

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  8. So so adorable! Love how clever this one is. And I'm lovin' the touch of rust of course. :D SNS sidebar love for you!

    Thanks for linking up!
    FJ Donna

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  9. I love it and love that you are back it action. You have been missed.

    Cha Cha

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  10. Love the idea of the hanging baskets for a ball shape. Cute!

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  11. Just found your lovely blog...I adore your little standing bird nest...so Springtime{ish}. I am off to visit some of your past posts and see what I have been missing.

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  12. Welcome back Amy it has been so long. I love your little birdie nest..can't wait to see all the new things you create- spring is here so get at it girl.
    tammy

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  13. Love the little turquoise birds. So glad it's spray painting season again!

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  14. Amy! I WANT to spray paint too!!! It's still winter here!!!

    I LOVE your birdies! And so clever, you are, with those wire plant hangers! It is lovely on the white pedestal stand!

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  15. Very fun and so springy ! Love that pop of blue !
    Kammy

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  16. I am a huge bird lover. This is just too adorable! The contrast of the teal with the white just makes the whole creation!

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  17. I love this, the little birds are adorable! I can't wait for warm weather to spray paint also! ~Marcy

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  18. Coming over from Cottage Instincts. I love your birdies! There is just some thing about that robin's nest/egg color that makes them pop! I did mine in that color too and I love your's! New follower!

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  19. Using those baskets one on top of one another is GENIOUS!!!! Thanks so much!!

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  20. Sweet, simple and seasonal. Happy Easter everyone and please stop by to see us at Atticmag. -- Jane F.

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  21. That is adorable - love the bright aqua birds. I've been spray painting everything in sight lately too - my dogs are afraid to sit still for long! :)

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  22. What a great idea for the basket, I love it!

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  23. That is adorable!! I have been trying to spray paint but I am terrible at it! I feel so dumb!

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  24. Oh my goodness I love this! How original and cute and springy and spray paint too. Doesn't get much better than that. My hands are itching to start spraypainting, but it's not been warm enough yet to dig in.....*twitching*

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  25. Hey.. Love your nest and love the pop of color.. So pretty. Great project.. I so love birds and that awesome color.. Thanks for coming over to my blog and leaving such sweet comments.. Have a Happy Easter.. :)

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  26. Awesome! What a unique idea, and very charming too. Wishing you the best with your new business venture - I know you'll be successful!

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  27. How very creative!! The whole thing turned out really, really great!!!

    :) T

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  28. so pretty and cheerful! ...makes me so happy that I stopped by! I hope to see you at my place one day this week when you get a moment. until later...

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  29. That is the cutest with the little aqua birds. I just love it!

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  30. No spray paint for months??? You poor, poor woman! I'd just die without traces of blue all over me.

    I'm often here, and I love your idea. You're very creative.

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  31. That's so adorable! I love your take on a nest, Happy Easter

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  32. I love what you've done with what you had! And that blue color - I'm lovin' it just because! I really want to use something like that in my house for spring/summer - just have to find the "right" things though!

    I can totally relate to the hair and pony tail thing - I have daily issues with my hair!

    Good luck on the new business - I'll be "cyber cheering" you on!

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  33. Too creative! LOVE the blue. We are using that blue (along with black and white) in our new booth at the shop. I also just found two birds just like that at a thrift shop. They are white but someone glued blue rhinestone jewels in their eye spots. I wanted to put them under a cloche on moss, but they wouldn't fit, their tails are too tall! Now I need something new to do with them, and you just gave me some ideas1 ;)

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  34. Hey Amy! Where are you? Tax season is over. The birds are back. But where are you? Hope all is well! Best wishes, Tammy

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  35. This is such a creative way to use a hanging basket! I will have my eye out for one for sure!

    Chelsea

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  36. You are way to creative! Don't you just LOVE GW...I swear I thinks it's every bloggers secret from non bloggers lol...I mean who else really appreciates GW finds more than your blogger friends!

    Thanks for sharing.
    -Ashley-

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  37. Hey Amy. Just noticed you haven't posted in a while. Hope everything is OK. Miss your updates.
    Beth.

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  38. Thanks for sharing! My little girl is really into birds and I've been looking for inspiration for her room!

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