November 6, 2008

Just convert it!

DH is always saying I can't leave things alone... and he's right. I'm forever changing the purpose of things and the way they look.

Take these cute birds. They are metal, and are meant to sit happily in your flower bed or garden. Well I'm no gardener so these guys get to live IN the house!

They cost $4.99 each at a store I love called Down to Earth.

I got the hack saw out and I chopped off the bottoms that connected to the sticks, and then I put them above my closet in my "doing room". The vinyl "Welcome" has been there for ages. The one on the left is just sitting on the edge, and the one on the right is upright with a small nail in the wall in the area of his eye so it doesn't look out of place.
As a side note... I'll share another little tip.
People comment on the borders I have in some of my rooms with colored walls. I used painters tape to bring in the edges, and then when the paint was dry, I used a black prisma pencil to draw a thin line onto the edge of the paint to create definition. It ends up making the colored wall look far more intentional than just painting corner to corner. In fact, where two walls meet and there are two lines (one on each wall) it looks great! Especially with the defined black line.

I have a lot of black and tan going on in here. My little black birds fit in great! I also put up a big ol' metal frame mirror by Die Cuts With a View Home, and It looks great in here too!

BTW, Today and tomorrow are their warehouse sale in Provo! That's one not to miss!
Here's the address:
751 S. 170 E.
(Turn E on 900 S. from University Ave. You will see 170 E. on your left.)
Since today's is over, tomorrow's is from 10am to 4pm

Gosh, talk about tangents! From one thing to another is so easy sometimes!

My friend Stacy Armstrong bought a couple of these birds too! Have you done anything with yours Miss Stacy?
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10 comments:

Mer said...

Those birds are fabulous! I would never have thought to put them up on my wall...what a great idea!

Shellieh said...

ohhhh, love this!
Hey, i want some more metal plaques== are you going to the sale? I just may need to call you. :D

harpgirl said...

That looks great Nat!

I may just need to drive down south this afternoon...

Fink said...

Great idea!

Stampin' Meg said...

ohhhhh I remember these little guys- they look great up there, Nat!

some kind of wonderful said...

this is such an adorable idea! you are just so creative and crafty girl! i need you to move in with me for about a week! lol!

Mer said...

Hey girl...I have a little award for you on my blog. :)

joybear said...

Oh very cool!

karen said...

love your little birdies!

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