Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Fruit Bowl and Bird Houses

I found a really great blog the other day that I blame for my new hobby of scouting thrift stores for something really ugly that I can turn into something cute. It is called Drab to Fab. If you haven't checked them out already, do. And if you aren't already a thrift store goer, they will make one out of you!

I got the idea for this fruit bowl from them. I found a wooden candlestick and a wood bowl at Goodwill, I think on Drab to Fab they used a wooden salt shaker, but this worked too.

Then I spray painted them Colonial Red from Rustoleum, 2-3 light coats, and then add one layer of clear sealant. Then I used Gorilla Glue to hook them together. And here is my cute fruit bowl. 2 bucks plus spray paint.

I saw this bird house idea on another blog. Check her out at Red Heads Craft More Fun. HERE is the link to her birdhouse. I love birds and bird houses and needed more in my house. And I LOVE this idea. Here is what you need.

Birdhouse- $1 from Michael's
Candlestick-$2.99-3.99 at Michael's
Square plaque-$0.50 at Hobby Lobby

I actually made 2 they turned out so cute! I spray painted one in Colonial Red and the other in Heirloom White, both from Rustoleum. Again, it took 2-3 lights coats. Then I just used E6000 to hook all the pieces together. And here they are! SO CUTE!

I am planning on sanding and staining them both, but I couldn't find my stain when I was doing them, so that hasn't been done yet. But they are still so stinkin' cute!

I love all the fun ideas I find in blog just to find time to do them all!

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  1. Those are very cute, can't wait to find some wooden candlesticks! Awesome!

  2. LOVE those birdhouses! Now I must head back to the craft store! LOL

  3. Seriously cute makeovers!! I will have to remember these. These would be great for my party on should link up!

  4. super cute ideas! I love the candlestick and the bowl! Thanks for the ispiration!!

  5. Wow, great projects! Just became a follower...come say hi.

  6. I'm visiting from The Girl Creative. I love the fruit bowl especially the color. Stop by for a visit if you'd like.

  7. Well you got me...Love bird houses!!! And i am looking into adoption. So i am following you, do you want to follow me and be friends?
    Gros bisous

  8. Ooohh!! LOVE the colors! I also did a few more with colors, but haven't posted them yet. GREAT job! :o)


  9. absolutely loving your finds! The red is so chic'! Totally fabulous makeovers!

    Bon @ Drab to FAb

  10. Those are so great...lovin' that red.

  11. *gasp* love, love, LOVE your creations. Made a cake stand from a candlestick and plate the other day - and it never occurred to me that I could have put a bowl on the stick. I love the red colour. So stylish!

  12. Love it, I never thought about putting a bowl on a candle stick! Great job!

  13. I love the birhouses! so glad that I stumbled in! I am visiting by way of New Friend Friday at TGC. Please accept my invitation to drop in at my place one day this week! until later...


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