Vintage Children's Book Birdhouse

August 7th, 2011 in member junk     
gadgetsponge Brian Carlisle, contributor
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Reading is for the Birds!
Reading is for the Birds!

Reading is for the Birds!

Welcome to my birdhouse experiment.  I have a lot of extra vintage children's book and I was wondering what to do with them.  Well, I might have found a fun solution.

I gave the book about 5 coats of polyurethane.  It should hold up for a while outdoors. I cut up pressed tin pieces from a vintage metal dollhouse.  I used a piece of metal awning for the roof and used some of the hammed copper spray paint.  It turned out really well.  The skeleton is cedar board painted and hand sanded.

Pattern or design used: My own design - Brian GadgetSponge
posted in: member junk, vintage, metal, wood, garden, chic, blue, book, birds, toys, copper, dollhouse, birdhouse, childrens, bird, nest, house, garden art

Comments (5)

suziart writes: So clever!!! Posted: 3:03 pm on June 6th
LloydsLandingofSears writes: Looks like a wonderful, inviting bluebird house to me! My grandkids would love seeing somehing like this in our yard. Thanks for sharing all of your ideas and talents. I love them all! ~Mary~ Posted: 9:36 am on June 6th
vanj2558 writes: lookin good Posted: 3:43 am on August 12th
gadgetsponge writes: Thanks a bunch! I think the "experiment" worked out pretty good. I wonder how the birds will like it! Posted: 12:00 pm on August 9th
MakinItHappen writes: Wow, that is so cool! Posted: 7:56 am on August 9th
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