Birdhouses Painted with Chalk Paint
Today I'm sharing a few birdhouses that I painted for some Spring decor for my booth. I slightly varied the painting technique on each of the projects. I'll keep this post short and sweet, so I won't go into too many details of the process but rather let the photo collages tell the story.
|Pink and white birdhouse|
|A light touch of dark wax was applied|
to lend itself to a slightly weathered shabby chic look.
|Before and after shabby chic birdhouse|
Rustic Blue Birdhouse
This birdhouse started as a plain unfinished wood. I stained the wood Java Gel and then applied Louis Blue to the base and Cream to the top. I sanded back the paint for a rustic weathered finished and then sealed with a glaze.
|Rustic birdhouse painted in Louis Blue and Cream.|
|A dark glaze was applied to give the |
birdhouse a weathered farmhouse look.
|Before and After|
|Birdhouse painted in|
Country Grey, Scandinavian Pink, and Chateau Grey
|Dark wax and speckles of brown acrylic paint give added depth to the project.|
|Before and After|
Below are the supplies I used for these projects. When working on small projects I always try to use supplies that I already have on hand, so look around your house first and be creative! Some (not all) links are affiliate links which means I earn a (very) small commission if you make a purchase. It doesn't cost you extra, but it helps support the time and effort of maintaining the blog. Thank you for your support and understanding!
- Birdhouse (I found mine at thrift stores, but I've had a few people ask about where to purchase, so I'm including a link to an assortment that can be purchased in bulk. The last I checked there were also some at Walmart.)
- Chalk Paint by Annie Sloan (various colors as well as clear and dark wax). Click on the link to find where you can by her products from local stockists. Some stockists also ship via online orders! If you live near a stockist I encourage you to visit in-person to get advice and inspiration.
- Java Gel Stain
- Decorative Glaze
- Brown acrylic paint
- 220-grit sand paper