Thursday, March 27, 2008

Karla & Beth's "Bling Your Birdhouse" Party

Woohoo! It's party time!
I've been anxiously awaiting for Karla and Beth's "Bling Your Birdhouse" party to begin. It's so fun to join in their parties! It's especially great to see what everyone has created. Please be sure to stop by and thank both Beth and Karla for hosting.
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Ok, so... here's the birdhouse I decorated. I used scrapbook paper that I thought would look pretty in my kitchen. Before I decided how I was going to go about blinging, I set the birdhouse on the cast iron fleur-de-lis candlestick that's been on my kitchen window sill since forever. It really made a cute pedestal for the birdhouse so I permanently attached it with epoxy.
I don't have much (hardly any) vintage wallpaper to use for projects so that's why I used scrapbook paper. (Also if I really messed up, I wouldn't have to freak out because I wasted unique vintage paper.) This particular paper has a linen look to it, which I love.
I glittered the fascia boards and steeple, added a few roses with rhinestone centers and red berries too.
For my first try, it didn't turn out so bad...
I like how it looks on my window sill above the sink. I'm gonna keep it.Thanks so much for stopping by today! I'm looking forward to visiting all you other birdhouse blingers. Enjoy the party!

47 comments:

María Elena said...

I loved your birdhouse, the paper used is pretty.I invite you to see mine.

PAINT MINE PINK said...

Oh now that is JUST BEAUTIFUL. You really did an amazing job. I love it, and thats coming from a very PINK girl who usually doesnt step outside of the pink square much..BUT that birdhouse is really just so GORGEOUS. Im going back to have another look.
Oh i really love it!


Pop on by and see my ummm PINK creation..LOL

Shann :)

Alison Gibbs said...

Oh how lovely your birdhouse looks.
Alison

Linda and Laura Lilly Cottage said...

Oh I love love love your birdhouse, especially the Fleur De Lys on the bottom, that has to be one of my favourite things. You should be proud, I would be keeping it too, but if you ever get tired of it, let me know!! We have flat birdhouses at Lilly Cottage, come and visit us at http://lillycottage.typepad.com Thanks for sharing, it has been a fun visit! KN Linda Lilly Cottage.

Lori said...

Karoline, your bird house is a beauty!!! you used one of my very favorite papers, and the little bunch of flowers is the perfect accent!!! i don't blame you for keeping, i am keeping mine too, please pop over and take a look:)

Tamy said...

Karoline
Your house is GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!
I love the RED....
Keep it - you could sell hundreds of these!!
tamy/simplymein.typepad.com

Jen r. said...

Wow, this looks great! Very pretty, much nicer than mine!
Jen R

Siobhan said...

Love your birdhouse!
Siobhan

bluemuf said...

Your birdhouse is stunning. I love it.

Karen

Anonymous said...

Love our birdhouse and the red is amazing.

jennalee said...

Amazing Birdhouse! mine is here:

artrageousafternoon.blogspot.com

Beth Leintz said...

I love the whole vignette- the birdhouse is a perfect fit for your kitchen. Putting the birdhouse on a pedestal really elevates it to art!

ceekay said...

Your birdhouse is great! It looks wonderful in the window and the idea of the glitter is fun too! Congrats on the accomplishment!

Sophee-a Laroo Bijoux and Sheri too said...

love the colors. Very bright and cheery. Mine is just a pic of my favorite and some little birdies too but I do love bird houses! Come over for a visit.

She'sSewPretty said...

That turned out so pretty! I love the roses.

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

Oh my, how beautiful! The paper looks so great with the transferware behind it. What a gorgeous window display, I'll bet no one even notices the view outside beyond it!

Debbie said...

Pretty colors! I love the roof too.

lollysnestegg said...

Your birdhouse is just fantastic!! I absolutely love it!!
~Lolly

cindy said...

This is definelty one of my favs, LOVE the red! Absolutely beautiful!

c

Valerie said...

I love the red, I love the steeple and the whole thing on that wonderful candlestick -it is great - very fresh and spring looking.

Gorgeous you did a great job!

Steve said...

Hi Karoline, happy blinged birdhouse party to you. Thank you for sharing your Elegant Birdhouse with us. You did the right things with the fleur -de -lis candlestick and the epoxy (I'm a fleur -de -lis nut). Joyce

Scrappy Jessi said...

darling~! i love your birdhouse!
gorgeous!!!
oxoxox,
jessi

Artsy Etc. said...

What a pretty birdhouse! I love the paper you used. Just lovely! I had to do a double-take on this one.

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

you captured my heart with your red birdhouse. How sweet it is sitting on your windowsill. Your girls are adorable! ~ Lynn

Marina Capano said...

hi!!!!Blogging is so much fun. Nice to meet you. Fly on over to my blog. all so amazing!!!! so cute I love it!!!

Cami said...

Is that Daisy D's?! It's simply fantastic. And I love that you have a highrise! Very unique. I created a fixer upper from Prima flowers, buttons and one Goodwill house that started life in a horrendous purple color!

love of yellow roses said...

what a pretty birdhouse! i agree with shannon, i love pink and yellow but your red house really catches my eye.

LW said...

Beautiful birdhouse,
I love the candlestick addition, it’s perfect.

Louise

ceekay said...

Karoline, it is Ceekay again...thank you for visiting my blog and thank you for telling me about the store. I didn't know that. Surprisingly, the lady I got it from lived in Phoenix.

Emma's Paper Patch said...

lovely!! it is just beautiful on the candlestick! beautiful paper, too.

KarenHarveyCox said...

This is such a gorgeous birdhouse. You must be so pleased with this treasure. Thank you for stopping by my blog today. Karen

Darcy said...

I love your birdhouse! Thanks for visiting mine over at Pink Persimmon. (I used scrapbook paper on mine too, but your glitter "bling" is much better than mine!).

Thanks for sharing with all of us!

Marilyn said...

Karoline, Your birdhouse is so gorgeous! I LOVE the red and the paper! It looks really pretty in your window.
Thanks you for visiting my blog and for your sweet comment!
Marilyn:-)

Jeanne said...

Karoline, your birdhouse is beautiful! Love the red. I know what you mean about using the vintage wallpaper. I have some, but I tend to use it only for small accents. I use a lot of scrapbook paper too.
xo
jeanne

Kelley said...

What pretty paper and bling-I love it! The pedastel is wonderful. Thanks for stopping by my blog please visit any time.

Rose Garden Romantic said...

Love your blinged birdhouse!! Your home is so pretty! Your girls are adorable and your Easter decorations so pretty!!
Michelle

S @ A Bend in the Road said...

It's really beautiful Karoline. I love your new header too.

Hugs.

Kelley said...

That's one of my most favorite scrapbookpapers ever! Lovely & unique! Kelley

Rachel Whetzel said...

LOVE the red!! Very cute.

Jeanie said...

I really do love this! The red just pops and it's such fun! Very nice use of papers -- just the right touches!

If you haven't been by The Marmelade Gypsy, stop by and enter my drawing for a Birdland home!

Sugar Bear said...

Just beautiful. A wonderful job. I love the use of red.
Karla

A Hint of Home said...

How cute is that. I've painted some bird houses but never papered any. Good idea.

Annabelle said...

Beautiful color and paper.It really makes the house.Very well designed especially for a first!

Carla said...

I really enjoyed dropping in on your blog. Your birdhouse turned out beautifully and I like it on the fleur de lis pedestal. And my oh my what beautiful pictures on flickr. I'm crazy for your vintage sewing notions.

Miss Sandy said...

Your birdhouse has a French elegance to it and it is so feminine, just love it!

Linda said...

Hi Karoline,
I love your birdhouse the colours are wonderful, I have been enjoying decorating birdhouses and I was contemplating doing one in red and white for my family room. Now after seeing how wonderful yours looks in those colours I think I will definately have to make one.
Cheers Linda

Little Pink Studio said...

Your birdhouse is stunning! Probably the best one I have seen! Love the colors!