This week's project, Shutter birdhouse

roboladyApril 16, 2007

I added this as my project of the week this week. I've been working on it for some time, But it finally came together and I finished it last week.

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luvstocraft

I love it! Need more details and more close up pics please. What size were the shutters, what did you use for the roof, where did you find the spindles on front, etc. etc. etc. ;o) Luvs

    Bookmark   April 16, 2007 at 4:05PM
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kudzukween(8 MS)

It's beautiful :) I think you did an excellent job ,You must have a great stash !!

    Bookmark   April 16, 2007 at 4:18PM
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robolady

Thanks, I do have a great stash. The shutters are 20" tall and 8" deep. The roof is a torn up, short garden fence, i purchased at a garage sale. It's one of those portable ones that you just stick in the ground. It had a lot of pickets, many that are now part of my stash. The spindles on the front are from an old crib i picked up at a junk place.

Here's the 411:
I took two shutters I had, and basically used them to determine the scale of the birdhouse I made the shutters into the sides of the house, I used scrap wood as a base and back to the birdhouse and nailed the 4 pieces together. Then I found an old triangle shaped birdhouse in my "junk Pile" and nailed it to the top, above the shutters to make the roof slant shape, It already had the Triangle Shape I needed. I used a picture frame for the front with scrap wood nailed in behind it. Then I attached small scale Garden fencing for the roof. Painted it out and added the brass plate as embelishment, also purchased at a garage sale. The spindles and gingerbread and Finial are from my stash and also purchased at Flea markets or Garage Sales.

So to summarize, Make a box, put a triangle on top and then a roof, embelish and you are done.:)

You can see this project and more at my web site below

Here is a link that might be useful: My stuff

    Bookmark   April 16, 2007 at 5:27PM
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spudmom_gw

Holey Moley!!! I even have two shutters left screwed to the fence, the other one disintegrated this winter! I have spindles too, a project in the making!

Your birdhouse is just beautiful. What classy birds you must have in your neighborhood.

Lynne

    Bookmark   April 16, 2007 at 7:02PM
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textilejo(5b Nova Scotia)

Wow, I love it!! I have spindles but I'm still looking for shutters for one of my window projects now I need to find even more:-)

Thanks for sharing!

    Bookmark   April 16, 2007 at 7:06PM
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cindee11461(z9CA)

That is totally awesome. Our local nursery is having a birdhouse building contest. Yours would place #1 really beautiful!!!!!

    Bookmark   April 16, 2007 at 8:27PM
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cait1

GORGEOUS!!! Pic and instructions saved. Definitely a project on the ever-growing 'to-do' list! You've done a brilliant job!
Cait

    Bookmark   April 16, 2007 at 8:44PM
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shrty411

Love the birdhouse!!!!!!!!

Great website, too!!

Maria

    Bookmark   April 16, 2007 at 9:14PM
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craftylady-2006

Margo, you always come up with the most fantastic stuff. I've got four of those shutters I found and have been wondering what to do with them, now I know - thanks for the info.

Sal

    Bookmark   April 16, 2007 at 9:39PM
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coppertop367

How cute is that!! You are a very talented lady...

    Bookmark   April 17, 2007 at 7:28AM
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Bright199(foothills NC)

Ditto!! Beeautiful. I would love to come see your stash!!!

    Bookmark   April 17, 2007 at 8:37AM
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robolady

Ya'll are so sweet. I was inspired by some that I saw at a flea market. They make this one look like a 2yr old made it. But they were also priced over $100.00, so Mine is fine for me.
Glad to provide inspiration, that is why I do this.

Here is a link that might be useful: My online Journal

    Bookmark   April 17, 2007 at 9:22AM
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adellabedella_usa

Very pretty! I love that it's a bigger size.

    Bookmark   April 17, 2007 at 9:50AM
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cacbeary

Just LOVE your birdhouse. You are very talented!

    Bookmark   April 17, 2007 at 11:23PM
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