Barnwood Duplex Birdhouse + Some Wren Houses

jeannespinesAugust 20, 2010

Finished up some birdhouses today ... made again with mostly old barnwood + recycled wood. This one is a heavy duty "duplex" barnwood...divided in the center for 2 nesting spots. DH & I built this one's a big one & sitting on Hoosier cabinet for the pic. We created our own version from a pic I had torn out of a magazine:

The shutters are made from recycled oak TP holders that I got in a box of junk from a GS. I'm going to add some dried moss to the top faux hole yet.

Since the weather improved for a few days, we worked in the shop some & DH made 5 wren houses ...recycled barnwood & other woods, too...then I paint & decorate. Here's one I tried some "milk paint" on & then sprayed with Rusteoleum clear enamel...will see how it holds up:

And this one I stained the recycled wood ... also added a couple pcs from picture frame ... & then this "gold heart" (necklace) that I got at a GS for 25 cts...I like how it turned out. The wrens love these size birdhouses ...& they usually clean them out themselves each yr.

Thanks for looking! Jeanne S.

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I love them!! such great ideas!! YOur birdies must love you!

    Bookmark   August 20, 2010 at 4:49PM
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Love the bird houses! And I really LOVE that green vase in the 2nd. pic!!

    Bookmark   August 20, 2010 at 6:01PM
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Very nice! I like making birdhouses out of old wood too.

    Bookmark   August 20, 2010 at 8:23PM
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concretenprimroses(4B NH)

They're terrific!
Your creations are always sooo charming!

    Bookmark   August 20, 2010 at 8:42PM
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Marlene Kindred

So pretty! Love them all, but I think the wren house with the heart is my favorite! And, I have that same green vase....TFS!

    Bookmark   August 20, 2010 at 9:41PM
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Those are all very pretty Love them!!!!!

    Bookmark   August 21, 2010 at 12:12AM
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Love the birdhouses & your Hoosier, looks very similar to my aunt's! Also the bunny planters & vases! TFS Jan

    Bookmark   August 21, 2010 at 1:44AM
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Who would have thought pieces from TP holders would look so great on a birdhouse? lol! I love all three of them. Great idea using the picture frame for trim! You see frames so cheap at thrift stores and rummage sales and they are usually missing the glass and backs. This is a great way to repurpose them. TFS your wonderful ideas!

    Bookmark   August 21, 2010 at 2:50AM
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Wonderful birdhouses!
It has been WAYYYYY too hot for me to be in the
work shop this summer....Over 104 a there lot
of days.

    Bookmark   August 21, 2010 at 9:02AM
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Very, very cute!!! Love wooden birdhouses :)

    Bookmark   August 22, 2010 at 1:16PM
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Jeanne, I've said it before...but I want to be a bird at your place! You two are soooooo creative with your birdhouses and everythibng else! TFS! Bear Hugs! Kirk

    Bookmark   August 24, 2010 at 7:35PM
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