Newly Renovated Birdhouses! Vacancy! | Goodwill Project #19


To be honest, I thought this was a bird feeder. I picked it up at Goodwill on Waterloo for $4.


I was ready to go buy some bird food when I happened to see a birdhouse on Pinterest and realized this was a birdhouse too. Not much nature knowledge goin’ on over here! In fact, my 5-year old and I are still stumped as to how birds will actually fit in those tiny holes!

To start, I removed the fish and buoys by prying them off with a butter knife. No wounds involved! I then sanded down the dried glue that was left behind and sanded all the painted portions like the green trim and the cat tail paintings on the roof.


I  primed and spray painted the entire thing using Rustoleum Ultracover 2x White Gloss.

For the fronts of each individual house I cut scrapbook paper to size. In order to cut the birdhouse hole in the paper, I rubbed pencil around the edge of the hole (2), placed my paper on top (3), rubbed on top of the paper where the hole was located (4), and flipped it over to see where I needed to cut the hole (5).


I applied the scrapbook paper to the front of each birdhouse using mod podge, then added 3 coats of mod podge on top of the paper to protect it when it’s outdoors.


Attention birds! We have 4 rooms available. Vacancy! Vacancy! We offer free wi-fi, a continental breakfast each morning (and by that I mean cereal), and covered parking. Come birds, show us how you’ll fit in these tiny holes! 


**This post was sponsored by Goodwill Industries of Akron. The opinions are completely my own based on my experience.

Linking up with {Sweet Haute, Katherine's Corner, Lolly Jane, Elizabeth & Co}

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    1. Thanks! No birds have rented rooms yet :(

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  2. I love this idea! yours looks so darn much better!

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    1. Thanks Kelli! Still waiting for some birds to show some interest in them!

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  3. What a cute transformation --I love the new look! :)

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  4. Great transformation - love how bright and colorful it is. My kiddos and I like watching the birds off our deck and it amazes me that they can fit in those tiny holes too.

    I found you via Sweet Haute. If you're interested in trying out some new link parties, I've got one going on now and would love to have you stop by. And don't worry, if no birdies move in this year, they probably will next spring.

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    1. Shoot I missed it! I'll have to join up next time. WOuld that be Wednesday?

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  5. This is so cute - you are so creative!

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    1. Thanks Lana! Just got done reading your post about meeting ELLEN!! Honestly, I can't wrap my head around it. Just plain crazy awesome!!

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  6. What a lovely transformation bright and cheery. Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop. Watch for your feature on Monday xo

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    1. Thanks so much!! So greatfeul for the feature!!

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    1. Thanks Leia! STOP making me drool with all your recipes!

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  8. Are you kidding me! It was so ugly before and you made this the most Pinterest worthy bird house. How the hell do they fit in there?!

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  9. Oh my goodness. You have an eye for seeing beauty in some of the most horrendous things I have ever seen. I know I wouldn't have even considered these birdhouses before but seeing your transformation, I would have been throwing fists to get my hands on it :)

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  10. The row of birdhouses with different themed texture colors is really attractive. I wonder if the bright colors would help in attracting birds any more than simple color designs. My mom loves birds. It would be fun to find a row of birdhouses that I can buy for her.
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  11. The row of birdhouses with different themed texture colors is really attractive. I wonder if the bright colors would help in attracting birds any more than simple color designs. My mom loves birds. It would be fun to find a row of birdhouses that I can buy for her.
    http://www.jgsurplus.com/dept-30060

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