We have a table in the hallway that greets our visitors as soon as they come into the house. Originally, it was a gathering spot for keys and papers, but with the sunshine and springtime streaming in through the front door, I thought that it would be nice to decorate it a bit. Follow along as I give you a few spring decorating ideas to spruce up your space!
Supplies needed to make your own weathered bird houses:
- Unpainted Wooden Bird Houses.
- Americana Chalky Paint (I used Yesteryear, Whisper, Vintage and Everlasting White).
- Paint Brushes.
I started by painting the bodies of the birdhouses in Vintage and Whisper. The roofs were painted in Yesteryear grey.
Once the paint had dried, I used the dry-brush technique (the same one I used in this post) with Everlasting white. It created a weathered effect but was still fairly subtle.
- Unpainted Wooden Eggs.
- Americana Chalk Paint in Vintage Grey-Green.
- Acrylic Paint in Cinnamon Brown.
- Paint Brush with Bristles.
- Bird’s Nest.
- Spanish Moss.
Both girls had a great time painting their eggs.
Then, we flicked our finger through the bristles in order to “splatter” brown paint onto the egg.
Once the girls realized that they were being encouraged to make a mess, the egg-painting was a hoot!
The bunny is supposed to be outside in the garden, but he hasn’t quite made it outside yet. I don’t know if he ever will!
How do you decorate for Spring? I’d love even more spring decorating ideas!
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Tara is the creator, writer, and flurry of chaos behind her blog, Suburble. Her blog focuses on making a home (emphasis on “making!”), but not forgetting to have a laugh in the process. Her partners-in-crime, her two little girls, are often beside her when it’s time to get creative. A mug of tea, good friends, and a project (or three) are all this girl needs. Join the gang at Suburble and see what we’re up to!