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Goodwill Home Décor Expert - Merri Cvetan

Merri Cvetan

My weekly column for Amazing Goodwill and my design blog, Design Coach, are about all things design, living a stylish life and entertaining (like setting a great table). I share DIY projects, decorating and design tips, as well as ideas and secrets.

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The Early Bird ~ DIY Birdhouse Décor

Posted by Merri Cvetan on Jul 25, 2017 3:18:58 PM
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The Early Bird ~ DIY Birdhouse DécorOne of the best parts of summer is sitting on the back porch and listening to the birds chirp while enjoying a cup of coffee. It doesn’t happen very often, but I cherish those quiet early mornings before the hustle of the day begins. As a tribute to my feathered friends, I decided to decorate the porch with pretty birdhouses.

The Early Bird ~ DIY Birdhouse Décor

The Early Bird ~ DIY Birdhouse Décor

This project requires only four things:

  • Wood candlesticks (You’ll find a selection at Goodwill for as little as 99₵.)
  • Decorative birdhouses (I even found these at Goodwill. It really is an amazing place!)
  • Spray paint
  • Hot glue gun

The Early Bird ~ DIY Birdhouse Décor 

The finish on one of the birdhouse I found was a distressed white. That just means some of the paint was sanded off to make it look old. I liked it enough to paint the other one the same way.

I had purple spray paint already in my stash, so that made the decision on what color to paint the candlesticks easy.

The Early Bird ~ DIY Birdhouse Décor

After the paint dried (which takes forever when it’s humid out!), attach the little houses to the holders with hot glue.

That’s it! Choose colors that go with your porch or home décor. No one says you have to limit yourself to two—make dozens! They never need cleaning.

Topics: Merri Cvetan, DIY projects, birdhouse projects, summer DIY project