I love being able to decorate the house with repurposed items that don’t cost a lot, or require tons of work. Sometimes I do buy rather than DIY, but I love the idea of creating something unique!
On a recent trip to the thrift store, I found these candlesticks. They were an ugly black metal, and not too exciting, but for just a few dollars, I knew I could find a use for them.
The first thing I did was paint them, because well, paint makes everything better!
I painted each a different color (one in French Teal and the other in Silver Gray). These are chalky paints that can be bought at Michael’s. I also went over them lightly with some clear and dark wax to give them a little bit of an aged look.
So, now that they were painted, I had to figure out exactly what I was going to do with them. I knew I didn’t want to just use them for candles.
My spring decor this year seems to be “bird” themed. I honestly didn’t plan it that way, but I think I’ve figured out that I really like birds, bird cages, birdhouses…you get the point 🙂
I also found these cute little wooden birdhouses at the thrift store. All I had to do was paint them. I decided to to go with white to keep it nice and clean looking.
These can also be found at the craft store.
Now, the block on the bottom was my husband’s brilliant idea. I knew that hot glue wasn’t going to work well and I needed a way to adhere the birdhouses to the candlesticks. He cut out this little wooden block that was just the size of the opening in the top of the candlestick.
Perfect! Now, the birdhouse won’t fall off, but it’s not permanent either. I can change it out if I decide to use something else!
I just love how cute and springy they look!
I was also thinking that if you wanted to make your own, but you didn’t want to have to cut the blocks for the bottom of the birdhouse, you could just hot glue the top of a tapered candle to it and stick the candle piece into the candlestick. What do you think??
Please tell me I’m not the only one that’s obsessed with bird decor for Spring? 🙂