Thursday, March 25, 2010

Just In Time For Easter

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I just couldn’t keep my hands off of the bird cage that I worked on earlier this week. I found it at Goodwill and painted it with a couple of coats of Rust-o-leum Heirloom White. (And to be honest with you….I think it needs one more coat . Some of my photos are telling me that I have a few thin spots.) I had originally placed a small pot of ivy in the bird cage which looked great. But then I had the bright idea that a nest with some “robin’s egg blue” speckled eggs would make a cute Easter decoration.

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I picked up a bag of Spanish Moss and a couple of wood eggs at the craft supply store along with a bottle of paint. I used Ceramcoat acrylic paint and the color I used is called “Paradise”. After a couple of coats of the blue paint, I then took some brown craft paint and smeared it on a toothbrush and “flicked” it so that my eggs had brown speckles.

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I took the Spanish Moss and shaped it into the shape of a bird’s nest and put it in the bird cage. I placed my speckled eggs in the nest.

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And I took it outside to the front porch to take a picture because the light is better out there.

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Not sure where it’s going to land. Here I have it on the small table I have in our foyer. It also might end up back in the sun room. Wherever it ends up, I think it makes a great Spring and Easter decoration. And I love the color of those eggs!

Stop by the Shabby Nest to see lots of other thrifty projects for Frugal Friday!

17 comments:

Karen@StrictlySimpleStyle said...

I looked for wood eggs at Michaels the other day, but they only had tiny ones. That looks so cute Lisa. You always find the best things.

The DIY Show Off said...

Perfect! I haven't decorated for spring yet but you're inspiring me to! :)

Roeshel

Jane said...

This looks great! I love the color you painted the eggs.
Jane

The White Farmhouse said...

I have been looking for wooden eggs for a project. Maybe I just have to look harder. Love what you did with them. I think it looks great next to the jar of eggs.

Holly said...

That looks fantastic...springy and eatery but not too Eastery (make sense?). That bird cage is a score...beautiful job with the eggs.

Lelan @ Good Gravy! said...

I love that they're speckled. Adorable.

Denise said...

I love what you did with the bird cage, what a great find. I was just in Goodwill this week and got some goodies that I will post about some time next week I think. Love how you did the eggs too:-)

sissie said...

Who could resist such a sweet birdcage and painting it makes it even sweeter.
Love the idea on how to speckle the eggs.

hugs
Sissie

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Love it, Lisa! Your eggs came out great! I'd even leave this as is through the Summer.

Karen said...

So cute, Lisa!

Melanie said...

The blue egg inside is cute. You are really in the swing of spring! Us, we are getting 1/2 in of snow tonight:(

I AM OVER THIS NORTHERN WEATHER!

MindyMindy said...

Oh I love this!!!

shari @ little blue deer said...

Oh so cute! And you could put lots of other things in it, too. Great find, I'm jealous!

The Fajdich Times said...

You have inspired me!! That looks so cute:)

Sugar Bananas said...

This is so cute. It looks like a little mamma bird snuck in and layed her eggs inside for safe-keeping. Nothing says, "Spring!" like blue speckled eggs :)

Leigh of Bloggeritaville said...

I love it, Lisa!

Pat said...

Great! You're very creative to use the toothbrush & flick the brown paint on the eggs.