Sunday, January 26, 2014

ButterBeeScraps Bronze and Ivory Shabby Filigree Birdhouse

Hello blogging friends!  Sorry I have been MIA!  I know several of you are friends with me on my personal Facebook page and already know about this but for those of you who aren't we had a fire in our garage last week.  Our neighbor took the dogs out before he was going to go to bed (about 11:30) last Thursday night and that's when he noticed smoke coming from our garage.  He called 911 and then came over to let us know.  Not exactly the knock on the door you want--to find out there is a fire!!  He also moved our car as it was right in front of the garage.  I woke my husband and youngest son up (oldest was at a friends) and we got out of the house.  It was pretty scary since we had a couple of gas cans and a gas grill (with a propane tank) in the garage!  But we were very lucky--they were able to put the fire out and it didn't spread to the house.  A lot of stuff in the garage is a loss but it's just stuff--nobody was hurt, we are all safe, our house is safe and the stuff can be replaced.  The garage is real pretty and colorful right now with blue and green tarps LOL!  But it is what it is--we won't be able to do anything with it until early Spring when the weather warms up.  But we are very thankful for our neighbors!!  

Today, I have a project to share with you using products from ButterBeeScraps.  But before I get to my project I wanted to let you know Monique has added some NEW items to the store!!  She has also taken some items and put together a few grab bags--these are limited--but Fantastic Deals!!  

Check out the video with all of the New Goodies!  You can also visit ButterBeeScraps if you would like to do a little bit of shopping and get in on some of the great deals!

Ok, now for my project!

I altered a little birdhouse.  Using several of the filigree pieces from ButterBeeScraps I created this Bronze and Ivory Shabby Filigree Birdhouse.  

Here is a picture of all the filigree pieces, bead caps, box feet and crystals I used.  All of the items are listed and linked below in the supply list.  You can click on the picture to enlarge it and see the names of the items better.

To start I painted the birdhouse with Vintage White acrylic paint.  Then I used hot glue to add the feet and all of the filigree pieces. Next I went over the feet and filigree pieces with more paint and then I buffed off some of the paint for the metal to show through.  I also painted and buffed the bead caps.  I added the topaz crystals to the filigree pieces and then I made little bead dangles with clear crystal beads.  I also made a larger bead dangle for the top of the birdhouse.

Here is a close up of the box feet.  Aren't they so cute--I love how tiny they are!  I also added a flower and crystal cluster at the bottom.

Here is a view from the other side.  

Here is a close up of the bead dangles.  I love these bead caps--I think they are my favorite! 

I also added a couple of flower clusters at the top of the birdhouse.

I love how this turned out--so vintage and shabby looking!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I hope you are having a wonderful weekend and staying warm.  We are in the middle of a blizzard here in MN and over night the temps are going to drop down -40 to -50 below!!  Yep, you read that right--LOL!!  Brrrr!!!!!  

Happy Creating, Hugs & Smiles!

ButterBeeScraps:  Bronze Filigree Embellishment (Item #361-B), Bronze Filigree Embellishment (Item #809)Antique Bronze Box Feet (Item #HD092-B)Bronze Filigree Bead Caps (Item #CAP052-B)SS20 Light Colorado Topaz Flat Back Glass RhinestonesSS16 Light Colorado Topaz Flat Back Glass Rhinestones
Other Supplies
Lace:  Lavish Laces
Flowers:  WOC Flowers
Accessories:  Clear Crystal Beads, Headpins, Jump Rings, Chain, Hot Glue, Glossy Accents, Vintage White Acrylic Paint, Paint Brush, Round Nose Pliers, Loop Tool, Metal Punch Tool

1 comment:

  1. Good morning Heidi,
    I am a new subscriber to your blog after finding you through the recent spellbinders blog hop, and i like how you make normal ordinary into fantastic. Your birdhouse is so beautiful that any bird should be honoured to have such a fine palace.
    I am so sorry to hear off your fire ,but so very grateful that no one either 2 legged or 4 got hurt. Things as you say can be replaced and yes it will take time and patience, but people and our 4 legged variety of babies can't.
    Chin up and keep thinking positive and hopefully your garage willo be better than before and sorry but thank God for your neighbours, they are worth their weight in gold.
    Thinking of you
    Norah x


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