A while back I saw that Joann Fabrics had Mid-Century Modern birdhouses in their stores. I had no idea where I was going to put one, but I knew I had to have one. On a random Saturday, I was in Joann’s with my mom and decided to look and see if they had any left. There was ONE left AND it was on sale! So for $6 I picked up my birdhouse and headed home. The style was fun, but the colors were blah. I knew I could transform it with the help of some paint and make it something I’d really enjoy.
Fast forward about 6 weeks when I FINALLY decided it was time to get to work on the birdhouse. I’d been having a particularly crappy day and decided that some crafty time was exactly what I needed. I had some paint samples from Lowe’s handy, so that is where I started. I changed the base color from boring beige to a captivating coral. It looked so much better, but it still wasn’t right. I took to Pinterest and did a little searching. There were more Mid-Century Modern birdhouses on there than I thought there would be!
Filled with ideas I headed back to my birdhouse and started adding more colors. As I painted I realized that there was one paint color I didn’t have, but totally needed. So after a quick trip to Michael’s, and $1.56 spent, I had everything I needed to make my birdhouse into a Mid-Century Modern dream home.
I know it isn’t really Mid-Century Modern colors, but they are colors I love and had on hand. They are also colors that coordinate with the front door of my home. It was so nice to be able to use up some supplies that I already had. Doing DIY projects on the cheap always makes me happy.
I was so excited about how my birdhouse turned out! When I first started painting it I wasn’t sure that it was going to turn out as cute as the image I had in my head, but in the end it was perfect. For less than $10, and using almost entirely supplies I already had on hand, I had a totally custom Mid-Century Modern birdhouse for my yard. Now I just need to figure out where to put it!