Monday, August 22, 2011

Summer Things - Entry Way Shelf (Bird Houses)

I have seen the Ballard inspired shelves all over.  This one isn't really a Ballard looking shelf, but, it is my cure for not having a fire place mantel, and, I just had to have one - ha ha.

This is another dollar arrangement.

I got the bird houses at Michael's for my daycare kids.  I only paid $1.00 for them.  They were so cute, I got myself a couple too.

I painted the roof only, and two different shades of green.

The candlesticks, I painted white.

I got the cute little bird in a nest and bowl from the .99 cent only store.

I put the bird houses on the candlesticks, and inverted the bowl to make a resting place for my nest.

I painted an old picture frame white.  I used scrapbook paper to mat a free printable subway art.  I don't remember what blog I got it from (I'm sorry).  I got the little bird from the .99 cent only store too.  This is my most favorite pitcher with my Dollar Store flowers.  Oh, I made the bow for my daughter's hair (it has a hair clip on the back).  I guess I will give it back after summer - ha ha.

Just a couple of weeks ago, Tator Tots and Jello had this subway art for back to school.  I liked it and replaced my summer one.  The bird cage, I rescued from outside and repainted it white.

There you have it.  I think the center urn is too big, but, other than that, I liked it.  I will leave it up just a while longer.  I am getting very excited about the Holidays.  Oh, I have a plan for above my shelf now.  Yeah..

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  1. Very cute bird houses and I love the way you designed your shelf. It's looking good......

  2. I love thrifty decor like this. It looks beautiful and definitely more expensive. I would love it if you would enter this post into my brand new Saturday link party at

  3. I'm your newest follower-stop by for a visit!Cute ideas-can't beat those dollar stores!

  4. Beautiful decor. I love the little bird in the nest. And placing it on its own little pedestal! what a great idea. Why don't i think of things like that? If you get a chance I would love you to link your decor up to More the Merrier Monday. It lasts through Wednesday so you have plenty of time to stop by. See you there.

  5. Cute decor! Thanks for linking up for Friday Favorites. I just added this to my pinterest!


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