Y’all know how bad I am with live plants. I try to spare the lives of unsuspecting plants by mostly using silk plants in my décor. One problem with that, though, is the whole dust magnet aspect. It’s very tempting to just pitch them and get something fresh. Apparently, many other people feel the same way, because I often find perfectly good décor at thrift stores- well, good except for the dusty plants attached. And that’s how this little rustic birdhouse update came about.
It started out like this, sneeze-inducing accessories included.
I took the birdhouse outside, pulled off the dust-coated moss, wiped down the birdhouse, then slapped white paint haphazardly over the base and house.
I pulled the ivy and grapevine loose, and painted the roof blue:
What’s a birdhouse without a bird? I added excelsior and a little bluebird to the base.
Couldn’t put it off any longer- time to wipe down that ivy. Every single leaf. Yep, I waited until the very last minute to do the dreaded dusting. Why is it called dusting? Shouldn’t it be called de-dusting?
I just noticed that the before pic shows the side overhang on the opposite side. This birdhouse had openings on all four sides. I just chose the best looking side as the front.
Are you able to look past the dust to see potential? Wait until you see the bird cage I found- more dust, but oh, so pretty cage. And it’s huge- stay tuned!