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The weather was fantastic here at the beginning of the week. The Hubs decided to do a little yard clean up. While soaking up some beautiful rays The Hubs found this sad little birdhouse. It had definitely seen better days! Now, I could have looked at this sad, dirty and moldy thing and tossed it in the trash. Instead, I decided to do a birdhouse remodel!

peroxide

The first order of business was to remove the mold.

First thought? Bleach. However, Bleach is a harsh chemical and the wood on the birdhouse was already in sad shape.

Hydrogen peroxide is suppose to be a good cleaning solution, so I decided to give it a whorl!

cleaning birdhouse

Not gonna lie, it was a dirty, gross mess!

But, guess what?

It worked!

birdhouse

Some of the paint did come off, however I think that was more due to it being old and weathered.

Time for some paint!

birdhouse

The birdhouse started out as a warm sage, which was nice, but I thought a new color would be nice.

I still wanted the worn, chippy look so a coat of turquoise dry brushed over the sage was the perfect solution!

A coat of white dry brushed over the old white gave it a nice clean look.

birdhouse remodel

No it was time for some birdhouse jewelry!

If you noticed in the very first photo, there used to be a pretty white embellishment around the round hole.

It was broken and in such bad shape it went into the trash.

A few pieces from my odds and ends drawer were added for some character.

birdhouse remodel

Y’all know I couldn’t resist adding a crown!

Once the birdhouse remodel was finished, I gave it a couple of coats of clear coat.

Hopefully, it will last many more years!

Birdhouse remodel

Please don’t judge my front porch!

I know it’s got leaves and dirt everywhere.

But it’s 38 degrees with a wind chill of 28!

I sweep the dirt off and the wind blows it right back in.

A girl can dream of spring, right?

Until next time….

Tammy from Patina and Paint
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