If you’ve been around the blog for… oh, let’s say the last two years (Hi Mom!), you may remember this sweet birdhouse/garden ornament thingy that my sister made for me, and that I absolutely love.
Well a couple weeks ago, I made a plea for ideas with what to do with this awesome vintage fan globe that we removed from our living room and got some fantastic ideas!
Ultimately, I decided I wanted it to be outside… and it absolutely needed color. My first instinct was to spraypaint it. But a reader suggested I paint the INSIDE! So genius.
Using some leftover paint from our glossy swirls on the kitchen wall, I just poured in a half cup or so, and rolled the paint around in there until the whole thing was covered, and then dumped out the excess!
After letting that dry for a couple days, Nick fanagled me a wire contraption to allow my globe to hang as a flower pot on the decorative birdhouse rungs! I was feeding the babes while this process was going on… forgive me for not photographing this step. Next I set out my supplies… (the most important one being the baby monitor, heh heh).
These are some Mums that we snagged at the store yesterday… I love them because they’re bright and cheerful. And they look like wildflowers.
Using the potting soil from one of the paint cans that were previously hung on the birdhouse, I started filling my globe.
Then I tucked two of my little flower bunches in, and filled the crevices with more soil.
I dusted off my hands, hung it up next to the other rustic-looking paint can’o’flowers, and stood back to admire at my pretty little creation!
Reuben admired it for a moment as well.
One more small step towards cheering up our exterior! My momma is coming out SOON to help me tackle the weedy mess that surrounds my new-ish cute birdhouse! Can’t wait!