bird art for the screened in porch



I'm so very close to having my screened in porch finished.
I finished spray painting the fan, the vintage rocking chair, the wrought iron garden chairs, and the foot stool.
I also found a really good deal on Ebay for a slip cover for the sofa (it even came with matching pillows!).

The area over the sofa was calling for some art work. Last year at Goodwill I bought a large (and very heavy) decorator style piece of art. I paid $5 and the original stick on the back says it was $30 at Marshall's and even that was a discount price. 

The picture on it was pretty, but not really what I wanted. 
I had these vintage 1960's gold plastic bird wall hangings that are so easy to find at thrift stores and flea markets. My sister bought them for me earlier this year. They also had a large matching flower piece, but I didn't really care for it, and so I went ahead and donated it.

I spray painted the birds a black satin color, and then I took an old beat up book on bird watching and identification, and I decoupaged the book pages onto the art board using Modge Podge.
Then I had Caleb attach the birds to the board and then the whole piece to the rock wall.

I'm very pleased with how it came out.

Before & After





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Comments

  1. This is brilliant! I love how you used an old bird watching book

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  2. Very nice. And the book pages of the same subject is brilliant. How did he attach the birds to the canvas?

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  3. Wow so cool!! What a great Idea to use a bird watching book as the background...my Grandmother has those birds!! Thanks for the inspiration I may have to give her birds a facelift!! You should totally enter this in the Krylon project vault I won a gift card for one of my projects last week...this is a winner for SURE :)

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  4. Thanks for telling me about the site!

    Tess...I believe he had to use his drill and screw screws into the board. The picture board thing was made out of a strange hard type material (not sure what?) and so he measured where I wanted the birds and then hung them that way. Thankfully, the back of the picture board already had a built in hanger.

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