Wednesday, September 22, 2010

The Birds!

Well it's about time I tell you about my favorite project thus far on the house.

I saw these birds while perusing the web and was struck with inspiration. Either that, or I saw the idea on someone else's blog and decided to copy it.

I'll never tell.

So I got 2 sets of those bad boys with plans for them to go on the staircase wall. I really didn't want to do a wall of pictures like most people do up staircases. I'm sure once we have some chitlin's running about that will change. I had to paint them though. As they were in black they totally reminded me of The Alfred Hitchcock movie which would have made me afraid to walk up my stairs.


I took those bad boys out back and primed them up with some spray paint, back and front.

Then I picked out a lovely blue spray paint for the top coat (Mountain Blue). BTW- I highly UN recommend the Krylon spray paint. It doesn't spray from any direction. That is officially on my must have list from now on.

Once the primer was dry on both sides (as much as my patience could handle), I painted them.

While they were drying, I took some sticky dots and tried to get a rough layout of where I wanted them on the wall. I tried to take a picture of this, but those tiny dots just didn't show up. It ended up being a picture of a blank wall.

So, once I had the layout I wanted, I just substituted the dot for the little nail that the birds are held up by. Then when they were ready, I just popped the birds onto the nails.

It was SO SO easy and I think it looks like a million bucks now.

These 2 pictures refused to go next to each other.
Aww, look at Allie hanging out on the stairs. So Cute.
So, there is is. I love it!


  1. I love the birds! Great job.

  2. LOVE LOVE LOVE it... makes me wish I had stairs to decorate.