May 20, 2009

Springtime Updates

I set out this morning to update a few things around the house for spring. The hutch was my main focus today. Added and removing and shifting things around took most of the morning but I like the end result very much.
Here are a couple of the items I updated. This is what I started with, a cheese dome from the thrift store.
I added the dome to a glass pedestal I picked up at Walmart from their Christmas section, added a berry wreath, a nest and a bird. I love the way it turned out. Sorry for the bad picture, it really looks much better in real life. Next I wanted to update one of my favorite birdhouses. Here is the before.
Here she is after a new roof in a lovely blue color.
It's a little hard to see in the first picture, but I roughed up the new roof color to make the old red color show through and absolutely love the results. Here is a close up - Love. It.
With the updates in place my hutch is now looking ready for spring and early summer. My hope it that this arrangement will work until July when I plan to update it again.
Are you wondering why the counter space is so bare? I watch a nephew that like to swipe things. So each item is place perfectly in the middle just barely out of harms way.


  1. Everything looks great, Robin! Great job!

  2. Just found your blog today - it's great! I love your springy/summery hutch! Wonderful!


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