Thursday, December 08, 2011

Golden Birds

Once I changed out our Christmas tree skirt, everything else on the tree looked jacked up.  Little by little I'm trying to change a few things...
These birds just got upgraded.

They used to look like this

so I sprayed them with gold spray paint

Much better, right?

That is, unless you are a St. Louis Cardinals fan.  I originally bought all the birds as a nod to my dear husband's favorite team.  Sorry babe, the red birds just weren't cutting it anymore!  I did leave a few red just because the kids love cardinals.

Thanks for stopping by!  Let me know what you think of my "new" blinged-out birds!
Blessings,
Jamie
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18 comments:

  1. these are so cute and fun!!! i never would have thought of it but it is so easy even i can do it!

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  2. I really like the gold birds. What paint did you use? My dad's a Cards fan. I told him about the birds for your husband and now he's asking my mom why they don't have any on their tree!

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  3. LOVE the gold birds! they look very regal!


    just stopped by to let you know that I featured your marshmallow tree today!
    Christmas Carnival linky features
    Thanks for linking up to our Christmas Carnival Linky! Hope you have a great week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

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  4. At sometime Jamie everything needs a little freshen up. Personally I adore the gold finish on the birds.

    I'd love it if you could link this project up with my Simply Christmas Inspiration party at
    http://shabbyartboutique.blogspot.com/2011/12/inspiration-friday_09.html

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  5. LOVE it! They are gorgeous all decked out in gold!

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  6. they look great! Other colors might be nice too. Thanks for the idea.
    Kathy

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  7. Much better indeed! I love the quick update you gave them with gold!

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  9. wow. red is my favorite color, but I have to admit that these look chic in gold.

    megan
    craftycpa.blogspot.com

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  10. Nice one! Wouldn't have occurred to me. I feel a new project coming on.

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  11. I generally spray paint everything in sight, but I actually used the red birds I had and had my sister make nests from strips of paper spray painted gold.

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  12. Jamie, the gilded birds are so lovely!

    Thanks so much for linking up to "A Little Birdie Told Me...", my friend! Just a reminder that leaving a comment on the post this week gives you an automatic entry into my Wednesday night drawing for the $25 GC to the Hodgson Mill online store.

    Warmest wishes and happy holidays,
    Jenn

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  13. I love your blinged out birds...I'm headed to the dollar tree to get some I saw there today, but I passed em' by...Thanks for the inspiration.

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  14. Oh my word, I am in love with what you did here!!! LOVE THEM! I love the female cardinal, she's my favorite, but this year I found some male cardinal xmas tree lights at the Goodwill for 2.99 for two packs!!! I adore them, I just posted pics of them today on my blog...
    thank you for sharing this, it's super neat idea,
    coming over from eisy, and I'm glad I did!

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  15. Jamie,

    Thank you so much for being a part of the holiday spirit at Rook No. 17 last Tuesday. Can't wait to see what you have to share today!

    Warmest wishes,
    Jenn

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  16. The power of spray paint! Love it! Those birds look great with their makeover. And I love the ruffled tree skirt and plan to make one of my own. Thanks for the tutorial. ~~Rhonda

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