Tuesday, February 25, 2014

WOYWW 247 - Bird Feeder Progress

Hi all.  It's another Wednesday, time to link up with Julia at Stamping Ground.  If you aren't familiar with WOYWW then visit Julia; there are links to blogs from all over the world.  These kindly artists share what is on their crafty desks and projects in the works.

My desk pretty much looks the same so I thought I'd show you the bird feeder.  We had a calm day over the weekend so I was able to spray paint it.  I covered the flowers and birds so they wouldn't be green.  
Before
After
I'm happy with how it's looking so far.  I will add some dimension to the leaves using acrylic paints.  I will also paint the birds and flowers, but first I need to do a bit of sanding.  

My neighbors gave me the feeder several years ago for Christmas.  I can't wait to show them the renovation!  I think they will be pleased with how I've brought it back to life.

As usual, I will visit those that visit me (please leave your number) and those that end in the same number.  After that I'll visit others as I can.

Peace,
Kay   

45 comments:

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I'm really impressed with the progress you've made on this feeder. Not only will your neighbors be surprised and pleased, but so will the birds! Happy WOYWW from #1.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

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DeDe Haysom said...

The birds will love their feeder, fantastic job.... Have a fabulous week and happy WOYWW
DeDe #14

Robyn said...

Love the feeder and I'm sure the birds will too!
thanks for your kind words.
Robyn 4

trisha too said...

The feeder is looking fabulous, what a whimsical design. Happy woyww to you, Kay!

:)trisha
#20ish this week with
Jedi mind tricks

MaryH said...

Really looking good Kay! This looks just the perfect size of a feeder for your patio area. I like how you've jazzed it up. TFS & Hugs

Helen said...

Cor, the bird feeder is looking fab! Can't wait to see the finished thing. Helen 16

Belinda Basson said...

I too was busy with spray paint, but mine was not a success... Looking forward to seeing yours finished. #33

BJ said...

WOW what an amazing feeder, love what you have done with it too. BJ#31

Nikki C said...

Kay your so lucky to be enjoying the outdoors to paint the bird feeder it's coming along wonderfully hugs Nikki 17

Nikki C said...

Kay your so lucky to be enjoying the outdoors to paint the bird feeder it's coming along wonderfully hugs Nikki 17

sara j said...

I am intrigued by the bird feeder...looking forward to the next steps. I probably should have mentioned when I offered to send the bottle caps, we don't drink a lot. Although I do have 3 Alaska Ales and and 3 Mirror Pond caps sitting on my dresser. Mirror Pond is from Oregon, but we used them the other day to cook some brats so I thought I would throw them in. Just wanted you to know I haven't forgotten. Hopefully you will still be making jewelry by the time I get them to you. lol. Have a good week. Sara j #43

Donna Wheat said...

such a lovely project, thanks for sharing, Donna #46

Claire said...

Wow, that's a birdfeeder?? A real work of art!
Have a happy WOYWW :)
no. 35

Gill Edwards said...

Hi Kay, thats really unusual and its looking good.
Gill xx 41

Robyn Oliver said...

Hi Kay...very cool bird feeder - you'll have to show us set up in the garden..what kind of birds do you get feeding. Have a super week Cheers RobynO#37

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Ooh, I love the transformation already! I'd be tempted to leave it as it is...but then again, I like the minimalist elegance of that grey greens silvery colour! Look forward to seeing what you do next!
Hugs, LLJ 44 xx

Annie said...

Hi Kay, Love what you're doing with the bird feeder....can't wait to see it finished.
I've posted a few more pics of the snowdrops for you today and hope I've answered your questions.
Hugs,
Annie x # 53

Julia Dunnit said...

Oh it's lovely Kay - I love it when one can finally get round to something that's been planned - bet you're really enjoying it. And anything that means the weather is improving is a great sign!

Neet said...

Hi Kay - love that bird feeder. I have never seen one so ornate, lucky you! Great project too.
Must chase up FS as you are still to have a visit and I haven't heard from where she is supposed to be.
Hugs, Neet 66 xx

Glenda Brooks said...

What a wonderful feeder! It is time to get things ready for Spring although they are calling for snow in Tennessee today. Just snow showers but very cold again. Happy WOYWW! Glenda #76

Eliza said...

The birds are going to love that feeder, good for you.

Hugs Eliza & Yoda 52
Happy WOYWW

Queenie Jeannie said...

What an interesting feeder! I've never seen one like that before. Bravo!!!

Jeannie #73

Nan G said...

Cool feeder! The birdies will love it! Hugs and Happy WOYWW! Nan G #92

lisa said...

Wow, your renervation is looking great, Kay, I love what you've done with your feeder.
Hugs Lisax #60

Shaz Brooks said...

Thats looking good Kay- bird feeders brighten up a garden so much. Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #102 XX

Daniella said...

I think your bird feeder is coming along beautifully! Can't wait to see the finished feeder~
xxDaniella#2 *not sure if being #2 is a good thing?*

Stacy Sheldon said...

that is very cool shaped feeder and interesting to see the rehab so, did the original colors fade in the sunshine?


Stacy #97

sandysewin said...

That is such a pretty bird feeder, I love what you did with it.

Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier and for the nice comments.

Happy Woyww,

Sandy #4

Carole said...

Interesting after shot, leaving me wanting more, so please do post the finished version. Thanks for sharing. Be well and stay warm ~ Carole 101

Princess Judy Palmer said...

What a fun bird feeder! You certainly have many talents and are very crafty... like in the good way. Judy 100

Elizabeth said...

Hi Kay, your bird feeder is gorgeous - love the flowers and birds. Such a lovely gift to receive. I look forward to seeing it once finished. Elizabeth xx #72

glitterandglue said...

That feeder is looking good, Kay. Well done. Lots of fun doing something like that - a bit different.
Margaret #59

April Story said...

Bird feeders are so much fun. I can't have one anymore because it would be like providing my cat with a hunting ground. He doesn't need any help. April #20

glitterandglue said...

Hello again, Kay. Thanks for the visit - no I'm not being paid. The young lady I am making these dresses for is a beautiful Hungarian (now Romanian) young lady in our church. She is having two ceremonies - one here in Wales, and one in Romania - hence two dresses. Not really sure if I'm barking mad attempting this, or just plain lovely... careful how you answer, now!!! She has designed the dresses - so Mabel and I are going to tackle a practice dress first to see how the patterns go - then do the real thing. At least the ceremonies aren't until August and September!!! So lots of time.
Margaret #59

Shaz Brooks said...

Hi Kay, thanks for the comment! The dandelions are done with Versamark, Judikins sticky Stuff embossing powder and gilding flakes. There's a post further back about them. the image is a Lavinia Stamps one. Hugs, Shaz xx

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

That's a beautiful feeder, and you're doing an excellent job updating it. It bothers me when people just throw things away when they can be easily be renovated or even repurposed. Blessings!

RosA said...

The bird feeder looks great!
Thanks for your kind comment re the Shiva Oil Paintstiks. I think they are readily available in the USA. (That's where mine came from.) And I have used them on card (rather than paper). And textured card (I think) is better than smooth card.
Have a good week,
RosA # 18

jill said...

Thanks for stopping by Kay , I like what you have done with the bird feeder.
You asked what Decopatch paper was , it's a bit like a tissue paper which can be stuck down using modge pod glue.
Happy crafting Jill #26

Caro said...

Wow, that is starting to look amazing. I can't wait to see the finished item. I am running really late this week, so happy belated WOYWW! Caro x (#65)

Heather{Our Life In a Click} said...

What an awesome renovation! Thanks for stopping over !!


Heather 105

fairy thoughts said...

It's very satisfying to show and tell a job well done. You'll soon have those birds happy too . Is it for hummingbirds, I loved watching them when I was in Arizona
Have fun
Janet

okienurse said...

haven't gotten in on WOYWW in a few weeks but thought I would stop by and say hello and see what you are up to! I really miss the google reader it used to line all my liked blogs up for me to read new posts. I guess I am lazy cause now I have to go look for them! Love the look the bird feeder is taking on. Be back to see the finished job soon! Vickie

Kelly said...

Neat feeder. I have my eye out for one that looks like a big sunflower that holds a round suet cake. Saw one but didnt have the cash. Not seen one since without ordering online.

Shoshi said...

Now that's something really different for WOYWW! I have never seen such a beautiful bird feeder, and even more so since its renovation! It's stunning. Thanks for your visit and your lovely comment, and I'm sorry to hear that both you and our kitty Beatrice have been suffering in a similar way! Beatrice is progressing slowly but still wearing her little dress until her wound is completely healed and she can't damage it by scratching. She's going back to the vet this week and we'll see how she's getting on with her kidneys.

Have a great week. Happy belated WOYWW,
Shoshi #86