Blogger Profile: BirdHouse Blog

Steph is the blogger behind BirdHouse blog, dedicated to her DIY adventures in her new construction home.

More from Steph: “I love DIY projects including refinishing old furniture and creating art and decor items for the house. I started this blog to share our adventures in home decorating, gardening, and photography with friends, family, and anyone else who might be interested.”

Here are my favorite projects from her blog!

  • Wallpaper as Art 1 of 21
    Wallpaper as Art
    This WALLPAPER ART project is an awesome way to incorporate a wallpaper you love but can't commit to!
  • What a lovely desk! 2 of 21
    What a lovely desk!
    Steph gives a basic DESK a chic update!
  • IKEA Table top 3 of 21
    IKEA Table top
    She bought a Vika Byske tabletop from Ikea, which she primed and then painted with Benjamin Moore's Chantilly Lace. She also added two coats of Minwax water-based polycrylic.
  • Painted legs 4 of 21
    Painted legs
    She sprayed the legs with Valspar metallic gold spray paint.
  • So great together! I love the final look! 5 of 21
    So great together! I love the final look!
    It reminds me of my office desk with the white top and gold legs. It's such a nice pairing I think!
  • AMAZING Credenza makeover! 6 of 21
    AMAZING Credenza makeover!
    Here's a DRESSER she completely refinished!
  • Rough beginnings 7 of 21
    Rough beginnings
    Steph thought the original dresser was too masculine and she wanted to get rid of the existing hardware.
  • A good start… 8 of 21
    A good start...
    She removed the hardware, sanded, filled the holes, and sanded again.
  • Matching the stain 9 of 21
    Matching the stain
    Steph chose a stain that was close to the original wood. She also painted the drawer fronts.
  • And, the reveal! 10 of 21
    And, the reveal!
    Gorgeous, right?
  • A curvy lamp… 11 of 21
    A curvy lamp...
    This SPRAY PAINTED LAMP is a short and sweet DIY!
  • Such a great pop of color! 12 of 21
    Such a great pop of color!
    She bought a plain lamp from HomeGoods (how I miss suburban HomeGoods stores!!!) and spray painted it with Rustoleum Caribbean Blue. Love that color.
  • I can’t get enough of terrariums lately… 13 of 21
    I can't get enough of terrariums lately...
    This TERRARIUM would make such a pretty gift!
  • Ready made container 14 of 21
    Ready made container
    Steph bought containers with a large opening. You could try cylinder vases from CB2.
  • Easy to care for plants 15 of 21
    Easy to care for plants
    She bought the succulent plants from a hardware store.
  • Next step 16 of 21
    Next step
    She added pebbles to the bottom of the container for drainage. Then she added a layer of soil plus some water. After that, she planted the succulents.
  • And the after shot! 17 of 21
    And the after shot!
    Low maintenance plants are my favorite!
  • Would you ever paint an IKEA rug? 18 of 21
    Would you ever paint an IKEA rug?
    I love this PAINTED RUG!
  • All taped up 19 of 21
    All taped up
    Steph started with a rug from Ikea and taped a kilim pattern.
  • Steph had a big helper around. ­čÖé 20 of 21
    Steph had a big helper around. :)
    Then she carefully painted!
  • All done! 21 of 21
    All done!
    I love the jolt of color! Such a transformation!

If you want some of your projects to be featured in a Blogger Profile, email me at jenny at jenny komenda .com. Thanks!!

Article Posted 5 years Ago

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