The birdhouse was still in raw form and has been packed away since we moved to the U.P. - up until last week.
I had several ideas about what to do to it through the years but hadn't thought about it recently until it came to mind when I saw the basket tray liners at Dollar Daze in Saginaw. Hmmm. How about a patriotic theme with Mod Podge? Sounded good.
I had seen the box that contained the birdhouse in our basement several times in the last year, so I was able to find it quickly last week. Mr. Cut Off was in the basement when I pulled out the birdhouse. He was probably amused that I didn't want to sand it, pound the joints together more tightly or straighten the little hanger. I liked that it looked a little rough and primitive.
Now that I was a Mod Podge pro with a total of one previous project under my belt, I attacked this project with confidence. I cut my sheets of checkered basket tray liners to fit - beginning with the front and moving on to the sides - all in red. I repeated the process I used with my checkered flag. I used a sponge brush to paint on a thin layer of Mod Podge - positioned the paper on the birdhouse - allowed it to dry a bit - and then brushed on 2 thin layers of Mod Podge over the paper - allowing it to dry between each coat.
After the front and sides of the birdhouse were thoroughly dry, I repeated the process with the blue paper on the roof.
I opted to leave the front edges bare.
It was a simple project, but it adds a little touch of red, white & blue to our summer decor.
Oh. . . the peanut bag on the back of the Amish buggy bench? That's a future project. I think it wants to be a pillow. (Update: It DID want to be a pillow! You can see that project here.)
I still have a few more patriotic things to show you, so expect Feelin' Patriotic 4 later this week.
All is well in the Keweenaw.