Since I picked up this old porch light at a rummage sale last summer, I've always thought it would make the perfect birdhouse. Well, now it's transformed but not quite into a birdhouse. It's a pretty piece of indoor spring decor instead!I loved the shape and patina on this old light fixture and just had to grab it. In order to transform it, I simply removed the light bulb holders that were at the bottom and added some spring bling!
I lined the bottom of the fixture with reindeer moss from the dollar store, dabbing hot glue and sticking the moss into place.
I formed some dried spanish moss into the rough shape of bird nest and placed it onto the reindeer moss, dabbing a bit of glue underneath the nest to keep it in place. The eggs are paper mache eggs I purchased at the craft store, painted with American Paint Company's Treasure Box and slightly speckled with Destin Gulf Green from CeCe Cadlwell.
I added a few sprigs of red flowers that I had leftover from my Spring Succulent Arrangement. They give the piece a nice pop of color!
On the top of the metal fixture, I applied more Treasure Box, let it sit for a bit, and then took a moist rag and wiped most of it off. I just wanted a hint of color up there. It looks really white in this picture but it's the same color as that on the eggs.
I love the mix of metal with the soft natural elements!
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