Monday, March 15, 2010

PB Inspired Bird Bath Candy Dish

****Update August 26, 2010****

I am entering this project over at the CSI Project. for their "Pottery Barn Inspired" Challenge!


I am so excited to have this finished!  There was a time that I didn't even know what Pottery Barn was, and then, I entered blogland and saw all the PB knockoff's and PB inspired, and I was hooked!!! After seeing some of the PB inspired spring and Easter decor knockoffs, I had to go and see for myself what they had to offer. I found these and fell in love!

The "smaller" dish on the pedestal made me think small, like candy dish, but when I read the description, it's not that small. It's demensions are 12.5" by 8.5". You can learn alot by reading descriptions! I had already made up my mind that it was small, so I wanted small! I found a small bowl and white candle while thrifting with my buddy Bretta and I was almost ready to get started. Finding a little ceramic bird was not as easy. I checked Hobby Lobby, Joann's, Walmart and every place in between but all the birds were the feathery type. I was almost ready to give up on the idea when I found this at my $ General Store!
A couple of coats of Rustoleum white primer and gloss white and I now have a little birdie for the bird bath!
Again...I was sooo excited that I forgot to take before pictures! Oh well, it can't be too hard to imagine that the birdbath was once a white candle stick and a small white bowl. Now, the two are one with the help of some Gorilla superglue. The superglue is also holding the bird on the side of the bowl and I am amazed that it bonded so quickly and has held so well at the angle the bird is "perched". My birdbath is about 5" high and 6 1/2" wide, not including the bird. I have filled it with foil covered-chocolate eggs.

I would never have seen myself falling for white dishes and birds...but I have! I'm getting ready to start a Ballard Inspired bird project for my 11 yearo-old son, who loves to bird watch!

I'm linking my first ever "PB inspired" project to these fun parties:


Happy Monday!


  1. looks great!!! Now let's see how fast those "eggs" disappear:)

  2. Very cute! I love how you made your own PB inspired version!

  3. very sweet. Love it when you are about to give up and shazam you are saved where you least expect it. lol

  4. A gorgeous knock off! Love that sweet little birdie.

  5. This is adorable! I can't wait to get out my Easter decorations!

    Feel free to stop by my blog and enter my necklace giveaway!

  6. I need to get in to Dollar Gen and get a few of those birdie picks. I love to get my greeting cards there. They are 2 for $1 and I love their selection. Good luck on my giveaway.

  7. Oh that is beautiful! Great job, thanks for stopping by my blog and inviting me over here!

  8. I love this! It is so beautiful and very colorful. That bird went from okay to totally great!! Thanks for sharing at Spring has Sprung at Fun to Craft!

  9. This turned out so cute! Thanks for linking up this week!


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