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!

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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:



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Happy Monday!

10 comments :

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

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

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

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

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  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!

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  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.

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

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  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!

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

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