Monday, March 24, 2014

~repurposing and recreating~

Jennifer Rizzo sent me an email a little while ago.
She had a great idea for a,
 "she sent me what?" project.

 Basically, you receive a thrift store item in the mail
{good or bad} 
from another blogger, and you have to turn it into something else. 

I, in turn buy something at a thrift store and send it on to the next blogger on the list.
Well, today is the day we are showcasing all our creations! 





Here is the full link of participants:



Donna sent me this pail.
I'll be honest.
I thought it was pretty cute and wondered what the heck I could make with it.
I kinda just wanted to throw a candle in it and set it on my porch and call it good.

But, I knew it had to be more creative than that.
I thought about turning it into a fountain so that the water would come out all the little holes.
I also thought about turning it into a planter and filling it with flowers.
Lastly I thought about planting an herb garden in it for my kitchen.



 After staring at it for about a week, I finally figured out what I was going to do with it.
I was going to turn it into a bird feeder/house and the only thing I ended up having to buy was this 99 cent fluted pie pan from the thrift store!


I  rummaged through my stash of old hardware and found a tiny door handle.


It happened to fit perfectly in one of the holes for a perch.

Then I drilled a small hole so birds can go in if they choose.


Next, I used liquid nails to attach the pail to the pie pan, let it dry, and filled the pan with wild bird seed!





To see what I sent the next person on the list, please visit Kristin at

xoxo

45 comments:

Funky Junk Interiors said...

Ohhhhh my goodness... I just adore this! Why did I send it again?! Hahaa! Truly so creative and adorable! It's so surreal to see it at your place! :)

Jessica @ FourGenerationsOneRoof said...

Oh wow this is so cool!!!! Love it :)

Lynda Brandly said...

This turned out so cute! I love it! Lynda @ Gates of Crystal

Jennifer Rizzo said...

It's so super cute and perfect for Spring!I love it! Thanks so much for being a part of the party!!!

Patricia Goins said...

Adorable!! Perfection for the garden, and I'm sure the birdies are happy too :)

Christy James said...

I'm sure Donna wants this back now! This is the cutest birdfeeder I have ever seen!!

Laurie Dickson said...

That is BRILLIANT!!!!! Amazing, I love it! Now I have to have one!

Finding Home said...

This is the perfect use for the bucket - love it and love the idea!

Mary said...

I love, love, LOVE this. It is perfect.

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

I love it!! Awesome re-purpose!

Betsy Brock said...

You did a great job! It was a minnow bucket in it's former life! (fish bait). I love what you did with it!

Stacey {steward of design} said...

Super cute!

Lee Ann L. said...

I really like this makeover as I love birds! Perfect!

thistlewoodfarm said...

Melanie,

You totally rocked it! I love the pail...but the bird house is even cuter. :)

Happy day friend!
karianne

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

Oh I love this!!!! I have to agree, I would want to keep it just as it came but I'm loving what you did with it! Perfect for Spring, lucky little birds.
XO
Kristin

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

I love what you did with this piece, and I'll bet the birds do, too!

Stacy Risenmay said...

I love this! It is so sweet :)

Run To Radiance said...

So fun! I love this!!! I have a sudden urge to go thrifting!

marie said...

Love, love, love this!!!

Heather Salazar said...

I agree pre re work that bucket was amazing!

However you totally rocked the repurpose!!!

Great job

Serendipity Refined said...

Okay...seriously!? That bird house/feeder is probably my favorite upcycle so far! Fabulous!

Denise Stain said...

I really love it! Awesome use for it! Pinning now :)

MDezri said...

That is the sweetest little bird feeder ever!

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Jani said...

This is super cute and I want one! Love the creativity to take a hole-y bucket to this, wonderful.

Petie said...

Your so creative...Is it for sale? Loved it. My favorite.

Ginger Beese said...

What an adorable bird feeder! Great idea...

Sally Kelly said...

You are SO SMART. Love this idea!

Eclectically Vintage said...

The birds will be flocking to your yard!
Kelly

ashley @ the handmade home said...

LOVE this! It's seriously adorable!

Sandy said...

Melanie, you are SO creative! I LOVE this birdhouse/feeder! Now I'm wishing I could find a bucket just like this!!! Thanks for sharing!
Sandy :)

Alice Wingerden said...

So cute! What a creative idea!

shari said...

adorable upcycling project!! love it Melaine!

mjmaterazo said...

love this! such a great idea.

Doreen said...

So adorable! You are all so creative. I am having so much fun reading the participants' posts and finding new bloggers to follow.
Doreen
http://altered-artworks.blogspot.com

Laurel@ChippingwithCharm said...

Adorable!! Seriously cute and clever :)

Msmoozys Open House said...

Oh this is a great idea! I would have loved it just as it was as well...LOL Thanks for sharing.

Vintage Home said...

oh my goodness ...that is fabulous! so much personality, and practical too!
I love the way it looks so inviting for your feathered friends!

Debilou ~ Mississippi Mama said...

what a creative way to use that.. so cool. Sounds like a fun challenge.

Debilou ~ Mississippi Mama said...

what a creative way to use that.. so cool. Sounds like a fun challenge.

Curtains in My Tree said...

amazing smart idea

Teddee Grace said...

Love the bait bucket and the resultant bird feeder too! This concept is a great idea and I hope you do it again.

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

I love this! It is brilliant and so stinkin' cute!

Fishtail Cottage said...

love this! so perfect!

Teri O'Connor said...

Not only very adorable, it's useful. How fun to have all the birdies in the neighborhood visit your wonderful creation! Great job!

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