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  • Writer's pictureElizabeth S

Where it all began

Our first official blog post- who would have thought it would ever come this far?

If you would have asked me 6 years ago if I had ever thought that this is where we would be, I would have laughed at you. Our business began in our basement as a hobby. Turning one man's trash into another's treasure. Where my heart it. I love taking something that is drab and turning it FAB! So let's down to the nitty gritty.

Recently one of my friends found a cute little metal birdhouse at Goodwill. I told her on her Facebook post that I LOVED it and would be totally copying her. Flash forward a few days to my next trip to Goodwill with my daughter. We found this little bird house and my daughter turned her nose up when I grabbed it and put it in the cart and did a happy dance.

So we finished our shopping and ended up filling our cart of amazing finds. I think we paid a whole $1.88 for this. I did have to pick up a $1 bag of moss at the Dollar Tree, but I have plenty of that left over for more projects.

I also used some of my favorite paint that I had on hand. Rethunk Junk in the color cloud, you could probably use any white craft paint.

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The nice thing about Rethunk Junk paint is that it sticks to just about anything. Stay tuned for a blog just about that. I will make sure to come back and update this article with the link to that.

We prepped our bird house by cleaning it with the Rethunk Junk Prep and painted it with 2 coats of paint. As you can see from the photos below it was not the cleanest.

And I am probably the most impatient person you will meet, so I didn't even wait for the paint to dry before I started hot gluing the moss on. Looking back It probably would have been wise of me to glue the moss on first before I painted the bottom. Since the paint was still wet the loose moss stuck to it and I ended up having to put a third coat on the bottom.

I have almost and entire bag full of this stuff left- now to find other crafts with it or else just make more birdhouses. I think this project took me less than 20 minutes. And I couldn't be more excited with how it turned out! Especially for spring time right around the corner.

The before and after- well worth the 20 minutes and $2.88

And that folks is kind of how this crazy business of ours started- turning nothing into something.

I hope this blog inspires you to maybe look at things a little differently and see the diamond in the rough. Feel free to leave us a comment on your thoughts. Happy creating! xoxo

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