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Awesome Bird

And awesome friend!

Please welcome my guest today!

Hi ReFresh Fans! I’m Carmella, the crazy girl behind the Creative Carmella blog.
I am so happy to be here while our sweet friend Debbie is living it up at the Haven Conference.
I have been inspired by Mrs. ReFresh since the moment I “met” her, I think I may have even asked if I could move in with her { a few times }
Today, I wanted to share a simple idea for a thrift store find. These days I am so busy chasing my three kids around {ages 7, 5, and 9 months} so SIMPLE is about all I am able to do!
It starts with this little bird
 {A thrift store find breaking the bank at 25 cents! }
He started his life as a salt and pepper shaker. Poor thing!
I used some of my kiddos air drying clay to patch up those little holes and then I got out my trusty can of spray pain in a shade of antique white
And….after a few good coats….
He has a new life!
I tend to move things around in my house like a crazy person…so he will get to see lots of new places, but I think I like him best here…
In my art studio where I can keep a good eye on him 😉
So…how about that for a simple makeover??
I knew I loved that little bird from the moment I first met him!
Thanks so much Debbie for having me! And thanks to you all for reading!
I would love for you all to come chat with me on Facebook, or stop by for a visit at my blog too!
Any friend of Mrs. ReFresh is a friend of mine!


  1. Another wonderful creation by the super creative Carmella!! I am so in love with my necklace I can’t even tell you. 🙂

  2. 25 cents – you may have my yard sale scores beat with that find!! He’s so tweet!

  3. You have to love that. A quarter? Great buy, great eye. It’s darling. SO sweet and happy. The white is super classy too. I like him =)))

  4. Thanks so much for having me sweet friend! I hope you are having a blast at Haven!

  5. You made 25 cents look like a million bucks!



  6. :)))) hehe! You both know how I feel about sweet birdies!!!! <3 and about you! Awesome job sweet friend! Deb, hope you're having a blast!!


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