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I put a bird on it,

While shopping at the Mad Pottery for my plants, I discovered that they have a consignment corner. I found this little treasure there:

So I used my Annie Sloan’s Cream Chalk paint on it. Applied two coats and waxed with Minwax.

And I decided to put a “bird on it”,

actually two birds!  After everything dried, I took it outside sanded it and applied the wax.

I am happy with the way it turned out!  I put it right to use:

And if you haven’t read The Noticer, you should, it’s a great quick read about perspective.


OK, enough pictures!  Hope you enjoyed!

Check out the paint party at Censational Girl!


  1. First, I just love the blog post title! And the project…please can we live close so I can sew for you and you make me some purdy furniture!? 🙂

  2. I love the color I never would have thought of these colors but they are fabulous!!!!!!!!

  3. you know, i think this table would work perfect by the best daughter in the world’s recliner!

  4. The table is cute as a bug. The color, the birds and the distressing are perfection. Love it! So sweet.

  5. So cute! Ever since I saw that little video “Put a Bird on it” I say it in my head every time I see something with a bird on it. It makes me giggle.

  6. Debbie I love it and I love your blog, so glad I found it! Martina

  7. This is just lovely! The birds are an amazing touch — I so want to try the chalkboard paint! Your distressing is perfect too — not too much, not too little!

  8. What a terrific restoration you have made on the magazine rack. I love it! I’m a new follower. Please come visit me and see my Garden Gate post tonight, and I’d love for you to follow me, too. Thanks! Helen of Helen’s Decor

  9. WOW! You really turned that little table into sweetness. LOVE the transformation.

  10. I love what you did with the table. The birds are really sweet. I’m so excited to see if I can do some of these things. Is the chalk paint oil or latex? Do you always use a brush or spray? I’ve done some furniture painting but I really am looking to learning more from your blog. I’d love to get a business going in Indy.

  11. Glad you found my party. I love this table, I have the very same bird stencil and I have that color chalk paint. Thanks for joining my newbie party. I signed on as a new friend and hope you do the same.

  12. that turned out adorable.. ive seen those in the thrift store and passed them
    by.. next time i wont.

  13. Such a sweet transformation, Debbie! The birds and the distressing really make this table.

  14. That cute bird made it so unique and pretty! Really appreciate you sharing this great post with us at the Creative Bloggers’ Party & Hop.

  15. I love the color and the birds – so pretty! Way to make something useful again 🙂

    Jill @ JunkyVagabond

  16. Love the bird table! You really turned it in to something special. Visiting from MMS.

  17. LOVE it !! Did a little painting today myself the more I use the chalk paint the more I love it.. Are you back in the boro or did I read you are in bama ?
    Hope you had a Safe fun trip.
    hugs from Savannah, Cherry

  18. This table turned out so great! I totally love the birds. I have a can of cream chalk paint waiting for me to get my nerve up. I want to paint a big TV cabinet and I’m a little intimidated! I just need to go for it…hope you have a great weekend! ~Ann

  19. Your did a great job transforming something most people would overlook. Love the bird! I am waiting on my chalk paint order so your project makes me excited to get started.

  20. Hello Debbie,
    I love your bird table! I just bought some chalk paint and my first project is also a cute magazine table from my Salvation Macy’s. Any pointers on the chalk paint?

    happy to be a new follower.

    Janet xox

  21. You really transformed that piece into something darling. Love the birds!
    Stopping by from Coastal Charm’s Nifty Thrifty Tuesday party.

  22. What a cute cute little table…love the birds!!! Hop over and show her off at my NIFTY THRIFTY TUESDAYS PARTY. Thanks for telling me that you are a huge Auburn fan…WAR EAGLE!!! Maybe we can meet up at a tailgate this Fall.


  23. Hi there! I noticed that you had become a follower of my blog, so I thought I would stop by & check out your little corner of the blogosphere! Your blog is lovely & your little table/magazine holder turned out just beautiful! Love the color, love the birds, & love the distressing you did! It looks great! Thank you for stopping by my site! Please come back again soon!

  24. I LOVE this table reFresh! I’ve been seeing the Anne Sloan chalkboard paint around & am wanting to give it a try 🙂 War Eagle!

  25. That looks fantastic, love the color and the birds were a great touch.

  26. Saw this on Centsational Girl’s link. I love your table and the birds really make it! I’ve seen tables similar at Goodwill – now I will definitely take a second look. Thanks for sharing – and a new follower here!

  27. Awesome!!! I’m your newest follower from Creative Bloggers Hop. Please follow http://sweetcalifornialiving.blogspot.com/

  28. Thanks for coming by. i just love this little table…how sweet. I so love birdies….everywhere.

  29. You did a great job on this! I am a new follower. Very inspiring project. Especially since it is garage sale season and tables in need of revamping are abundant! Blessings…

    Saved By Love Creations

  30. Love it! did you draw the birds yourself? so creative! love the cream chalk paint you chose too! i’ll keep an eye if i found noticer in the bookshop or 2nd hand bookshop! thanks for sharing!

    Im following you from the homemakeronadime creative bloggers’ party and Hop!

    Susan @ http://tea-diary.blogspot.com

  31. I really LOVE what you did with that table!! I see that style all the time when I’m out thrifting & never pick one up. After seeing this I won’t pass up another one! Yours turned out amazing!! 🙂
    New follower too & cant wait to see more!

  32. I love the new look of your end table! All the details are just perfect!

    I have a weekly linky party called Terrific Under Ten Tuesdays. It’s for projects made for $10 or less. I would love for you to link up sometime!

  33. What a great rehab! It looks fabulous! Saw you on CG’s link party!

  34. Looks great .. love the birds ..

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