Rusty Bird Feeder=New Soap Holder

I had this cute birdbath two houses ago out in my backyard.  This past week, I found it in a cabinet in my garage all rusty and ugly!  I saw it again on Friday and thought this could be something useful.  After reading so many blogs especially one of my favorite blogs called "JoysofHome.blogspot.com" who inspires me to paint anything and everything. I decided to spruce this "bath" up!
So I pulled out my cream spray paint and I went to work on the birdbath...a little sandpaper and a couple of coats of paint...I spruced this metal "bath" up!  I also had my girls cheering me on and admiring mommy at work.
After much thought, I decided this birdbath would have a special place in my downstairs bathroom.  Now, my soaps and lotions have a special "spot" in my new and improved birdbath.

44 comments:

Kim~"HomeIsWhereTheHeartIs" said...

Love what you did with the bird bath!

I also wanted to thank you for visiting my "home" and for your very thoughtful comment...I hope you'll come back again for a visit...you certainly are welcome any time!

~*Kim*~

lovingcjm said...

WOW what a great idea for the bird bath! It looks wonderful!

This simple Life said...

Hi, thanks for stopping by my blogs.


What a wonderful idea to spray paint the bird bath , I never would have thought to do that. It looks so classy!

Shannon said...

That is such a great idea because I have this same thing on my back porch (except mine is on a pedestal) and it is soooooooo rusty. I'm going to spray paint it! Thanks!

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

How cute....I love it and it is perfect for your soaps!! What a wonderful repurpose!

The girls are just adorable in their chairs cheering for Mommy!

frillsfluffandtrucks said...

That cleaned up really nicely!

~ Sarah

Beth said...

It looks like you had fun! Don't you just love finding free stuff in your house to redo!

I'm glad you got my message on the camera.

amanda said...

how adorable is that :)

and thanks for stopping by my world, it's nice to "meet" you!

Emilie Nichole said...

Gotta love spray paint... my post planned for today is about spraying something too! Thanks for stopping by, I added you to my bloglines - don't you love that site?!

kate said...

That is such a smart idea!


Thanks for stopping by and entering the contest!
Good luck!

chickadee said...

i think it looks great! i love birds.

Joy said...

What a great use for your newly made-over birdbath! Sooo cute!

I love the sunflower bouquet with the addition of the orange berries.
(I'm catching up on my blog reading)

Thank you so much for mentioning my blog. It's so rewarding to know that I can inspire others. That's what keeps me blogging.

Melissa Ellen said...

ummm let me just say that you are awesome. That is such a great idea and sooo cute!

ceekay said...

Great idea for the birdbath. I looked back on some of your blog and you have a lovely blog. I was wondering, do you live on the water? The picture on your header is beautiful. We could use some water here in AZ!

nikkicrumpet said...

Very clever use of the now wonderful birdbath. Good Idea!

Angie said...

Isn't spraypaint amazing? That birdbath looks so cute in your bathroom!

mommaof4wife2r said...

oh fun! i love to see something redone. i do the same thing. i found you through a SITS blog and ur blog is fab.

Marie said...

I love what you did with the bird bath! So pretty. Clever idea... it looks so cute with the Burt's Bees!

Krista ~ Bits and pieces said...

I love what you did with this soap dish. Fabulous!!!

Like you I am a Burt Bee fan ~ love that stuff!!

Jen said...

Girl! That birdbath rehab is fabulous! Great job thinking out of the box on that one. I love me some joysofhome too. She really rocks and inspires creativity!

Glad you could stop in and introduce yourself over at my place. I'll be back to see what else you come up with. No pressure or anything. :) Hope to see ya soon!

Kacey Randolph said...

Oooh! LOVE your project and I LOVE Joy over at Joys of Home! She has so many great ideas and is so nice! Thanks for stopping by my blog. I love yours - the layout is FAB!

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Hi Sandy,
the bird bath makeover looks great! I love Joy's blog too...it is fun to create treasure from something some people would consider trash!
Diane

Tiffy Wiffy said...

very cute.. love the repurposing!

david mcmahon said...

Great work.

Dena ~ swaddlecottage said...

Oh that turned out SO cute! I love the treasures that new paint can uncover :) Thank you so much for visiting me and for your sweet words.

Hugs,
Dena

Our Complete Family said...

How neat is this? Turned out great and how could it not with your cutie pies cheering you on! Love where you put it when it was complete!

Jerri Lynn @ Southern Sassyness said...

Very cute! Love the new found use!

Thanks for stopping by to visit - and for your sweet comment Your blog is great....I will definitely be back and please come see me again!

Amy said...

Wow! That bird bath is gorgeous! I love how it looks with your soaps, too! Great job!

Mommy in a robe said...

Cute birdhouse! I love to spray paint!

Darlene - Our Creative Life said...

You did a great job on that birdbath. Looks like brand new! If you ever want it just a bit worn looking , just take some sandpaper to a few areas of it to let the former color/rust show through.

gypsy@Hebrews11:13 said...

I love it! Beautiful! I think I may just have to find an old birdbath somewhere...

J Leigh said...

I love your blog! Your pictures are adorable(your header is so breathtaking) I love the birdie!Great idea....thanks for the visit...now I got you bookmarked so I will be back!

Mrs. B said...

That looks great! I have a similar rusty bird feeder that I just can't find a good place for. Maybe I need to give mine a little makeover too!

~The Robin's Nest~ said...

Hi Sandy Toes,
Thanks for stopping by my blog-I love yours and am putting it my favorites!
Hope you have a great Tuesday!
Robin~♥
P.S. LOOOOOVE what you did with the birdbath-so cute!

Sweet Simplicity said...

Great job! I love it!

Weeksie50 said...

Oh, that is so cute. I love what you have done with it..

Becky

JVS said...

First of all, thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving me a comment. It's always nice to meet someone new.
Secondly, I love the song "I Will Be Here" by SCC...we played it during our wedding ceremony. Lastly, I am amazed at your idea of reusing an old rusty birdbath. The finished product turned out SO well...I love where you put it. Great idea.

Jennifer

Mary-Laure said...

What a lovely idea.
And I too love the products from Burt's Bees.

M.L. said...

Look at those darling little faces! Oh, and the soap dish...completely amazing!
M.L. @ the house of whimsy

Jo - To a Pretty Life said...

your old bird bath/new soap dish is so cute! I love little birds.

Laura said...

What an amazingly beautiful transformation! Perfect!

Lisa & Gerald said...

I love it! Good thinking and being green!

Angie said...

So cute! I also LOVE painting things to make them new again. A little coats of paint goes a long way! Thanks for visiting my blog.

sweetfunkyvintage said...

That is awesome!!
missy