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May. 3rd, 2011

Arts-n-Crafts: Birdhouse



Bought a pre-made birdhouse today and decided to paint it, to kill some time. I think it turned out pretty well, despite the fact that I'm not a particularly good artist. I think it's really cute, and might try to paint something else soon. I have actually built a birdhouse before, but I didn't feel like doing that today (not to mention I didn't really want to go to Home Depot and buy the stuff I need... going to the craft store was enough for me).

One thing, though? Acrylic paints are EXPENSIVE. And there's so many of them- it's hard to make a decision on which ones to get for any given project- did I want it to look like a real house, did I want it in cute colors, did I just want to stain the wood, or did I want it to be all bright and obnoxious? I decided to go with cute colors, although I really do regret buying the shiny paint because I think it would have looked OK with a normal, flat color, and the shiny paint was more expensive.

Anyway, now that I'm home for the summer I'll probably try to kill some time by making stuff. Hopefully it will all turn out as good or better than this one did. I'm looking into learning how to make soap, but I don't really want to have to deal with lye- I'm not too keen on the idea of burning my face off if there's an accident...