I’m loving the paint dipped look these days. It’s all over Pinterest and the blogosphere – paint dipped wooden spoons, chair legs, table legs and more. I’ve also been really drawn to birdhouses lately and I thought a cute paint dipped one would be a great addition to my desk at home.
I do find that the actual dipping process can be quite wasteful of paint so instead I hand painted my birdhouse to give it the same dipped look. I used paint that I already had and grabbed the birdhouse for a few bucks at Michael’s, with a coupon.
I taped off about where I wanted my color line to meet my white line. I painted the teal color underneath the tape in three, thin coats of paint, allowing each coat to dry for at least 30 minutes. Number of coats would depend on the type and color of paint you’re using.
Once I let the final coat of teal dry for about an hour I carefully peeled off the tape. I then painted the rest of the birdhouse white. I have a pretty steady painting hand so I was able to paint along the teal line without slipping. If you don’t have as steady of a hand I would suggest painting the whole thing your base color and then adding your dipped part second.
After two coats of the white paint I had a cute little birdhouse to sit on my desk! You can see on the white part that I did fewer coats of paint. I liked the look of the raw wood showing through a little. Have you guys been up to any simple, inexpensive projects lately?! This would also be a great project for kids, with the help of an adult!