Saturday, June 19, 2010

I have mention before that we live in a really old house,103 years of really old! I have also mentioned it needs 103 years worth of work!!!! I haven't posted much about it because I / we haven't been doing any work on it lately. Thanks to my friend TEXAN, I discovered this oil rubbed bronze spray paint that I just love! We have the old doors, with the old doorknobs, with what was once brass face plates.



This paint is perfect for making them look better but still old!



I was telling Hubby about this and he said he would sand blast them a little before I painted them, he has this handy little sand blaster.





I said I didn't think so! Not because I think this is a bad idea! On the contrary...it is a great idea but....

Right now someone else is using his sandblaster!


Some little birdie thought this glove was just the perfect spot to raise a family!



I don't know what kind of bird this is, she flies away when ever I open the door to the shop, but whatever she is she is very small ! These eggs are the size of  jelly beans! Not the name brand jelly beans either, the cheap, small, dollar store jelly beans! These babies are going to be tiny!  Hubby may be a rough and tough oil man but he would never scoop out this little birdie family...gotta love a man like that...sigh!

18 comments:

Texan said...

I am so glad the paint is going to work for you on some stuff!! I love the color of that paint it is perfect isn't it!! I think you can buy screws too in that oil bronzed color when you go to put your door hardware back up.. or DUH you can just paint those too :O)... cool beans

can't wait to find out what kind of birds you have there!!

Tina said...

Wow can't wait to see what comes out of these tiny eggs. Very interesting.
Love old stuff like that, nice doorhandle, gives everything so much character.

the wild magnolia said...

Looks like the spray paint did the job for the doorknobs. Looks good.

Maybe when the babies hatch you can tell what kind of birds they are. Not at first, but when they grow a bit.

Glad your hubby has a soft heart for the birdies. :)

wayside wanderer said...

Oh, what sweet little speckledy eggs and I love your fabulous door knob!

Julia said...

I wonder if it is a wren... I guess your home decor will have to wait a few more weeks. But for a great reason.

Julia said...

Just googled wren eggs and saw the Carolina wren eggs look like a good match! Check them out at http://www.sialis.org/nestscarolinawren.htm

:)

Melodie said...

Thanks Julia! They do indeed look like wrens eggs!

Pricilla said...

Oh how cute!

Sharon said...

Love the refinish on the door hardware! Looks good!

Oh, how precious! I hope the eggs hatch and they all make it. I love wrens :-)

Nekkid Chicken said...

Looks Great, Texan is a smart ole biddy eh? LOL

Precious babies coming don't you love that.

Joanna@BooneDocksWilcox said...

I'm scared to see our next electric bill, but our humidity has been high too, we've had the A/C running.

Teresa said...

That is so sweet. It's nice to know your procrastinating for a good cause.

DebH said...

I think your husband is the perfect man! To be so kind at heart for something living is a gift indeed! You are blessed beyond words but you sooo deserve it! What cool little eggs, and so excited to see just what kind you have there! Sorta look like finch eggs to me, but I do not know birds, just that I have finches in my house and they do lay incredibly little eggs too.

Rising Rainbow said...

Funny the places birds can decide are right for their nests.

John Gray jgsheffield@hotmail.com said...

lovely shots of the nest!!!

cindy said...

Isn't it a treat to find suprises like that. I love to discover a new birds nest.
Don't know how I got to your site but I love it. We're are going to be farming by spring of 2011 so I'm taking notes from farming blogs.

Jabacue said...

Thanks for lead on a good rust spray paint. Would be handy to have around. I'll check out Texan.

LindaG said...

We are renovating an old house that needs about that much work, too! Definitely needs more work than we have money!

I am going to read back through your blog. Maybe I can pick up some tips. :)