I bought this birdhouse as part of a package deal I negotiated at a friend’s antique store. It was anything but antique, and looked a bit stark and uninspiring. But I thought could do something about that. I used some wood filler to create a bit of texture around the entrance holes. Then I gave it a couple of coats of homemade chalk paint (3 parts recycled paint, 1 part plaster of paris). I dragged out some paper I bought at a loonie store for lining drawers. The colour was perfect for where I wanted to take this project.
I tore off several pieces of different sizes and used Modge Podge to apply. Once thoroughly dried I sanded the paper and the edges of the wood, and a few other select places to create a vintage distressed look.