May 6, 2011

Nest Art

My daughter and I were out in the front yard two nights ago and we found this perfect little nest under our palm trees.  It was just sitting on the ground.   (Sorry, nest obsessed).  It is such a masterpiece of art.  I find them fascinating and intricately made.  I took this nest and put it in the garage for a couple days, to make sure there are no critters or bugs in it.  Believe me, there are none.  I sprayed it with regular bug spray and let it sit for a couple days. It looks freshly made on the inside and there was no mess of any kind.

I took a black frame and painted it pink.  Sanded down the edges, added a piece of cream burlap to my frame back and stuck the nest on with a push pin.  I hung it in the downstairs bathroom on an empty wall.  This is the first "pink" anything I have ever had in my house.  I think I've started something new and I like it.  It's hard to tell, but my walls are a blue/gray so the pink looks pretty against it.





Just look at the way this was made.  Awesome!  The eggs are fake.




8 comments:

d e l i g h t said...

That is one of the cutest ways of displaying a birds nest I have ever seen. The added piece of branch above it is a little detail that just brings it all together and the pink frame really sets it off. I just love it!

mississippi artist said...

What you did with this is lovely. I do hope you sprayed it with bug killer-sometimes there are bird lice in them.

SugarFoot Designs said...

What a cool thing to do! I love the pink frame with the sanded edges too!

Just Jaime said...

Cute!

Lolly Jane said...

so cute! love it. thanks so much for linking up too! xo

(: kelli & kristi

Jane said...

That really turned out nice. I love bird's nests too and nothing better than a real one! I enjoyed reading your post about your bird watching since I am doing the same. I'm enamored by the little birds now. My husband laughs at me because I stand at the window just to see their little heads pop up. They were pretty active this afternoon! I think they were crying out to their mama for more food.
Enjoy your evening.
Jane

Jill said...

I like the pink instead of the what would be the expected blue for the frame. Oh, and thank you for letting us know they were fake eggs! :)

Jill @ JunkyVagabond

Trisha said...

So cute! I'm always amazed at how well made nests are. What a great way to display it!