Bird Feeder Fix Up

June 15, 2010

I bought this bird feeder on clearance last year at Target.  I loved having it in my yard and the birds loved it, but it did not weather well.  Serious rust.

Rusty Bird FeederHere’s a close-up of the rusted nastiness.  Ick.
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Rusted metal bird feeder
While strolling through Wal Mart, I came across Rust-oleum Hammered Copper  spray paint.  The label says you can paint right over rust, so I thought it was worth a try. The results are gorgeous.  It really does look like a hammered copper finish.  I’m amazed.  It completely obliterated the rust.  It looks even better than when it was new. 

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  The birds are happy again and so am I!
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Have you painted anything lately?

Check out these ladies for some more inspiration:  Funky Junk Interiors,   Today’s Creative Blog, All Thingz Related, An Oregon Cottage, Domestically Speaking, Between Naps on the Porch.

17 comments:

  1. It looks awesome! It drives me crazy how nothing is real copper anymore, but you definitely took a lemon and made lemonade!

    cathgrace.blogspot.com

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  2. It looks great! I've been wondering about the hammered finish spray paint.

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  3. Just like new! Looks great! Thanks for helping us have a great Tuesday at Anything Related! ~Bridgette

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  4. Looks great! I love the bird feeders in our yard too - it is wonderful to hear all the birds singing!

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  5. Wow, it does look great, Carolyn! I love the hammered copper look. Let us know how it holds up outdoors.

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  6. So much better! I've got my spray can out too--an old watering can is about to get a makeover and become a planter :)

    Here from An Oregon Cottage.

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  7. I love it. I have a bird house I bought at a garage sale that I bet would look cool that way!

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  8. Wow! That looks great! I'm so glad you linked up at An Oregon Cottage. I've now added you to my favorites! Thanks for sharing...

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  9. Your feeder looks fabulous again. I'm amazed at what a can of paint can do!

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  10. Very nice, Carolyn! I just filled my bird feeder, too. I'm always amazed at how they just find their way to the feeders. Maybe if I feed them more, they'll leave my rasberries alone. :)

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  11. Would love it if you would join me for my 2nd linky party going on right now!!

    http://lifeinmypjs.blogspot.com/2010/06/pajama-party-2.html

    ~Ela

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  12. It's amazing what a coat of paint will do! The feeder looks great!

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  13. oh my goodness! I bought the same feeder and guess what? yes, it rusted something hideous. I absolutley love my birds that vistit my courtyard and so im so happy that you have helped me give life back to my favorite birdfeeder.thanks so much! love it!

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  14. Oh, this turned out wonderful and I have a rusty bird feeder that I could use this on, too! Thanks tons for sharing at the Tuesday Garden Party!

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  15. Looks fantastic! I have a few items outside that could use a makeover. Love the hammered copper! Hope you are enjoying your weekend! ~ Stephanie Lynn

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  16. I've used the spray paint before. I can't figure out how it comes out of the can like that (it's magic), but it really does look like hammered metal.

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