Feature This ... Staging Tip No. 8812 - An Accessory Tip That is for The Birds

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Ugly ceramic birds can be had birds can be had all day long at flea markets, garage sales, and thirft stores for anywhere from 25 cents to 2 bucks.

 

I love to snatch them up and spend two minutes repainting them with black  Ceramicoat craft paint.

 

Birds belong in the Pefect Accessory Catagory. They are gender-neutral, age-neutral, and work in EVERY ROOM!

 

They look great in:

Bathrooms

Bedrooms

Kitchens

Offices

Living Rooms

Guest Rooms

Hallways

and so forth.

 

They also go with every style and era - from Victorian to Contemporary! And, the wrought iron look great with any kind of metal - brushed nickel, chrome, copper, and even brass.

 

So, if you are in a design pinch, and have a really "poultry"  budget to work with, GO TO THE BIRDS!

 

 

Michelle Molinari



Co-Owner, Feature This... Real Estate Staging, www.FeatureThisDotDotDot.com

Certified Property Consultant (CPC) & Certified Staging Professional (CSP)

SAR Staging Instructor, Staging and Redesign, www.StagingAndRedesign.com

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Vice- President of Acadiana Real Estate Staging Association, www.AcadianaRESA.com

 

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Rainmaker
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Sally Weatherley
Vancouver Home Staging, Home Stager Vancouver, B.C
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Michelle - Wow!  These $2 birds look like a million bucks when they're painted black.  Great tip - thanks!  Now where can I find the other 8,811 tips?...  Ha ha.

December 13, 2011 12:54 PM
Rainer
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Michelle Molinari
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Sally - most of them are still in my head! I HAVE to get them all out by New Years Eve or 2012 will feel all "oogie" for me!

December 13, 2011 01:02 PM
Rainmaker
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Sharon Tara
New Hampshire Home Stager
Sharon Tara Transformations

I love this tip!!  It seems so obvious that I'm furious I didn't think of it myself!  Can't wait till Spring so I can go bird "hunting" at the yard sales!

December 13, 2011 04:50 PM
Rainer
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Michelle Molinari
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Thanks Sharon. I just love bird ANYTHING. And, I hate to pay retail for ANYTHING.

December 13, 2011 06:12 PM
Rainmaker
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Maureen Bray Portland OR Home Stager ~ Room Solutions Staging
"Staging that Sells Portland Homes"
Room Solutions Staging, Portland OR

Michelle you are one smart cookie! Those birds look quite expensive after your black paint treatment!  I paid quite a bit for these metal birds at Pottery Barn .... could've saved a fortune by painting an old one! portland home staging

December 13, 2011 09:16 PM
Rainer
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Michelle Molinari
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Maureen, I just love your birds with exaggeratedly huge feet!

December 13, 2011 10:07 PM
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Janet Jones
Home Staging, Interior Redesign Kihei, Maui, Hawaii
Just Your Style Interiors, LLC

Hi Michelle--painting those birds is a stroke of genius.  They have gone from "please pack" to wow!

December 14, 2011 12:13 AM
Rainer
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Michelle Molinari
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Thanks Janet! I don't get associated with the word "genius" as often as I 'd like. LOL.

December 14, 2011 12:32 AM
Rainmaker
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Jo Potvin
Home Staging Cincinnati - Design To Market
Design To Market LLC

Wow!  Looks just like the wrought iron pair I bought for a lot more money!

December 14, 2011 08:15 AM
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Michelle Molinari
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Hi Jo, I know, don't they look grand! Thanks for commenting.

December 14, 2011 02:43 PM
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Kathy Burke
S.F. East Bay Home Staging
Sensational Home Staging~~Danville, CA

Michelle....very clever!  Paint can update MORE than just walls & cabinets!

December 15, 2011 08:51 PM
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Michelle Molinari
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Hi Kathy,

Pretty much across the board, if it's ugly, paint will always make it better! Thanks for throwing in your 2 cents!

December 15, 2011 09:07 PM
Rainmaker
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Tessa Skeens
Marketing + Staging For Denver Realtors, Builders
Hampton ReDesign, Home Staging and Redesign

Fab tip Michelle. The black paint is the secret ingredient here - it's so fresh. What a smart cookie you are! Love your new photo too.

December 15, 2011 09:37 PM
Rainer
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Michelle Molinari
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Thank you for the compliments, Tessa!

 

December 16, 2011 02:34 AM
Rainmaker
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Lori Kim Polk
Home Stager - Roseville, Sacramento
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So creative... I am stealing this concept ;)) Thank you GF!!

December 17, 2011 01:32 AM
Rainmaker
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Julia Maher
Connecticut Home Stager
Nestings: Connecticut Home Staging and Model Homes

If you paint them white they'll have a Jonathan Adler vibe!  Thanks for sharing - Happy Hollies!

December 17, 2011 05:48 PM
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Michelle Molinari
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 Thanks ladies,

Lori Kim - You are most welcome!

Julia - Yes, they do look quite snazzy in hi-gloss white spraypaint.

December 17, 2011 09:45 PM
Rainmaker
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Karen Otto
Plano Home Staging, Dallas Home Staging, www.homes
Home Star Staging

LOVE! I love that you also love the especially hideous ones... you would! Now you got me going for my Halloween decor too...

December 19, 2011 08:50 AM
Rainmaker
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Lori Kim Polk
Home Stager - Roseville, Sacramento
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Looking forward to seeing you and your new concept "birdly items"... lol, at the RESA conference!

December 19, 2011 11:19 PM
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Valerie Zinger
Home Organizer
House Proud Ottawa-Ontario-Canada

Michelle:  I love cardinals but that one is some ugly.  What a great idea to paint it and other members of the flock black.  Thank you for the idea. 

December 24, 2011 03:17 PM
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