Friday, July 9, 2010

Friday FAIL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

This week...the fail is not my own (tho I've had PLENTY this week!) But rather, some sweet lady who's garage sale I visited a few weeks back.

Ya isn't always in the eye of the beholder...sometimes, its in the eye of the buyer. Case in point:

I spied these"festive" birdhouses at a garage sale for $1 each!!!!!!!!!!!! They are just around 3 feet tall!!!!! FOR $1!!!!!!!!!! They begged for me to take them...they said..."Nikki...PLEASEEEEEEEEE take us home and rip this garbage from our loins so we can LIVEEEEEEEEEE, WE WANT TO LIVEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!" Ok, so they weren't quite as dramatic about it, but, hey, all for the sake of journalism.

Anyway, how could I deny their request? I mean, I certainly couldn't buy the wood to make a birdhouse for $1, so I decided to take them home. Much to my surprise they already had a fantastic distressed crackle paint job so literally all I had to do was remove the christmas vomit from them and here she is....

Doesn't she look happy? I hope her red counterpart will join her soon, but due to a mishap with the "de-christmas operation" the red one will need additional surgery...which I guess could be considered MY fail for the week :)

So lets get linking!!!!!!!!!!!


  1. I love that you post fails too ;) I feel not so alone in the world!!!

    and yes, those trees were...special ;)

  2. Wow. You're a saint. You saved that birdhouse from a miserable existence. Good job. :)

  3. Oh it looks so much happier now :) Love it!

  4. I hate when bad things happen to good birdhouses. Thank God you were there!

  5. I am very envious of your "eye" to see beauty under all the crap.