About Birdz of a Feather

Birdz of a Feather

FeatherING the Nest – One Room at a Time

Birdz of a Feather (BOF) is the nesting place that brings together DIY home and garden renos, crafts and gluten free recipes. Alongside my husband – who is my one and only ‘partner in grime’, I love to feather the nest by turning trash into treasure. If we can encourage just a few of you to do a double-take next time you pass a curbside find, we’ve done our job. After all, good planets are hard to find!

While you’re here, check out our Craft Rehab category. Are you ready to get your craft mojo on? Craft Rehab builds on our sustainable approach and is where you’ll find fun and fresh craft ideas. Trying just a few our projects will have you living a more green life before you know it. It’s just like sneaking vegetables into lasagne. The dish is so delicious, you don’t even realize how good it actually is for you 🙂

Speaking of delicious dishes (did you like that segue?), the newest addition to the Birdz of a Feather family is our recipe category, ‘The Unknown Chef‘, inspired by my husband. Although he may have been thwarted from becoming a well-known chef (does anybody really trust a skinny chef?), at least the blog provides an outlet to help prove the naysayers wrong!

Flock to us on Pinterest, our Youtube channel, Instagram and on Facebook.

We hope our projects inspire to feather your own nest…. one room at a time!

Some of Our Projects

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9 thoughts on “About Birdz of a Feather

  1. I just came over from your well written Hometalk post. I see you are even newer than I am, as in just getting started here. I enjoyed your post. And from here shared it on G+. Have a wonderful day.

  2. I stumbled on your blog through the mosaic portrait instructions on Hometalk. By the way – thank you thank you for that; I have been considering something similar for some time, and your wonderful details have energized me and given me great ideas.

    Your blog is wonderful. It is so great that you and your husband work together. Your projects are sophisticated. You explain the process for each clearly – and openly talk about your mishaps and second thoughts. We all have them, but sometimes wonder if it’s just us!

    Your birds of a feather title and theme is beautifully crafted and set. The yin-yang turned into birds is brilliant. I may have to plagiarize the idea some time (suitably altered!)

    What fun to have discovered you.

    A new devoted follower,
    Laura

    • I’d love to see what you do if you decide to try out a portrait! I’m happy to hear you like the blog. Hubs and I have over 10 years of projects under our belts so it was time to share some how-tos!

      I’m also flattered that you like the yin yang logo! It was a real labour of love to perfect our visual identity and branding so hopefully you’re only plagarizing our trademark for your own personal use 🙂 We’re actually in the process of having the logo produced for my new craft studio so if you’re following the blog you’ll soon see the big reveal!

  3. Good afternoon, I’m so glad I’ve found your blog through Hometalk. You’ve done some outstanding projects from small to large and I’m so impressed with your visions and abilities. My husband and I had a very small ranch build over 20 years ago and currently have 2 additions that we added on and after seeing the size of the empty space our ideas for it have changed so much it has sat empty and undone for 2 years. Where do you find your amazing design ideas? Do you hire someone for insight or do you just have to wonderful ability to see the design yourselves? Your Mothers bathroom was gorgeous and I absolutely love the dining room renovation. I couldn’t have thought of that on my own. My biggest fear is later thinking “….”! Why didn’t I think of THAT! I also would love to hear you located in central PA so I could take a classes from you :). Any insight would be great. And keep your amazing projects coming.
    Blessing, Toni

    • Thanks Toni – so nice to hear that you’ve enjoyed our projects. Our ideas were developed over years of trying different things and my Mom’s bathroom was inspired by the materials. We took her shopping with us and asked her what she liked and it all started from the square mosaic tiles; she just loved the colours so I took the cues from that and developed the rest of the colour scheme. A lot of inspiration also comes from looking at other’s ideas on sites like Pinterest to help narrow down what we do and don’t like. We don’t really let fear slow us down with a project because I try to plan everything out on paper first to visualize it. As you’ll see with many of our projects, they take shape over many years in different stages; if we don’t like the decor, we can always repaint. Sorry but we’re located in Canada – your neighbour to the far north 🙂

    • Type ‘water feature’ into the search bar at the very top of the homepage. There is also a search bar in the left column near the top. At least 3 posts will come up – then you can select the one you were trying to find.

  4. I knew if you were following Alys, I would find you somehow. I’ll pop into different posts here and there but probably not any having to do with food. 🙁 Love DIY and do a bit myself on occasion. See you again soon.

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