The Art of Darkness

Seedy Birdhouses

September 23rd, 2010 by Cobwebs

BirdhouseThese are brilliant. Artists Luke Bartels and Jeff Canham hand-craft birdhouses from “the wrong side of the tracks,” including strip clubs, head shops, liquor stores, and more.

The one-of-a-kind birdhouses are for sale at The Curiosity Shoppe, and you can see additional photos on Canham’s site. I love how much character and silly charm is added with a clever paint job.

Obviously, the artists’ birdhouses are handmade and completely unique, but if you don’t happen to have $675 to blow on a birdhouse* and do happen to be a little bit crafty you could get an unpainted wooden birdhouse (frequently available at hardware or craft stores) and paint it yourself. The bad-area-of-town theme is hilarious, but you could also do a haunted house, a medieval apothecary, or any other design that amuses you. The birds won’t mind.

(via Neatorama)


*If you do, will you adopt me?

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  1. Charity Says:

    The haunted house idea is a great one. I think I’m actually going to do that. Will send pics if you want once it’s done

  2. Kat Says:

    So….. I know it’s been a while since you put this up, but my mother recently decided that we *have* to make birdhouses. This means I’ll be making them for her. She picked red and black for one of them, with white trim. As these are the colors of my new school, Rutgers, I feel it must be a Rutgers birdhouse, possibly with a big R on it and the RU Rah Rah on it as well.

    However, this bears an important question of taste. Should I make little, teeny tiny liquor bottles and beer cans to little the front of the house? Decisions.

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