Painting Bird Houses

We have a couple of bird houses at the Hummingbird Inn, a Lexington, VA area bed and breakfast that have been, well, kinda neglected. We slapped a coat of white paint on them then other day, and they looked a whole lot better. But then we thought, maybe we could find some artistic talent out there that would like to come to the Inn for a weekend, and reallllly spruce them up.

Announcing the ‘Paint the Hummingbird Inn Bird House’ contest. Submit your design to, and you may be the one chosen to bring your ideas to life! There are 2 bird houses, so we will choose 2 different designs. Each chosen artist will be invited to spend a weekend at the Hummingbird while they transform their bird house. Entries will be accepted until the end of May. Be creative, and good luck.

Just for reference, the support post is 3.5 inches x 3.5 inches x 44 inches; the front of the bird house is 5.5 inches x 8 inches; the sides are 5.5 inches wide x 13 inches on the long side; the roof is 7.5 inches x 8 inches.

We look forward to seeing your ideas.

Talk again soon!

Patty and Dan

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8 Responses to Painting Bird Houses

  1. hummer May 2, 2010 at 4:51 pm #

    Thanks for the encouraging words…looking forward to some very artistic responses to our Paint the Bird House endeavor!

  2. Wendy May 13, 2010 at 7:03 am #

    Awesome idea! I can’t wait to see the finished birdhouses!

    • hummer May 13, 2010 at 1:13 pm #

      I hope you are submitting a design of your own?? Email your ideas to or send them USPS….

  3. Thanh Flohr June 3, 2010 at 10:47 pm #

    Thx for this great information that you are shareing with us

    • hummer May 12, 2010 at 1:44 pm #

      Don’t forget….designs for the Bird Houses can be submitted thru the end of May…your ideas may win you a stay at the Hummingbird Inn

    • hummer June 4, 2010 at 1:46 pm #

      Looks like one of your sheds would go great at the Hummingbird Inn!!

  4. Deandre Keathley June 5, 2010 at 6:20 pm #

    A round of applause for your article post. Cool.

    • hummer June 6, 2010 at 2:59 pm #

      Now I know about Bird-in-Hand, PA and the wonderful things that are available there. Thanks