Thursday, April 22, 2010

A Bird House Perch

Is it worthy of a pretty bird house?
A couple of weeks ago one of my friends brought me
a cute catalogue that had fun letters in it
she wanted me to recreate for her.
Well, I couldn't just look at the letters~
We saw this cute Bird House Stand and
knew we had to make it!
It's from Chasing Fireflies.

We knew we could make it for less than the almost $100 price tag.
It doesn't hurt that Hobby Lobby has bird houses on sale this week so we just had to!
All you'll need is a baluster $3, some nails, some screws, some glue and some 1 x 6 or 1 x 12's.
Make sure you check out Home Depot's junk wood pile, where I picked up
these boards for .51 cents a piece.
Yeah, they're a little warped but when you cut them into 6 inch sections you can't tell.
We kinda eyeballed the sizes we wanted and chopped away on the miter saw.
It soooo doesn't have to be perfect.
We had an extra chunk of block wood we ended up not using.
We glued and nailed each section to eachother.
Then using a double sided screw, attached the baluster to the bottom
and then screwed a 2 inch screw to the top to hold it in place.
We forgot to take a picture of the big hole we drilled through the bottom.
We wanted the ability to stick it in a garden bed but wanted some stability too
so the wind wouldn't blow it over.
The hole is big enough to slide right onto a wooden garden stake
so you can have the versatility of it in the garden
or to put it flat onto the patio.
Oh yeah, don't forget the spray paint!
Can we say it enough.....WE LOVE RUSTOLEUM!!!!
The pretty birdhouse we got originally looked too small in scale when we got done.
Sometimes it's easier (and cheaper in this case) to buy one already made....
It ended up being about 40 inched tall
and less than $5 to make....Not Bad HUH!
Isn't it pretty????
So tomorrow check out to see what we end up putting on top of it.
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Jacinda Vandenberg said...

I love this! I wish I had your creative brain!

One Life Many Journeys said...

Man....something else to add to the list. Very cute. I think I will make one for my Mom for Mother's Day!

Stephanie Lynn @Under the Table and Dreaming said...

Oh My goodness I LOVE THIS! {You have to link this up to The Sunday Showcase} Amazing job I am way impressed. {and I totally want one ;) too!} ~ Stephanie Lynn

~ Regan said...

I love this idea! I love the idea of using a baluster- don't forget to check out the Habitat for Humanity Restore-- I usually find baluster's there for 50¢, sometimes, they have bigger posts too.... THis is a great idea, I'm Thinking I should have a few! ;) Better get on that....
Another great project!~

gail@My Repurposed Life said...

yay! it's so cute! I love that lumber with the green paint on it! I got a piece today too! :)
I have a baluster in my garage that is about 8 feet tall! hmmmm I wonder if Cathy remembers we have it? hahaha I bet she does!
great job girls!

Pieces of Dreams said...

Hi! I am fasciniated by the creativity! Very cute! Karen

Diana Sh P said...

So cute!!!


The Boston Lady said...

Okay, this is just the best!! Can't wait to see the topper! I will be referring back to this post to make this.

Stephanie Lynn @Under the Table and Dreaming said...

I LOVE this! Amazing job! Thanks so much for stopping by and sharing at the Sunday Showcase Party! I greatly appreciate it! Hope you have a great week! ~ Stephanie Lynn

Stephanie Lynn @Under the Table and Dreaming said...

Hi Candace and Nicole! I'll be featuring your post today! Love it! Stop by and grab a featured button if you like! Thanks so much for joining the Sunday Showcase! ~ Stephanie Lynn

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