I’m a little hesitant to say this for fear I may jinx it, but I think spring is moving into Michigan. Yippeeeee, bring on the warmer days I need to get outside and get things done. My list is a mile long and nothing’s getting done when it snows every day. On our first nice day I decided to do an upcycle project by turning an old lamp into a birdhouse.
Do you remember these lamps? Anyone that decorated in the primitive or shaker style in the early 90’s had one of these lamps. Why I still had it hanging around I’ll never know, but I did and I finally found a way to give it new life by letting the birds enjoy it for a while.
It was a simple redo I took the wiring out from the backside, got out my miter saw and cut a base, attached it with my staple gun, and cut a hole on the side for the birds to enter from.
I purchased wooden squares and a rectangle (Hobby Lobby) to glue over the existing cuts out on the front side that were the windows and door, gave it a new paint color, and added the ladder (Hobby Lobby) to the bird hole side then mounted it with two screws to the pole. My hubby informed me that the birds didn’t need the ladder. I told him I knew that, it was strictly decorative. Was he serious, lol?
The birdhouse is outside my office window and I’ll be keeping an eye out for something to nest, normally it’s a Wren that takes up residence. There was a different birdhouse in it’s place before but it finally needed to go, it was so dilapidated and no longer usable.
The next thing on my list is to make is new flower boxes. I have all the materials purchased so I’ll tackle that later this week on a warmer day. Now if the nights would only get above freezing I could plant the boxes but I better hold off for now. I hate to spend the money only to lose the flowers to a frosty night. Normally I can cover them up with a sheet if frost is forecasted by why take a chance I’ll just try and be patient a little longer.
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