Monday, October 30, 2017

Recycled Wood Birdhouse & DIY Stand

Recycled Wood Birdhouse-DIY Stand-Iron Shelf Brackets-From My Front Porch To Yours
A few posts back I shared about how we are working on along our backyard a beautiful retreat. If you missed that post you can see it here. Since that post I added a new addition to the backyard.

Recycled Wood Birdhouse-Old Fence Boards-From My Front Porch To Yours
While I was designing on our fall front porch a few weeks back I ran over to the local Farmers Market to purchase corn stalks for the columns. While there I spotted this huge birdhouse made from recycled wood. I am thinking it is made from old fence boards. There is a house on all sides and it was very reasonably priced so home it came with me. It did not come with a stand so I was going to have to wait for Mr. Front Porch to help me come up with an idea on how we could make a stand for it so I could  place it out in the yard.
Recycled Wood Birdhouse-DIY Stand-Display stand for bibs-From My Front Porch To Yours
I remembered in the garage was this stand that I made back in 2008 to display my bibs at craft shows. At the last house I used it as a coat rack in the guest bedroom but here at the new house there was no place for it. That was till now!
Recycled Wood Birdhouse-DIY Stand-2x6-From My Front Porch To Yours
I drug it out from the garage and took off all the iron hooks I had placed on it on all sides for the bibs. The birdhouse was made to sit on top of a 2x whatever so it sat perfectly on top. Now I had to figure out a way to secure it to the post.
Recycled Wood Birdhouse-DIY Stand-Iron Shelf Brackets-From My Front Porch To Yours
I went digging thru my stash and found these iron shelf brackets. They were perfect! I ended up placing the long side of the bracket up at the top so that it would stick out past the house so the birds would have a place to sit if they want to.
Recycled Wood Birdhouse-DIY Stand-Backyard Landscape-From My Front Porch To Yours
This was one of the easiest projects ever!
Recycled Wood Birdhouse-DIY Stand-Cottage Style-Famrhouse Style-From My Front Porch To Yours
I contemplated on whether I wanted to paint the body of the bird house or not. For now I am just going to leave it as is.
Recycled Wood Birdhouse-DIY Stand-Farmhouse Style-Backyard Landscape-Cottage Style-From My Front Porch To Yours
I secured it to the ground with some anchors we had left over from the boys trampoline.
Recycled Wood Birdhouse-DIY Stand-Backyard Landscape-Cottage Style-Farmhouse Style-From My Front Porch To Yours
I think it is the perfect addition to the backyard. Come spring I hope we have some renters. LOL.

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5 comments:

  1. Oh I love your birdhouse! It's perfectly cottagey. :)

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  2. I love it! It looks great just the way it is. Great find!

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  3. I love it as well! I am a collector of sorts of birdhouses and cages and this is a great find. Simply love what you did with it! Thanks for sharing!

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  4. I love it! Looks perfect in your backyard space!

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  5. It looks adorable! My husband made one for my Mom's porch back in August. So fun :)

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