Our poor old birdhouse really needed some freshening up.
It was inexpensive to start with, and has fallen apart over the years, but I love the shape of it and am willing to glue, screw, and repaint to keep it going for many more years!
This is what it looked like last spring after a very rough winter where high winds had blown it off its post. Hubby spent a lot of time putting the pieces back together again.
Hubby built a new, strong base for it so it wouldn't blow off anymore. But, boy oh boy, did it need a new paint job.
To be honest, I actually like the rustic, weathered look.
But I also want the wood to last a l-o-n-g time...
... so I got out my white paint and gave it a fresh coat of paint..
These photos were taken just last Thursday.
Look at the difference in our flowering cherry tree, just 7 days later!
It won't be long before the salvia at the base of the birdhouse is blooming and the vinca vines are once again cascading out the birdhouse windows. I can't wait!
And take look at the difference in our honeysuckle vine. Again, the photo on the left was taken one week ago, and the photo on the right was taken today. It is getting soooo green and there are buds galore. I've decided to plant two more honeysuckle vines to climb the front posts of the swingset.
I hope you all have a wonderful weekend. We're looking forward to more beautiful weather. We're on a roll here in New England!