Sunday, September 22, 2013

I Just Can't Refuse a Neat Birdhouse or a Green Scale!

I scored at a yard sale the other day!  I knew it was my kind of sale by the ad--Lots of farm equipment, rusty metal, antiques.  Yep-the trifecta of a perfect sale!  :)
As I was talking to the gentleman having the sale, I looked up and saw this HUGE birdhouse!  Now how could I pass something like this up?!   It was connected to the top of his shed and weighs about 30 pounds.  He immediately pulled out a ladder and a drill and sold it to me.
After being teased by my friends (and yes, my husband chimed in too) about buying another birdhouse (yes!!), I started digging a hole and cementing in a 4x4 cedar post. 
After it dried for a couple of days, I screwed a board to the post that would be big enough to screw the birdhouse into from the bottom.
Up it went, with 4" screws through it!  We get some strong winds here and I sure would hate for it to take a tumble.
I treated the board underneath and the post with my apple cider vinegar and steel wool solution for instant aging.  It worked perfectly and just about matches the aged look of the birdhouse already!
We added these additional supports (which I also "aged" with the apple cider vinegar and steel wool).  Hopefully this birdhouse will stand through all kinds of weather and have some birds calling it home next spring!


 Here's the new scale.  Yes, I definitely needed another one!  I love the rusty green goodness.  All I had to do was wipe it with water and it's good to go.
What fun things have you found at a yard sale recently?
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  1. Awesome finds Pam...I love them both! Your new birdhouse looks great!

  2. Love your new finds, Pam. My bird houses are looking a little worse for wear. Your solution looked like it matched perfectly to the bird house. Love that scale, also.


  3. I love both items but the birdhouse is the best.

  4. Great finds! Congrats!! Love them both.

  5. Pam,
    Yes...that ad would have gotten me there too. Luv the scale and birdhouse...hope to see them at NTT tomorrow.


  6. Great finds! You have amassed quite a collection! I know the birds are thankful for you!

  7. Both items are looking gorgeous Pam. But the birdhouse is more beautiful. Lovely to see the both items,

  8. Love both the finds. The birdhouse is beautiful.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Hope to see you on my blog:)

  9. love both but i love the scale more. ang

  10. Great finds! I love, love, love the birdhouse. I can't believe the guy sold it to you right off the house! LOL that is amazing!

  11. I love the birdhouse so much, I don't think I would put it outside! Great job matching the patina.

  12. Pam, what great finds! I have a scale just like your and I love it!

  13. Love the birdhouse and the scales. Both super finds. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

  14. Score, indeed! I did a happy dance when I found my old scale, too! I love all your birdhouses, and your home and garden are lovely. I've been enjoying your blog this morning, and especially like your black lab header photo that reminds me of my own white whiskered Tucker. Looking forward to following!

  15. Great job girl! in fact a job well done. Imagining lifting that thing,
    you were creative and very resourceful type of person. I like that, and actually girl i have also a blog which is home improvement blogs.
    And that what brings me here, and i hope to hear some of your articles/blogs.

    Have a great day excellent! :)

  16. How cute is that bird house!, it can accommodate an sparrow, a hummingbird or even pigeon.


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