Do you love birdhouses in all shapes and sizes? This one-of-a-kind handmade birdhouse has always been a favorite of mine. My father built it many years ago and I have always adored it. But It really wasn’t looking so good…
When my father first handmade this birdhouse, it was gorgeous and I loved every little detail he put into it.
It sat so beautifully under the backyard trees on a matching handmade stand, which is now completely rotted.
But it’s been well over 15 years now, it weathered well, but certainly needs some love and care.
My husband said to toss it, I said no way…
Birdhouse Shingle Roof
The shingles on the birdhouse’s roof were thin and worn. But still worthy.
I first secured the birdhouse’s shingles onto the roof with a few small nails.
Being careful not to split the birdhouse’s plywood siding.
The birdhouse sure is in rough shape, isn’t it?
My father made numerous pieces of outdoor furniture, especially birdhouses, and benches.
They surround the property in numerous little hidden places. We won’t have them forever, so I’m enjoying them all now while I still can.
Doesn’t the birdhouse’s roof look like a little thatched cottage?
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And just like that…
The birdhouse’s old roof shingles are rich in color once again with that old New England rustic charm.
The birdhouse shingles even match the cedar shakes on the outside of our home.
Painting the Birdhouse
The next step was to paint the birdhouse. I liked the original white color choice. Especially with the weathered roof shingles and how it stands out amongst the trees.
This was easy too with just one full can of white flat spray paint by RUST-OLEAM.
After restoring this special handmade birdhouse, I needed to find a stand for it.
And you know what? How about the stand I painted it on?
My father made that too.
I found another can of white spray paint and painted the stand to match.
It fit the birdhouse almost like a glove.
It makes me wonder if my father may have originally made it for this birdhouse and for whatever reason, he made another one and repurposed this little stand for his garage use.
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I just love the homespun and pastoral look of this one-of-a-kind birdhouse.
The birdhouse now sits pretty once again under the trees, just past the split rail fencing that my father also installed, along with a few other of my dad’s birdhouses and bench creations.
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