Well, the Cranky Queen & King are having some "empty nest moments" since the Cranky Prince, Logan, has begun to drive, & has a girlfriend, & participates in all the social events that goes along with being almost 17! In short, the kid is never home! At 1st, we took it very personal, then I remembered way back in the early 1980's when I was a teenager. I didn't stay home either. So, the Royal Couple, has decided to start a hobby that we could do together. WE are building birdhouses ...THAT IS RIGHT...if you have an empty nest, build a birdhouse!
So we had some spare wood in the basement...we found directions for "easy birdhouses" on the internet...we cut the wood. Just to "fill you in on a little secret", Cranky King, is not a very handy man...BUT, he has started collecting tools as gifts for Christmas, birthdays, Father's Day...& has even put together a little work area in our basement!
|Hubby cutting the birdhouse hole with his nifty drill.|
The birdhouse in its "raw" state...
I spray painted it turquoise; sanded it; rubbed on walnut stain; let it dry
We attached an old knob for the lid & used a vintage mortise lock for the perch
We cut some old tin for faux windows & a rusty hinge for easy opening & cleaning!
The Royal Couple's first official birdhouse! Feathers stuck in the hole of the mortise lock for fun!
If you find your nest empty, or the baby bird is "trying out his wings" like our Cranky Prince...build a birdhouse. Now we hope the birds will come