Ok so on to the bird bath,.....grabbed a couple of rubber spacers and nylon bolt and washer to seal the hole in light cover. Painted the tripod in some fun colors using leftover spray paint and left over garage sale stickers.
I have to admit, I was going to leave it the natural wood color but accidently got painted when I was working on the file cabinet planter. Sometimes mistakes are a good thing.
Then just bolted the top to the bottom with nuts and washers. So for about 5 dollars I have a bird bath that is fun and easy to store away for the winter. It is also a great detourant for my cats as I can make it really high.