Saturday, July 10, 2010

Recycled stuff into Bird Bath

I was going to wait to post this but I'm too excited. We have this place here in town called the ReStore and it is awesome!! It's like used building materials and furniture and light fixtures or parts of all of the above. All of the money they make go to Habitat for Humanity. Which I love and encourage everyone to support them. One reason they are amazing, the other is finding things cheap. With a capital C and B for bargain. So I found this light fixture cover and it was a pretty good size and square and deep enough but not too deep. I thought bird bath depth. I have also found, about a year ago, a surveyor's tripod for around a dollar at a thrift store. Which I have been hanging on to in hopes of using. I had another one but turned it into a floor lamp.
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.