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DIY – Bird Houses

bird houses with old drawer pulls

deck decorated for Summer with string lights and bird houses

Well, hello my friends!
Summer is here, are you enjoying it so far? That was my plan, until a few weeks ago when a new DIY project popped on my to-do list and I had to get busy. 
The project this time was to build these super cute birdhouses!

All Spring long we were busy as bees taking care of the yard. Planting a new lawn, updating shrubs and bushes, flower beds, and doing a plethora of other projects to maintain our outdoor space looking good and ready for Summer.
Lawn Care  |  Front Yard Work Trimming the Flower Beds  | Power Washing  |
Also on my to-do list were a few building projects, like these DIY - Outdoor planters and coffee table. They give our outdoor space a fresh new look this season.
| DIY - Outdoor Rustic Lamps & Coffee Table
The thing is, I can't stop creating and keeping my hands busy. I was taking a break, outside with my son when he came up with the idea of the birdhouse. Of course, my new little DIY project started.


These birdhouses are a beginner's project. You can use a hand saw, hammer, and nails to construct a simple box with a roof out of a few small pieces of wood. In fact, I used wood taken from my scrap pile.

You can find the easy birdhouse plans right HERE.
Now, if you have some power tools, the building process will go much faster.
|  DeWalt Miter Saw  |  Ryobi Brad Nailer   |   Diablo - Hole Saw Set  |
One by one, the houses were assembled... Sides, bottom, and roof.
And hey, just by accident, I found a way to give the front of the houses some cool texture. ;)
Milwaukee Hammer
Oh, I loved how they looked all white. Those roofs were created with the remaining pieces of the shiplap I installed on my bathroom ceiling only that they were built using the backside of the shiplap.
However, painting the roofs in vibrant colors made them look even better. I can't wait for mother nature to give them some more character.
cute little birdhouses with antique pulls
But hey, that's not it. This wooden crate was used to store the item that we used the most during all of our outdoor projects...
Yes, our  OFF!® Deep Woods Dry Insect repellent is what we always have at hand when working or while enjoying our outdoor spaces.

Living right next to the woods is both, a blessing and a curse. We get to enjoy its beauty, the wildlife... Birds, squirrels, foxes, deer, and many other animals call this space home. But with them come many unfavorable insects and bugs that are both harmful and annoying to us humans.
And hey, I have the perfect spot to store our insect repellent.
 No need to run to the house for it. I have it where we need it!

Most evenings we're here, enjoying our Summer and waiting for the birds to make those little houses their home.

 Weather permitting, you can find us here...
 Enjoying the fruits of our labor without those pesky mosquitoes eating us.

colorful bird houses on railing and on tree


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