I came across a sturdy wooden bench with a crumbling seat a few months ago.
I thought I might turn it into a table or a lamp or something when I came across a few bird bath tutorials and decided that’s what I needed too.
I painted it a soft yellow and found a shallow tray to use as the bath. I’m looking for a deeper, larger bowl but this let me get it set up right away. And when I filled it with water I was able to see how to adjust it to get it level. If it works in this location I’ll gather up some of my flagstones and get the feet off the bare ground.
Instead of attaching the bowl to the stool I weighted it down with some native Oklahoma rose rocks. So far it’s working.
I have a couple of cats—Sundance and Cait Sith—that go in and out, but they don’t seem to care much about the mockingbirds that hang out here. I wanted to be sure they won’t be jumping on this and knocking the whole thing over before I made it more permanent.
Turns out there are a couple of insistent starts of Sweet Autumn Clematis near the base of my bird bath. It should hide the legs of this nicely by next summer.
Now I’m seeing bird bath potential everywhere! What about you? Do you have something fun you could repurpose into a bird bath?