How to Build a Junky Birdhouse from Reclaimed Wood

I began my birdhouse project with old re-purposed wood that I "borrowed" from behind my neighbor's shed.

A lot of measuring, cutting, drilling, screwing, hammering
and sweating later and I was ready to decorate! The best part!

I used rusty light switch plates for the side windows and shims for the shutters and the steps. All the new wood was painted with a vinegar treatment that gave it the perfect aging. A lock box from an old door made a great front door and a rusty screw was a perfect perch.
I used metal flashing for the roof, distressing and then cutting it with a decorative edge. Finally for the chimney 
used a rusty spout from an oil can.

I hope the birds will love it as much as I do!

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I am Susan, the author and creator at Homeroad. I am a wife, mother of 4 daughters, and a grandmother of 5 and counting. I am a retired teacher, a DIY blogger and an artist at heart. .