June 25, 2010

Impromptu Birdbath

While out in the garden this morning I was inspired by the birds - literally!

Every year at this time our backyard is home to at least three sets of birds that seem to think our pine trees the perfect place to build a nest and raise there young.  This morning I notice one feathered friend splashing around in a sallow galvanized tub. 

Instantly the gears started turning trying to figure out how to make the tub a more permanent structure in my garden. 

What do you think?

An overturned bucket and a oil pan - - instant birdbath!
I mean seriously, this galvanized metal junkie is in hog heaven right now.

The bucket used as a base is normally my weeding bucket and the top I picked up a couple years ago at Fleet Farm (uh oh! my roots are showing!).  I found it in the horse and livestock section and I think it's supposed to be a feed bucket of some sort.  I've also noticed them in the auto parts section marked as an oil pan.  Whatever the original purpose, I picked it up to use as a planter on my deck.
Today it's a birdbath - how's that for multi-functional!

She seems to like her new home in the veggie garden - pretty sure she smiled at me - might have even seen a winked!  ha ha

What do you think?
Is she a keeper?
I'm thinking YES!

Hope you all have a lovely weekend.  Here's to hoping the rain holds off until I can get the lawn mowed and some much needed weeding at least started!

Thanks for stopping by,



  1. I.LOVE.IT. There isn't a metal bucket or tub I don't love. ;-) I'm thinking I TOTALLY need a trip to the Fulton, IL junk barn to get more metal....so I can have a bird bath too! :-)

  2. Love your birdie bath....and so will your feathered friends! Lovely blog you have here. Happy new week!

  3. Great idea. Birds love to play in the water when it's hot. Love your bookshelf headboard. It's adorable. Mimi

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