Saturday, May 31, 2014

Memorial Weekend

Jeez, I'm so behind on my blogging! I'm going to lose all of my new followers pretty soon if I don't get going here!

So we had a wonderful Memorial Weekend. The weather was beyond gorgeous. Warm and sunny during the day and cooler at night for good sleeping! After the winter we had it is so nice to be able to enjoy being outside!

On Saturday we went to Brad's aunts house for a barbecue. We had good food and even played some games. It was nice to be there and get to know Brads family. They are nice people and I am excited to be joining our families.

On Sunday I made a bird bath using Terra cotta pots. It's an idea I got off of Pinterest of course.


I painted them using the same paint that I used on my front door a few years ago.It's good exterior paint and I love the color.



The we put put them together. First this way.




Didn't really like it that way.We wanted it just a little bit taller.

So we put them this way.



Much better.

The bowl is a old pasta bowl that I got at a garage sale or a rummage sale several years ago. It's been sitting in the basement all this time. I never really put pasta in it because it's a little pitted inside and it just never seemed clean enough to me!



It's  perfect for my birdbath though!

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Rich approves! I stenciled some birds on it and we put it together with some glue and a couple bolts.


Here it is in place in the backyard. I put a few rocks and some water inside.



And within a few hours there was a bird in it already! I love it!

On Monday we had the kids over for a barbecue. They were duly impressed with my craftiness!

It was a perfect weekend!

Until the next time.....

11 comments:

Inger said...

That is so creative. I know the birds will appreciate it.

Sally Crowe said...

So glad the weekend was good. It sounds like Brad has a nice family too.

Hey! You know (or maybe not) I have one of those flower pot birdbaths too. My sis in law made it for my mom many years ago, and I haul it around wherever I live.

You and Rich did a great job! Love it!

Have a nice Sunday, buddy!

jody said...

I am soo behind with my blogging too! I love love your bird bath and the joint participation! Id really like to make one! I will add it to my list! Id like to make cement bee skips too... Sounds like you had a nice bonding day with the family to be also! Enjoy your day!!

Judy said...

Oh I love it!!! I put a new bird bath out Friday and have seen no bird in it!!! Danggit! It is right near the feeding station--perhaps I have birds that like to be dusty and dirty?

Sally Crowe said...

AND, I love your header. :)

Donna said...

I like Your way best as well! Love it!
So neat!!
Glad you had a fun Memorial Day!
hughugs

Grandma K said...

It is really cute! Great idea.

Coffee Lady said...

I love that idea!!! Thanks - I think I will put that on my list of things to do (that I never get around to)

sonia a. mascaro said...

What a creative idea! Love it!

sonia a. mascaro said...

Ah! Your header is gorgeous!

Donna said...

Great job on the bird bath! I especially like the red color. And your new header is stunning!