Tuesday, August 31, 2010

My White Wednesday...

I have had many comments on my bird bath...
so today I wanted to do a post and explain why it is what it is...
this really great old chair was a rummage sale find...
$1...
from a dealer friend here in town...
the bottom was gone but it had this great crackly, chippy paint going on...
and the turns on the spindles and legs are pretty to me...
the back has a pressed design of dots...
for years we have tried to have bird baths in the yard...
only to be broken time and again through the night...
cats, raccoons and who knows what else, were drinking from them...
and tipping them over trying to get to the water...
this was my last bird bath top...
so I just put it on the chair...
and we have had this one, unbroken, for 3 years now...
it's stable and everyone can drink from it...
then I got the idea of placing the bricks under it...
this is to keep the legs from sinking in the dirt and rotting...
so here it is...
my very shabby, thrifty bird bath...
$13 total...
and the bases for the bird baths are now topped with painted bowling balls...
gazing balls do not have a long lifespan here either!...

Happy White Wednesday!

14 comments:

Nice and Easy Antiques said...

I like it! and I'm sure all the creatures in your backyard do too!!!

Atticmag said...

I think the birdbath is quite brilliant.

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Sue said...

I love the look of your bird bath! The simplicity of it makes it even that more special!

Take care, Sue

Cabin and Cottage said...

Well this just has a great look! The fact that it works so well is a nice extra. I love things like this in the garden!

Lynette Killam said...

That's just brilliant, Tete! I would not have been able to pass up that lovely chair either...great idea with the bricks to set it on!

I ran out of whites for White Wednesdays..I do more with colour and texture, but am enjoying Watery Wednesday now. I will never run out of water photos, as the rate I take them.

Glad you stopped by to check them out. I am indeed lucky to have see so many wonderful places...:)

Lynette

milka said...

i love your birdbath! birdbath is not popular in my country bcoz that will only attract mosquitoes to lay eggs in it.. plus the government officers will visit to give you summon if they see still water in your yard.. but! i still would like to have one! thanks for the idea! hehe planning planning..

The Vintage Attic said...

what a great idea, I relly like how it all comes together.

Melissa

Katherine ( Katie) Corrigan said...

I love your birdbath, so creative and it is up cycled too. It's a lovely way to add charm to your yard and provide a creative bird sanctuary too.
Wishing you happiness, Katherine

Virginia said...

I love old chairs, I like your idea a lot… it looks charming in your garden.
Sweet Blessings,
Virginia

gail said...

Oh Tete, I have a thing for chairs! And what a great idea for a birdbath...so cute. Did you do a new background or am I crazy? It's really pretty. I've been fooling around with mine...such fun.
hugs,
gail

Jeannie B. said...

I do also like your pretty chair. A very good idea!!

Heaven's Walk - said...

Hi Tete! What a wonderful way to repurpose not only a beautiful vintage chair but that saucer,too! I just love the simple rusticness of it all. Pretty garden, too! I love watching the birds at our birdbaths. They always look like they're having so much fun splashing around in them. :) Simple joys.....!

xoxo laurie@heavens-walk

Donna said...

Your chair birdbath is great! Thanks for the idea, I just may have to borrow it! We had a really neat cast iron bird bath, and the top just broke off! I thought cast iron was indestructible!! So rather than just toss it,now I know what to do!

Dee@FrenchBleuVintage said...

What a fabulous idea. Very clever. I had to give up my birdbaths. The kitties were getting too smart. I couldn't live with the guilt:(