Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Here Birdie, Birdie, Birdie!

When Charm is napping and Bill and I are painting in the garage, Lucky paints too:

 Here are a few more art projects from the last several months:

Lately, she's been painting birdhouses like this:

I usually buy them for under a dollar with coupons at Michael's or Joann's.  This picture shows my current stock pile.  Bill and I may have a few paint projects on the docket for the next couple months, which means Lucky is going to be very busy with her bird houses.  (Lucky just informed me that she will be taking birdhouse orders for her Grandparents if anyone is interested:).)

Here are her latest two bird homes drying in the garage after a coat of spray gloss:

 And here they are all ready to be hung in a tree with zip ties:

 Tree Proud:

 They join two bird houses we had hanging in the backyard already:

Lucky loves her bird house tree, and so do we.  They are subtle from a distance and bright and cheery up close.  They keep Lucky busy and happy when we are painting, which keeps everyone happy and productive.  Charm will probably get in on the action when he's a little older and nap times are a thing of the past. 

Did anyone notice the landscape difference from a couple weeks back?  Here's a before picture of the same area:

See more before pictures in this landscaping post.  I think it's pretty safe to say that we're calling our landscape work done for the year.  We still have a bit of work to do next year, including purchasing a tree or two and a few more plants, but the really difficult stuff (sod cutting, sod removal, dirt hauling, edging etc.) is behind us.  Thank goodness!  I'll be posting a final 'Backyard Landscaping Reveal' post later this week. 


  1. I love the bird houses--Lucky does a beautiful job painting. I'd be happy to "place an order." :)

  2. Gail, would you like a red one?:)