This is actually pretty funny since in general, I don’t really like birds! But we have a great little back corner in our yard that was screaming for a bird bath so I figured why not! I had seen a really cute bird bath idea on Pinterest and thought I would make that “someday”…well this past weekend and today was that day! I had to tweak a few things to make it more to my liking because the pinner made albeit really cute, was just too fru-fru and dainty for my taste.
I wanted something a bit more rustic and low key so the flowers would pop more than the bath itself. Picking just the right color (as always) is hard for me because in my head I always have a specific thought in mind…and it’s always hard to achieve for
some reason! Luckily this wasn’t as difficult as it could have been. Plus I was able to find the color I wanted at Walmart for much less expensive than a hardware store. Once I found the color I found some really great water proof sealant as well and went to work. I was able to paint it all and get it sealed in about 45 minutes! I wanted mine to be more uniform so I bought all clay pots but a PLASTIC saucer for the bath itself. The clay saucer would have been too heavy for the fixture (that’s probably why the original pinner used the glass bowl). Plus we needed to drill a hole in the saucer for it to fit on the bar (for stability) and the clay saucer would have just cracked. With everything spray painted and sealed the hubbin’ and I went to work assembling it! This project was so easy I couldn’t believe it! We finished putting it together last weekend but still needed to buy the flowers which we did today. My oldest and I chose purple, pink and white Impatiens because they are easy to plant. We planted them, watered them, filled the bath and here it is!!
We also hung up a humming bird feeder in the tree that stands right by the bird bath so bring on the birds!!