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New use for old trestle


New use for old trestle

We were going to throw this away until I had this idea. Just needs a coat of paint now.



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I can see the florist in you there.....great idea,P.......will you be using the bluey/green colour?

22 Aug, 2012

 

that looks really lovely!!! i especially like that little house

22 Aug, 2012

 

I agree,Sticki.....the little house looks Austrian!

22 Aug, 2012

 

Yes I think so J. If there is enough left, otherwise, Ill do a mix up with whats in the garage, but it will be bluey/greeney.
Sticki that little house is a little nest box for the birdies. I got it in the new year GC sale for half price.

22 Aug, 2012

 

very posh nest boxes round your way poppylover!!! must be in the exclusive housing market!!!! its lovely

there is a lady near here that makes lots of quilts ~ but very arty type not the traditional, she is really good and a very nice lady. in her garden she has a row of bird boxes, she asked her family to send her one each for christmas one year, they look really effective!

22 Aug, 2012

 

That's lovely - will make a stunning feature once you have put the finishing touches too it :)

22 Aug, 2012

 

Good bit of recycling there!!

22 Aug, 2012

 

I like this , as well as paint it would look very nice wood stained and easier to do?

22 Aug, 2012

 

Thanks everyone for your encouraging comments. My OH had phoned the council to ask them to collect it. I then had to ask him to phone again and cancel!! I like the idea of the multiple bird boxes Sticki. I saw someone had made one as a replica of the Taj Mahal in a magazine recently! really wacky.

22 Aug, 2012

 

it was nice because not only did they look attractive but i should imagine its a bit like a street and you could watch and be saying something like ~ oh look today mr and mrs robin have moved into number 7 etc!!! but you would also be remembering which person gave which ~ they were all different.

22 Aug, 2012

 

Yes now youve got me thinking - where can I do that! lol

23 Aug, 2012

 

Sounds great Sticki, now youve got me wondering - where can I put my little terrace of birdie houses and what should the 'street' be called? Robin Row??

23 Aug, 2012

 

or Blue Tit Terrace???

23 Aug, 2012

 

I quite like Blue Tit Terrace - dont forget the bottle of milk though

23 Aug, 2012

 

lulu has a mosaic that would fit perfectly with it!!!

23 Aug, 2012

 

Looks great, clever you, I like the idea of a terrace too:-)

23 Aug, 2012

 

Lulu's bluetit mosaic would be so good there!

23 Aug, 2012

 

Bluetit terrace it will be! Thanks all for your suggestions.

24 Aug, 2012

 

:-) will look forward to a photo!!!! if i ever get a chance i will try to get a picture of the bird houses on the fence near here ~ but they are not visible from the road! have to wait till the lady has an open day again!!

24 Aug, 2012

 

If I was a mouse, I'd live in that house, Lol.

I think it should be squirrel Street PL, Lol.

24 Aug, 2012

 

Ill look forward to that Sticki.
Psst Willi, dont talk about the squirrels!

24 Aug, 2012

 

Hi poppylover99 When I had 5 old nest boxes I joined them together in a staggered run. I made a Terrace Des- Res for Sparrows . I counted 42 Sparrows old /young in the block.

Sparrows are in the decline, they need our help!.

13 Nov, 2012

 

Im going to wait until the january sales to look out for some more bird boxes to do a little bird terrace Sunne. I did the RSPB bird watch earlier this year in my garden. I didnt see a single sparrow :-( We get lots of blue tits though:-))

13 Nov, 2012

 

a lady who lives near here asked her family for bird boxes for christmas so everyone gave her a different little bird box, she put them all up in a row on the top of the fence, they got a couple of blue tit families but the bird boxes looked great!

13 Nov, 2012



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