Bird Feeding Station From Junk

Bird Feeding Station From Junk

 

 

 

I just can’t seem to part with anything, I always think I can use it for something.  I saved an old rusty metal table from the trash and after working on ideas, I came up with my bird feeding station for junk.  We have many bird feeders and blue bird houses in our backyard and I enjoy watching all the different birds.

I had a great time making my bird feeding station plus it was all made from junk!  This is what I gathered up that was just lying around.

1 –  wrought iron rusty table

1 – Ten foot old wood drapery pole

1 – Bird finial that the tail was broke but I kept thinking I could use for something

2 – Old metal hanging planter hooks

2 – cans of spray paint

 

 

 

First I scraped down the flaking paint on the table and spray painted it. At first I just painted the top and left the legs black but the peacock-blue paint was so pretty, I decided to paint the legs too.

I had another left over can of soft green so I used that to paint the wood pole. For the bird finial, I painted that red and added black and white around the face to make it look like a cardinal.

After the paint dried, hubby screwed in two metal hanging planter hooks, staggering the heights to hang the bird feeders on.  The table had a hole in the center for an umbrella so that’s where we put the pole.

 

 

 

I was trying to figure out where in the yard to put it and since I wanted to be able to view the birds from the family room, I decided to place it next to our raised garden.   Only problem with that, hubby would have to move it every time he mowed so I began to thing of an idea. My first thought was to get 9 square cement garden blocks to set the table on but me not wanting to buy something came up with a great solution. We had 8 ceramic tiles left from our kitchen floor and had been stored in the garage for ten years!  Now we only had 8 and we needed 9…what to do!  So hubby came up with the brilliant idea to but red cedar chips in the center when the pole was. How clever is that!

 

 

 

Table was all painted and positioned on the tiles, hanging hooks were screwed into the painted pole and finial was added to the top. The pole was inserted through the umbrella hole in the table and we filled two bird feeders and hung on the hooks then stood back and looked at our beautiful bird feeding station from junk!

I put a small dish on the top of the table with water for the birds and we change the water daily to watch out for mosquitoes.  The next thing I want to do is add a few hanging flower baskets off the edge of the table top to attract the hummingbirds and butterflies.

So the next time you have junk hanging around, before you toss it, use your imagination to come up with a way to turn your junk into something unique.

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Martha Demeo

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15 Discussion to this post

  1. bushra says:

    your effort are showing in pictures plus you have transform it into brand new look amazing makeover and will try like this at my home soon
    Interesting post, enjoyed a lot
    Thanks for sharing
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  2. Nona says:

    I love it! Re-used and upcycled “junk” always makes me happy. And its a beautiful addiction to your yard. I bet it will only be even MORE lovely when the flowers are added and the critters come to feast.

  3. Sandy KS says:

    What a great idea to recycle old things!! I bet the birds love it.

  4. Martha says:

    Thanks Sandy, I love coming up with projects that are made from scraps or junk. It’s a good way to save the landfill and yes the birds love it. Can’t wait to add flowers around the table for butterflies. Thanks for stopping by!

  5. Martha says:

    Thanks Nona, I have always come up with unique ideas from junk, but I think this tops them all! As for making a beautiful addition to the yard, I now what to spruce it up even more! I too can’t wait to add some flowers. I actually have another table, might try to come up with a different idea for that one! Thanks for visiting my back yard!

  6. Martha says:

    Thanks Bushra, this was one of my favorite make over projects and it’s enjoyable to watch the birds as I’m doing my computer work. BTW, you Stress topic is excellent!

  7. Martha says:

    Thanks Bushra, I enjoy coming up with ideas to turn trash into treasures! The birds love their new feeding station! Great stress topic on your blod!

  8. Jenn says:

    What a cool idea! I, too, love that shade of blue!

  9. Aprille says:

    Beautiful. Love the colours you chose for your brilliant project. A very creative way to use what you have on hand and support wildlife!

  10. Martha says:

    Thank Aprille! Hubby was the one that picked out the color, it’s peacock blue, how perfect for a bird station. LOL We feed the birds all year round and love watching them. Thanks for stopping by.

  11. Martha says:

    Thanks Jenn, I enjoy coming up with new ways to revive old things that are destined for the dump. The blue is such a happy color and now I want to update the entire back yard! Thanks for stopping by.

  12. What an innovative and earth conscious way to help the birds. I know it must be very soothing to watch the birdies fly and eat and enjoy what you have made for them! Great job!

  13. Martha says:

    It is so relaxing to watch them, even when I’m inside working, it does sooth me J. Shan’Trice. I plan to add a few hanging flowers off the edge of the table for butterflies. But me being a bargain hunter, I’m waiting for a good sale. Thanks for stopping by to watch my birds!

  14. I really loved this idea 🙂 Nice way to recycle stuff 🙂

  15. Martha says:

    Thanks Niharika, I love coming up with unique ways to save things from the landfill. The birds love it too! Thanks for visiting with our birds.

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