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DIY Birdhouse

I’ve decided to make friends with some little feathery guys this winter, and if we are lucky, they might find their nesting home with us in the Spring. I’m not sure if the plain is going to work, because A) I haven’t have a birdhouse since I was 10 and I forgot all the tricks and B) There are tons of seagulls where we live. And they are NASTY! So if the nesting won’t happen in the Spring, at least some birds in the neighbourhood get a few snacks on those cold wintery days.

I got a simple birdhouse on sale in one of hardware stores in Dublin for only €4.99. To make it fun, I decided to paint it. I’ve only used permanent waterproof markers (black and red) and varnish on the roof to make it more water resistant. I followed the structure of the birdhouse itself by adding thick black lines along with the sections and a few across. The roof has a very simple roof-tile pattern, almost like 5-years old draw it.

Here is a few words about the inspiration for this DIY project:

I love timber-framed houses and I miss that kind of architecture here in Ireland. In Sopot and Gdansk where I’m from, this is a much more common view. I’ve also spotted a few nice examples in Aberystwyth in Wales and in Germany. The absolute gem in this category for me is Göttingen. I visited this charming city twice and I couldn’t stop walking and looking up, it’s unreal. Thankfully it was nearly untouched during the bombing in World War II, thus it still has this late medieval – early renaissance heritage look and charm.

One of my favourite buildings in Sopot 😍 #architecture #sopot #loves_sopot #poland #tricity #house

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#beautiful #architecture #Aberystwyth #wales #UK A photo posted by Karolina Badzmierowska (@karolinabadz) on

There’s one everywhere!:-) #irish #pub #goettingen #germany #ireland #guinness

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Beautiful #architecture #goettingen #germany A photo posted by Karolina Badzmierowska (@karolinabadz) on

Beautiful #architecture #gottingen #germany

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#lookup #architecture #gottingen #germany A photo posted by Karolina Badzmierowska (@karolinabadz) on

 

Ok, back to the birdhouse! I might have loved this type of architecture, but my birdhouse looks more like from some computers games set in medieval worlds or something, rather than any kind of architectural accuracy:-)

I got a big bag of seeds for the birds, so that should keep us going through the winter. All depending on the appetite though. Here is a few snapshots of the final result. I hope you (and the feathery friends) like it!

x

Karolina

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