When we moved in this house, almost 3 years ago, there was an old bird bath in the yard. Concrete, painted white with a squirrel, it’s not something I would have picked out, but we would clean it and put water in it frequently for the birds.
Over the weekend we bought some native flower and grass seed mix for Rocky and spent a good amount of time pulling weeds, trimming the roses and looking at this awful bird bath. Then I got to thinking about changing it. I didn’t like it already so what was the worst that could happen.
I cleaned it and got out my crafting acrylic paints, probably not the best paint for an outdoor piece, but it didn’t matter. First I was just going to paint yellow petals on the bowl, but then I got out the green, the red, the blue and well, I just got a little carried away. Then, the hubby suggested that I make the squirrel into a lizard. I scoffed and said that it couldn’t be done. Then he chipped away the squirrel’s ears, making it look a little more lizard like which gave me no other choice then to go with it.
I think it’s fun and colorful, the kids love it, the birds love it and our back yard is better for it. It goes nicely with the rose blooms and hopefully soon, some native grass and flowers.