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Repurpose ladders into birdhouse stands!

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Mount birdhouses on old ladders to create functional garden accents. I painted the ladders and the birdhouses in the same barn red to make them a grouping. They bring color to a shady area covered with ivy. Best of all, they are occupied!
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  • Judi Winter

    Did you weigh it down so the wind doesn't blow it over?

    • Barb Rosen
      Barb Rosen Wilmington, DE

      @Judi Winter ~ I used ground stakes and wired the bottom of the legs to them.

  • Grossman Frances

    don't cats just walk up the and get the babies??? seems kind of ri

    • Barb Rosen
      Barb Rosen Wilmington, DE

      In our area we do not have a lot of cats roaming around - probably because of all the foxes!! People keep their cats indoors and that has not been a problem, Frances.

  • Anna Ibarra
    Anna Ibarra San Antonio, TX

    How cute they look embedded in the ivy! 😍

    • Barb Rosen
      Barb Rosen Wilmington, DE

      Thanks, Anna! This was a way to have a garden focal point when the area was overgrown in ivy! I have cleaned it out and the "Shutter Garden" is now in it's place (with the ladders!) : )

  • Anna Ibarra
    Anna Ibarra San Antonio, TX

    It looks amazing. How does that ivy stand up in your winters??

    • Barb Rosen
      Barb Rosen Wilmington, DE

      It is English Ivy planted by the previous owners - unfortunately, it is practically indestructible!

  • Anna Ibarra
    Anna Ibarra San Antonio, TX

    It's beautiful.

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