@Sandra Donovan IF you have an idea in mind, I would "google" it and click on images. Now how I work is *since I already have something in mind) I look at what is already out there and merge some parts that I like with what I want.
I paint my birdhouses that I have and that I sell all kinds of fun colors! Birds are color blind LOL so they do not care what the outside looks like~have some fun. These are just 2 of my birdhouses.