So back in our heyday of high school, and during the lazy days of summer, Ryan and I needed projects to fill our time. (Sitting in Ryan's garage listening to him and Scott play Tool could only take up so much time.) One day we decided it would be fun to go to Michael's/Jo Ann's and buy those unpainted wood items, and paint them.
We both liked to draw and each had an artistic side, so while this might sound lame to most, we were both pretty excited about it. We settled on a joint-painted project of a bird house. We even bought a white picket fence to paint and adhere to the home. We spent a good while on the house, and each took different parts. Ryan did the chimney and tree, I did the roof and the back window. The house was a bright blue. It was cute.
And then it went to live in Ryan's room, never to see a real bird (we put a bird beanie baby in the hole). And there it hang since 2002.
So when we were at his parent's house grabbing some items we stored there, I spotted the bird house and screamed with delight! We immediately took it down from its post, removed Tweety, and took it home with our other loot.
I really wanted to hang it outside, but didn't want to have the house get ruined. So I went to Lowe's and picked up an exterior sealer. (Let's pretend it's non-toxic.) I had a minor fence repair to do- let's face it, all homes have work- and then went to town spraying the house to protect it from the elements.
We then hung it outside, so Riley could watch the birds.
And there it hangs. And it makes me smile. Who'd thought a summer project from '02 would end up in our home nine years later. <3