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Have beginner skills and a couple of hours? Repurpose a pair of ceiling medallions to create cute, decorative birdhouses.
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Determine the location of the perches in both medallions. Then drill a 3/8" hole in the smaller medallion and a 7/16" hole in the larger one.
Glue a galvanized cap onto the back of each medallion. Place heavy objects such as books on top of them and let dry.
Using a handsaw, cut 3/8"- and 7/16"-diameter dowels to about 3" long. Put a dab of glue on the dowels, and insert them into the holes you drilled in Step 1; let dry.
Spray-paint the medallions in a color of your choice (we used Valspar Golden Maize), let dry, then hang.