Step 1

Add Hole

Use measuring tape to determine the center point of the birdhouse roof, then mark it with a pencil. Add a hole-saw attachment to a drill to make a hole in the top of the roof.

Step 2

Sand Wood Surface

Smooth the surface of the wood using sanding block and fine-grit sandpaper. Then wipe the surface clean using damp cloth. 

Step 3

Apply Primer

Coat the entire surface of the birdhouse with primer. Use either spray primer or brush-on.

Step 4

Add Some Color

Once the primer has dried, apply color to the birdhouse.

Pro Tip

For a whimsical touch, consider painting the roof and the base of the house different shades of the same color. 

Step 5

Insert Pendant Kit and Lightbulb

Thread the cord of the pendant kit through up inside of the birdhouse and through the hole in the roof. Screw filament bulb up into the socket of the pendant kit. Once secure, plug pendant kit into outlet.