Step 1

Use measuring tape to determine the center point of the bird house roof, them mark it with a pencil. Next, add the hole saw attachment to the drill and create a hole along the top of the roof.

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

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

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

Using spray can or quart of primer, coat all wood surfaces with 2-inch angled paint brush.

Apply Primer

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

Step 4

Once the primer has dried, apply color to the wood using 2-inch angled paint brush. TIP: For a whimsical touch, consider painting the roof a different shade of the same color than the house.

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.