thrift store birdbath

How to Make a Birdbath out of Junk

Recently, we remodeled our bathroom.  We were left with a sink with an old sink from the demo. We tried to give the old sink away, but no one needed it, so I decided to turn it into a birdbath.

First, I removed the sink from the pedestal. Then, I buried about 4 inches of it to make it stable.


reusing an old sink

I ran to the local Goodwill and grabbed some old dishes to use in my birdbath. I ended up getting a serving platter, a smaller plastic tray, a pretty glass and a little crystal bowl. It all cost me around $3.



supplies to make a bird bath
My Goodwill finds and some spray paint I had leftover from a previous project.
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Next, I used E6000 glue to stick the serving tray to the top of the sink base and spray painted it all purple.

step one to making a birdbath


I spray painted some of the details on the smaller items. Then, I used the E6000 glue to glue the rest of my Goodwill finds to the tray.

bird bath made from junk


Finally, my daughter planted irises around the base.

thrift store birdbath


We did this over the winter. Now we have grass growing around everything and the irises are beginning to bloom. The purple of the irises are so nice with the color of the birdbath.



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