I thought this house needed more contrast against the white deck, so I grabbed a spray can and gave it a squirt or two of green paint. The entrance had also been eaten away by squirrels, so I added more grapevine to cover the damage.
They look a little forlorn right now, but it won't be long before this area is overflowing with plants, etc.
Since I had the can of paint out, I also painted this unfinished piece I've had in the garage for the past few years. I'm thinking it will look nice full of orange impatiens.
I have never seen a bird take up residence in this little house, but I have had tree frogs in there.
This little house is really a bird feeder, but I use it as a planter for hens and chicks.
Last fall I just pulled the hens and chicks out (there is a layer of landscape fabric underneath) and tossed them in this barrel. They survived quite nicely. Yesterday I just picked them up and layed them back in the feeder area.