This bird house was bought about 8 years ago for my family room. I've since changed my decor. So I've had it in my garage for a while. I decided making it a planter for my deck would be a good way to re-purpose this bird house. I put several coats of polyurethane inside and out. I drilled holes in the base of the bird house and the drawers. I added a few succulents and this bird house that I was going to give to Good Will has a new life. Re-purposing an item that was meant for inside my house is now a great outside planter.