These little homes have been lingering around for a long time (White Rose was still in existence!) just waiting for a dash of primer and a bit of paint.
None of this could have happened without the help of the Professor who gamely installed lattice, and helped in all aspects of placement and hanging. The birds seem to heartily approve and have decided that these are Vanity birdhouses...trying to see their images in the copper! ...and the good thing, they look like they've been there forever.