Friday, July 26, 2013

Bird Cage Re-Vamp


The look of bird cages as decorative accents is quite appealing.

In magazine pages and on Pinterest, one can see dozens upon dozens of bird cages used to decorate.



So when I found a wrought iron bird cage in a thrift store for less than $7.00, I had to buy it.



Then came the revamp!  First, I painted  it white with a brush dipped in paint, rather than spray paint.



Luckily, I had some faux roses. Even though they are peach color instead of pink, I used them to decorate the top of the cage.

Hubs glued a little peachy bird inside to complete the look.


The only thing missing is bird song!

The cage is now hanging from an enclosed side porch that I just love.

If interested, you can read another post on the bird cage, shortly after its purchase, and before the revamp, here.

Joining Thrifty Things Friday on Diann's blog, The  Thrifty  Groove. and Linda's Blog  A La Carte.
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13 comments:

Nellie said...

What pretty work you accomplished with that bird cage!

Bookie said...

Wow, your revamp looks swell, Susan! Those roses look real. Why did you choose to paint with a brush instead of spray?

Chatty Crone said...

I think your cage is gorgeous - but I think you need a beautiful bird to go in it. sandie

diane.stetson said...

I think you need a real bird in that cage to give Honey Cat something to hunt for..ha ha ha.

Jeanette Ann O'Donnell said...

Nice,I love bird cages too. You can use them in so many different ways.

Leann said...

Love it Susan - I just bought one at a craft store!! We are in the know:)

Enjoy your weekend!

Leann

Linda O'Connell said...

You are such a crafty decorator.

rebecca said...

I couldn't resist a photo of a new birdcage (tall & very narrow) at the shop we visited yesterday!

Yours is GREAT - and the price was right, too.

I am curious about why you brushed rather than sprayed. Just what was on hand????? It turned out beautifully!

marianne said...

Just love your revamped bird cage. The peach color is great against the white cage. You could play a recording of birdsong for a finishing touch.

I do have a white birdcage also and decorate it for the different seasons. It is sitting on a side table and sometimes I put a plant or even cards inside. Sometime a faux bird will sit outside and sometimes inside and sometimes on top. They are a fun decoration and add a certain atmosphere to a room. An enclosed porch sounds like a great place for your birdcage.

Terri Tiffany said...

I have a brown birdcage and never thought about repainting it. Hmm... love what you do!

Merlesworld said...

I do like bird cages too but would never put a live bird in the, I have a few and all my birds are fake ones.
Merle..........

Ceil said...

Hi Susan! I am coming over to your blog from Heart and Hearth.

I am not too crafty, but I love looking at what other people do. And I love Pinterest too :)

The change in this bird cage is amazing! So cute! I love my porch too, and I am sure your cage is a precious addition!

So nice to meet you!
Ceil

Diann said...

Wow Susan, that birdcage was a great find! It looks so pretty and I love that it is a large one! Thank you for sharing it with us at TTF this week!

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