Saturday, January 28, 2012

Upcycled Bird Cage

I can post again!  Got a new laptop, so I'm back.  Yay!  

Here's just one project I worked on while I was gone.  I picked up this wood bird cage at a thrift store for $4! Squeeee!  I'm sure no one saw the potential in this baby!

Cell phone pic -- I was too excited to get a good pic!

This thing had been painted multiple times, and quite a few coats stuck together on the wires.  I sanded it and used a wire brush to remove the big chunks.  Then I primed and painted.  That took forever to get both sides of the wires and the inside.  Just when I thought I was done, I'd pick it up and find more white.  

After I got it all black, I realized it needed something.  I used fishing line to attach my Amy Butler chickadees  die cuts inside and lined the bottom with coordinating Amy Butler paper.  

This is it now!  I am absolutely in love.  I hung it in my foyer, so it's the first thing you see when you walk in.  Oddly, no one seems to be as in love with it as I am.  They just aren't as cool as me, I guess.