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Upcycled Bird Cage

28 January
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.  

Cari lives on a small farm in Ohio with her husband, three kids, two dogs, two cats, five goats, and several chickens. She loves Gilmore Girls, glitter, coffee, and her kids. But not in that order.