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Thrift Store Bird Cage Makeover

04 June
When I decided to do my dining room in French country, I went on a mission for a bird cage.  I saw them everywhere, but suddenly, I couldn't find one anywhere!  Finally, weeks later I went to my local Habitat for Humanity Restore and found this beauty.  I gasped and ran so no one would get this beauty.  I didn't need to worry about anyone snagging it because it was pretty ugly to any non-crafty person.

I spray painted the entire thing black, which was not easy!  It took several days and several coats of paint to get all those wires black.  

Next, I added some cute little bird die cuts that I used to sell in my Etsy shop.  They are made from double sided Amy Butler paper in blue, pink and green.  I used fishing line to hang them, so they look like they are hanging.  I also lined the bottom with coordinating striped paper from the same collection.

It turned out beautiful!  I could have sold this thing right off my wall 10 times every time I had a guests over.
Cari Dunn
Cari Dunn

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.


  1. I'm a bird house/bird cage collector myself. Bought a cute twig one at a resale shop yesterday. I like the die cut birds in yours. I'm thinking maybe of hanging a crystal bird in mine now. Thanks for the inspiration. for what it's worth


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