Thursday, April 29, 2010

Bird Cage Redo

Once upon a time a family had a formal living and dining room. Then, it just so happened that one day a special little girl was born. Her parents wanted her to have her own room (she has 3 older brothers). Being the innovative people they were and still are, they turned their formal living room into a dining room and changed the dining room into the little girl's room.

Who cares? I DO. That story was about my brother's family. So, the last time we visited, my WONDERFUL sister-in-law, Nicole gave me some great items. They still had a lot of leftovers that once used to be in their living room. Score for me! Ryan really didn't want me hitting any thrift stores while I down the shore visiting. Guess what? Didn't have to now, did I?

I was sent home with a new coffee table and matching end table, another coffee table that is one big shadow box, a little shelf, random hockey gear, old snow boots for Johnsie, which I don't think have ever been worn, and a super cute bird cage that is like 2 feet tall.

The flowers that were painted on this were really pretty, but I had no idea how to salvage them and still paint the rest of the cage. So bye, bye to the flowers.

I picked up 2 of the really cute birds I see everyone buying from the Dollar Tree.

Sprayed painted the cage silver.

Sprayed the little birdies white. I don't really like the one on the bottom of this pic so, I think I am going to run and get another one like the bird on top.

Bought a silver candle holder from the thrift store.

Formed a nest from

this stuff.

Last week I found these at Joann's for 75% off. They were about $1.25.

They work perfect in my nest. Being a science teacher, I have always had a thing for nests. I have quite a few of them stored away with my classroom materials. I actually have one that we found in our lilac bush that was made completely out of Lancelot's (our dog) fur. So cool.

The "finished" piece. I am currently keeping an eye out for another candle stick. I want two in here and I for sure want the other one taller. I will probably paint it black. Who knows.

The flowers you see are the ones my boys bought for me the other day when I was in the hospital. Gotta love my boys. And yes, gotta love my girl too. Made sure to add that in there for you Chickie because I know you are reading this. Miss you!!

And next time I visit the family, Nicole said I can look up in their attic. Can't wait.


Marlene said...

How adorable!

Denise said...

Stopping by from The Girl Creative’s New Friend Friday. I am your newest follower. Love the bird cage!

Debbie said...

THat was so clever and creative, and birds are so in this year....I may have to come up with a bird project! Stopped over from NFF...hope to see you over at my blog too!

Melissa said...

I really like how the this turned out specially the birdcage are very lucky to have somebody give something like that too you...

Kelli @ RTSM said...

I love the birdcage! We are redoing our living room...I may have to look for one at a thrift store. I like the bird on the candle holder too!

Brandi @ Frugal Farmhouse said...

I love those dollar store birds, they make me smile! I'm over from New Friend Friday at The Girl Creative. I'm your newest follower :)

Nancy said...

Oh, cindy...I love the birdcage makeover! It all looks so cute. My favorite is that silver candlestick. Big score for you! That is lovely!