Asked on Oct 6, 2017

Birdhouse Ideas

Carol AnnSandy RodeLem28410398


I found this birdhouse by the curb waiting to be picked up by the trash collectors. It is too beautiful to go to the landfill.

I was thinking about spray painting it white and then accenting the wood frame but I am not sure how. Any ideas would be appreciated. Thanks a bunch!
9 answers
  • Weepnseoul
    on Oct 6, 2017

    first of all, what a beautiful find! if you want to spray paint it, i would recommend primer first, (just my opinion) then use a rustoleum spray paint. if keeping outside - prevent rusting, if I'm correct, those are metal bars. if you want to do it professionally, and have time, I would take out the bars, (depending on difficulty), otherwise, spray painting is a good idea. May take some times, as it looks like there are many difficult to reach spaces. When you're done, would love to see a finished pic.
  • FL
    on Oct 6, 2017

    It looks like a reproduction Victorian bird cage. Painting it all white is an awesome idea and would fir with many décor styles like French Country, Shabby Chic and Country/Rustic.
  • Lisa L Smith
    on Oct 6, 2017

    those are so pretty.

  • Fauxgal
    on Oct 6, 2017

    It's gorgeous! Maybe accent the the windows and door, ball tops, and the very bottom wood, with your color. I like aqua!
  • Pjo26908388
    on Oct 6, 2017

    I can see why you brought the bird cage home, it is awesome! I love it just the way it is. Real wood is so warm and welcoming. A good dusting and some lemon oil will brighten the wood tones.
    Color can be added with what you add inside like white led lights and a colorful paper or fabric on the floor.

    Whatever you decide, it is a lovely find!
  • Diane Weldy Tavegia
    on Oct 6, 2017

    I'd go 'shabby chic' and use some light brown or pale gray paint on a rag or a block of wood lightly rubbed onto corners or other areas that would have gotten some wear and tear naturally, or just use sand paper in spots to let the original finish show through.
  • Lem28410398
    on Oct 8, 2017

    Just leave it alone. Wood is not meant to be painted. It is just right how it is.
  • Sandy Rode
    on Oct 9, 2017

    I would leave the wood as is and just freshen up put lots of vining plants inside and add color with fairies and decorationS. it is so sad to me that someone would throw the beautiful cage away.

  • Carol Ann
    on Oct 9, 2017

    Ohhhhh! If it was mine...Boho colors!! Gorgeous piece, what a find!!
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