Upcycled Birdcage

Bird cages used to have one purpose: house birds. Now, the possibilities are endless, and have been a trending piece of home decor that can be turned into planters, contain shelves, become gorgeous light fixtures, or simply add candles for a side piece on your table.
Lucky for me, I just so happen to have an outdated bird cage that I have not been able to part with. My dad picked up this amazing find at an auction many, many moons ago, and repainted it a beautiful aqua color. In my old house this color fit in perfectly, but now it's just a little too much. So, I gave it a fresh look, and this baby is like as good as new!
Until recently this poor thing was sitting on my porch just collecting dirt, and becoming a nice home for a few spiders.
And of course, I used my go-to spray paint to make this baby sparkleeeee!
Rust-oleum's Oil Rubbed Bronze all the way :)
I know I say it all the time, but seriously, I love how paint can make all the difference.
That's it! Just a little bit of paint, and I stopped by my local "thrift/funky junk yard" for these interior finds. I paid a whopping $2 for the three books, and a quarter for the teacup and saucer. It doesn't get much better than that!
So simple, but makes all the difference on this table. This little side table in our living room now looks complete and like a million bucks. In love!

LZ @The Summery Umbrella
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  • Sassy Sassy on Mar 09, 2019

    Love any bird cage project...they come in so many different shapes and sizes.

    Work well with Victorian style décor, plants, pearls, flowers...ideas are endless.

    Thanks for sharing.

  • Linda Sue Linda Sue on Mar 27, 2019

    thank you so much ! I have several bird cages from when I used to breed zebra finches . Now I can use them to decorate !!