Saturday, June 9, 2012

Birdcage Bliss!

Last week I picked up an antique birdcage at an estate sell for $3. I didn't take a true "before" picture (wish I had), but inside the cage it had a branch stuck in some foam with a fake bird perched atop it. Before I bought it I made sure the bottom opened up so I could take out the old filler and make it over into something more appealing to me.
My antique birdcage--about 18" tall

Of course my boys immediately wanted to play with the fake bird and its home! :) They are still playing with that bird days later!

My plan for the birdcage (barring some catastrophe made by little hands!) is to give it a makeover and use it as part of my living room decor. With that in mind, I've been perusing Pinterest to get some ideas and I need your help! What would you do with an empty birdcage??





Source: google.com via Audrey on Pinterest

Fill it with flowers or greenery?






Paint it another color?



Source: google.co.nz via Audrey on Pinterest


Make it dainty and feminine?











Or keep it simple and rustic?






Can't wait to hear your ideas!

Audrey

5 comments:

  1. I vote for painting it!! Love the turquoise :-) or any other bright color that would go in your living room. Maybe yellow...? Pretty! Great find.

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  2. Rustic... love the natural and rough beauty in things.
    Josie
    Www.runningfromchaotic.com

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  3. Paint it. Then fill it with some unique "collectable" item that doesn't necessarily belong in a bird cage. Maybe hang several small stain glass pieces, then hang the whole thing in a sunny window. But that's just me. :-)

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  4. What does the space you want to put it in look like?!

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  5. Good question, Mindy! :) My living room has reds and golds with different shades of brown furniture. So, I'm thinking no to the dainty and feminine option. :) I've definitely decided to give it some color, so just still working the color options out in my mind. It'll be standing on my piano against my goldish-tan wall.

    By the way, I'm loving all the suggestions! So much fun for me to read and think about!

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