The No Hearts Bird Cage Makeover.
You guys get two diy projects in this post. One is a bird cage makeover and the other is a rusty crusty auction find I cleaned up and repurposed. The bird cage makeover isn’t only about paint. There is an added twist.
I bought the birdcage at a local flea market. The price was good but the hearts were not. I’m not a fan of heart designs on home décor, maybe for Valentines day but that’s it. How to hide the hearts was the question. I first thought about making a thin wood frame around the bottom part of the cage to cover the hearts and I was going with that plan until I spotted something else in my junk stash.
I used my favorite spray paint, Rustoleum Heirloom Satin, to cover the not so pretty original color of the birdhouse. Now to hide the hearts. I found the braid/woven/straw trim on a shelf in the workshop. I remember buying the trim at Goodwill a long time ago. I don’t remember the price but it couldn’t have been very much. Not sure what the trim was originally meant for, probably not a bird cage, but I knew how I was going to use it.
I pulled out my sad little hot glue gun and began gluing the braided trim all around the bird cage starting at the bottom of the cage. I use popsicle sticks, tweezers, or something similar, when working with hot glue. The unique diy tools are just what is needed to keep from getting burnt fingertips. I use them to hold the trim or whatever I’m working with against the project surface until the glue is set.
It took three laps around the cage to cover the hearts. After the braid was glued to the cage I used more glue on the inside of the cage to make sure the trim didn’t come off.
White Bird Cage Makeover
The bird cage has a totally different look now. The white is much better than the green and the hearts are hidden.
The bottom of the cage slides out to put whatever into the cage. I added a few white pumpkins and a bit of faux greenery. I might find one of those soft white feathery bird ornaments to put in the bird cage for a sweet Christmas display.
That’s it for the bird cage, moving on to the next project.
You guys might remember this newspaper log roller from an earlier post. I bought it at an auction with the idea of using it to display small white pumpkins….and that’s what I did.
The log roller was missing some parts which was fine with me. It was rusty and crusty inside and out. I cleaned it first with Simple Green then went over it with Howard’s Feed n Wax. I cleaned and cleaned and waxed and waxed.
I also used the Howard's on the wood handle where the finish was all worn off.
Before adding the pumpkins to the log roller I lined the bottom with store bought moss greenery stuff. Next I added the pumpkins, some faux greenery, and a few glittery spiders.
The two goblin figurines have been around for a while. I don’t remember where or when I bought them. The fun Fall display looks great on the fireplace hearth.
That’s it for today. Short and sweet……and simple projects. Have you guys bought any pumpkins or gourds yet? My white ones came from a local flower/vegetable stand.
I took Sofi and friends to the pumpkin patch last week but because of heavy rains the pumpkins were scarce. I hope when I return home next week (from Arkansas) there will be all kinds of pumpkins to choose from.
I’m so glad Fall is here even though the weather is still warm. I love the leaves changing colors and noise they make rustling along the ground in the wind. My favorite season is Fall what about you?
As always thanks for being here and have a great day, Kathy