Sunday, January 3, 2010

Bird Cage Repurposed

It's Metamorphosis Monday!  Join in for inspirational projects and re-makes over at Between Naps On The Porch with our hostess Susan.

This birdcage has been a garden yardifact in two gardens for about the last 10 years.  It originally came from one of the Home Depot Expo Design stores on sale because of some defect that I could never find. :-)



In need of a quickie winter project, I decided to give it a shot of spray paint and bring the outdoors inside.  Hoping some color would bring me a bit of Spring inspiration in the gray days of January here in Northern California.  Right on schedule the sun came out today.  3 cans of spray paint later I have a green birdcage looking for some bling!


And what could its purpose possibly be???
I have not a clue, but it sure was a fun, quick and impossible to
mess up project that took about 2 hours to complete.

I'm guessing its purpose is just to BE and it makes me smile.

Added benefits:
My very curious cat Homer can't get into trouble with the candles.
He has a tendency to want to knock candles over to make me crazier than I am!

Benefit #2 is that it was a chance to test the paint color in the kitchen.
I intend to refinish the butcher block island in this color and I'm
pleased to say I think it will be the perfect color.

Mr. TLRT thought this was truly "for the birds."
Which got me to thinking about all the expressions associated with birds:
A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush
Isn't that just ducky?
Nice weather for ducks
Sing like a canary
Duck
Swan song
Sing like a bird
Pecking order
Hen parties
Ugly duckling
As the crow flies
Eyes like a hawk
Loony
A bird's eye view
Night owl
Robin's egg blue
Nest egg
To quit cold turkey
She took him under her wing
Birds of a feather flock together
Don't ruffle her feathers
Free as a bird
A little bird told me
The birds and the bees
(Strictly) for the birds
A lame duck
Crestfallen

Who can say why my mind works the way it does??? It still makes me smile!!!




16 comments:

  1. That bird cage turned out great! Nice job!

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  2. Oh My! Love your birdcase - so many possibilities!

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  3. The birdcage turned out beautiful. I love that idea. So pretty.

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  4. I like it better green. How fun and festive! I need one of those.

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  5. Beautiful, love that shade of green. Love it's winter home!

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  6. Love, love, love your birdcage..what a statement it makes. hugs ~lynne~

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  7. What wonderful ideas.

    - The Tablescaper

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  8. Hi Candy,
    I have a Fabulous Award for you come by and visit so you can receive it. Follow the direction and pass it on.
    Geri

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  9. What a fabulous bird cage....and a beautiful kitchen - - what a great space - - lucky you!

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  10. The candles look great in it and what a fabulous bird cage it is! I love that you put the bird on the outside of it : D

    Was just getting ready to click on post and realized that two other people said "fabulous" but I wont change it..because IT IS!!!

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  11. I'm so glad you all enjoyed my "flight of fancy". :-)

    It makes such a nice subtle glow when the kitchen is cleaned up and shut down for the evening. Just enough light to sneak a cookie or two!

    Thanks Geri, I appreciate your nice thought.

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  12. DEAR CANDY,
    YOUR BIRD CAGE IS AWESOME...I LOVE THE COLOR YOU PAINTED IT.
    SIMPLY DEBBIE

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  13. Thanks Debbie, I am really pleased with it too!

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  14. Fantastic job on the birdcage and the basket - and may I say: You have a BEAUTIFUL kitchen! :)
    Best regards,
    Gloria

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  15. Thanks Gloria, I'm loving this green spray paint!

    I love my kitchen and all the bright light I get, even on dark winter days.

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