Sunday, July 22, 2012

A Bird’s Eye View

Coming back from New Braunfels last month, I wanted to stop in some different places. I had been wanting to visit Smithville, TX. This is the where Sandra Bullock goes home to in the movie Hope Floats. I found this cute bird cage Dixie’s Den off Hwy 71. I spent a whole $10! I also filled up my the back of my Commander with other goodies. SCORE!
Bird cage Before
I wasn’t quite sure what I was going to do with it. I was digging around in the laundry room and came across a Hemma light kit I had bought from Ikea years ago. It retails for a whopping $5 these days!
HEMMA Cord set IKEA
Eureka! I painted the bird cage with Rust-Oleum Painter’s Touch in Heirloom White. Just a light coat. I dropped the light from the top of the cage and cut 2 strips of canvas drop cloth to weave through the cage to diffuse the light.
I love how it turned out!
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Y’all have a great week!
Love, Whyt

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23 comments:

  1. That is super cute!! Great idea!

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    1. That's why I was asking about the cage stand! :-)

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  2. Very clever from a creative soul!

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  3. oh. my. goodness. That is wonderful!
    Thank you for sharing!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Shannon! I have so much fun being crafty!

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  4. Looks great! Decorative and useful too.

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    1. Thanks Stephanie! I also stopped by Guilded Junque. Soo cute!

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  5. What a cute idea!! I just saved an couple old cages, one I've painted and am using as a feeder (mind you the chipmunks like it better than the birds!) and the other...still not sure what I'm doing with it. Too big for a light in the house, but might work outside!
    Thanks for the tip, saw you at Debbiedoos Newbie Party.
    Debbie :)

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Whyt's Whimsy... Didn't know this about blogger either, UGH!

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    2. And thanks for your visit & comment! Nice to meet you. :)

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  6. You did a fabulous job! I love bird cage decor!! :)

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  7. I love bird cages, and you transformed that in a really fun way! I'm your newest follower (a fellow newbie at Debbiedoo's) Hope you stop by and say hello :)
    Susan

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  8. That. is. AWESOME! I love it! Thanks for linking up with the Weekend Blog Walk! New follower. :)

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  9. This is adorable. I love it uniqueness! Great find and great job re-purposing it!

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  10. How cool is that? It looks great! I love the shadows it casts on the wall :)

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  11. What a great idea! Thanks for linking up with me for Friday Favorites. Please come back and link up again this week!

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  12. super cute light! :) I never find old birdcages.

    great job Whytney!
    gail

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  13. So cute! I like the pattern it makes on the wall. The canvas drop cloth was a clever idea...nobody wants a big honkin' light staring 'em in the face! Came here via CCC, Pat

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  14. Fabulous! What a great idea! Thanks for sharing!
    Blessings,
    Carrie

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  15. Oh. My. Gosh. I love this!!!! I've bypassed so many birdcages but no more!!!!

    Am sharing this over at I Love That Junk and other various places tonight! :) Thanks for linking up to Party Junk / Unique Lighting!

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  16. Saw this at I Love That Junk. Shared on Twitter, Facebook, and Google. Love the way you used the cage. Good idea. Also, the drop cloth light diffuser was very original, at least i have not seen it before.

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  17. I just love this idea!!!! I would just LOVE to make one for our new backyard covered patio area when it is finished! I am a complete sucker for all birdie things! And the tip about using the burlap to diffuse the light is just plain genius! Thank you so much for the inspiration!

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