Birdcage transformed


Indescribable, I have to show you a "before" picture.  It was such an ugly dirty little thing.



Here it is with a coat of Heirloom White (Rustoleum).



I like to use a heavy duty face mask, for safety, and this spray paint grip (Rustoleum) for comfort and control.

I love the patina - you can't get that with newer wood.

I picked out some pretty scrapbook papers, the stripes were chosen so that they would have maximum impact even though I was only going to use small strips.

I carefully cut my scrapbook paper to cover the floor of the cage, the door, and parts of the frame.
I used Mod Podge and a small paintbrush to decoupage it on.
I wanted to darken the white a little lot, but Distress ink (Ranger) in tea dye did not work so well.  I finally caved in and got a quart of Smoke Glaze (Ralph Lauren) from Home Depot (they are discontinuing RL!)
I just put an old sock over a glove and liberally smeared it on.
Ummmmm, still not quite right...
It needed more contrast, so I painted some bits black and sanded in a few places...
Wow. That's much nicer.

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13 Responses
  1. Ahhhh.... that's lovely, that is... I have to say that I was a little: "Where is she going with this" when I saw that not so nice looking birdcage (I was slightly grossed out, even) but the finished product with the candles... "C'est magnifique!" and with the paper and paint job it will look beautiful by day and night!




  2. Coming over from Funky Junk Interiors. Love the name of your blog first! And second your birdcage transformation came out great! =) New follower now!


  3. I love how you added the paper around the door and base. That really add a pop to the cage. I too love your blog title.
    Thanks for sharing.



  4. Gorgeous! I especially love that you covered the floor of the cage in that beautiful paper.


  5. Super duper cute. But it looks as if it is wood. Guess not or you wouldn't be burning candles in it.



  6. Very nice! love your blog name...i followed just cause your so cute!


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