You know when you see something at an antique store and you CANNOT get it out of your mind? But the price is so pricey that you CANNOT pay that much for it and still call yourself the Queen Bee of all things thrifty?
That was me with this awesome chippy old birdcage I have been ogling at my local antique place. It was green and old and a little bit rusty and a little bit crusty.
And just about perfect. Except for the $49 price tag.
So imagine my surprise when I’m at a yard sale and the lady has 3 birdcages all lined up and ready to sell. I casually asked how much one of those “beat up old birdcages” were.
A buck. SOLD.
Well, today I am partnering up with a new group of bloggers in a thrift store repurpose and decorating group called Thrifty Style Team (you can see all my friend’s awesome ideas down toward the end of this tutorial).
And I thought I’d start off with how I repurposed my $1 birdcage into a birdcage planter.
Luckily it came with a burnt out light bulb, some mouse droppings and a chewed on bird cuttlebone (I had to Google that because I had no idea what to call that nasty thing).
Lacey was fascinated with the cage. I think she thought a bird was still living in it.
After I Lysol-ed out the cage, I decided to spray paint it a vintage green color.
And planted some BRIGHT pink portulaca in it.
If that’s not easy, I don’t know what is!
OK, that was the Cliffs Notes version, to give you more detailed instructions and NOT make this post take 2.5 years to read, I made a fancy video for you.
Birdcage Planter Tutorial
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It’s not the hardest thrift store repurpose out there, but it sure did turn out cute.
And best of all, no birds where hurt in the process.
BTW, you will notice I took pictures of it setting on the deck and NOT hanging in a tree.
This birdcage’s top and bottom are held together by tiny little plastic clips. I was afraid if I hung it up the weight of the dirt would bring it all crashing to the ground.
So for now, until I wire the top to the bottom, it will just set here looking all pink and girly.
OK, time to get on out of here and go visit my friends for some more thrift store makeovers and scores. Scoot.