Thursday, July 23, 2009

The Birdcage

So remember my under $3 birdcage from my fabulous thrift store visit?


Looks a lot better than this, no? I know this is just decorative, but what poor bird could be happy in such a cheerless box?


The Wild One was certainly happy with how it turned out and insisted on a picture.She was a great little helper filling the also acquired thrift store milk glass with shells. Perhaps I'm inadvertently training her to be an assistant and companion for thrifting. ;-)


How great is that color? This brand is currently my favorite too. Its Rustoleum Painter's Touch Ultra Cover 2x in Aqua. I always use spray primer (same brand) but the coverage of this paint is fantastic. (No they haven't paid me to say that!) I used the same paint in Spa Blue for my kitchen chairs. I had to rearrange things from the picture above to account for little fingers.

I thought about making the birdcage a little chandelier for my crafting space but it would have been in the way of the bins. I couldn't find another spot where its small size would look good, so I decided against it.

And, I'm actually not done with it. I was so excited to use this spray paint especially when I saw the color on something other than the spray paint cap. This should have been quick and simple but as I painted, something went wrong with the can and the paint was barely coming out. I tried everything including soaking the cap in mineral spirits like the can suggested, but no go. The can was a dud. I managed to cover the birdcage as much as I could with the defective paint can, but it needs another coat. After Mr. T got home, I moved his car and snuck out of the house before the girls could see me leave only to run into a ridicuous traffic jam just on the main street. Accident or something too far down to see. I gave up and came home. So much effort to go out, but it was not meant to be. I had some issues with the thrift store tray (need some screws) but that post is going to have to wait until I can escape again.

Its DIY day at A Soft Place to Land! I'm off to take a peek at all the other projects.

17 comments:

  1. O , I lovur it now ! Great color and your little girl is precious !
    HUgs ~ Kammy

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  2. Love it!! looks so bright and cheery! I've had that problem with new spray paint cans before...so frustrating!

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  3. How cute is that! Love the blue! How fun to see the Target birdies enjoying their new home!...Debbie

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  4. Love that color! I still have a can of spray paint where the spray top totally broke off!

    Manuela

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  5. Its so cheerful.

    Come by for my GIVE-A-WAY this week by 10 pm Fri.
    and then check out our newest addition.

    Cheri
    www.itssoverycheri.blogspot.com

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  6. Lovely in blue.

    I also love you new bedding. Dreamy!

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  7. I love your new birdcage - it wasn't bad in black but is fab in that blue!! Your little girl is a cutie-patootie!! Love those curls - my girls were blond curls when she was little - now it is ALWAYS a ponytail!

    And your bedding - love it. Love white bedding - have some myself.

    Happy Thursday -

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  8. Love that blue! And your little thrifting assistant is adorable!

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  9. That is such a pretty aqua! I use Rustoleum, too and it works great. Thanks for sharing!

    Nancy

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  10. purty! i was about to put an old cage in my yardsale. definitely rethinking that!

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  11. Isn't that always the way it goes with the simplest project....they can turn into a pain! Love the blue color, it looks great with just one coat!

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  12. Looks awesome! Love it and love that blue!!

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  13. Hi Melanie! Sooo adorable!!! and the bird cage is cute too! (your daughter reminds me so much of mine when she was her age!!tear!)lol I tried that paint and I like it too! I'm loving the blue pops around your home!! Have a fun weekend - Sincerely Jeannette

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  14. It looks great. What a wonderful job...and wonderful little assistant helping you! She looks like a little joy full of fun!
    Blessings,
    Debbie

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  15. I might have to use your color on mine! LOVE IT! One suggestion, don't get mad....your little birdies are crying out to be colored too.

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