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Thanks so much for stopping by! I believe that everyone can have a beautiful home without spending a fortune! One of my favorite things to do is find creative ways to re-purpose things I already have on hand, or have picked up at yard sales and thrift stores. Join me as I share with you some of my favorite ideas for crafting and decorating, as well as travel adventures, and fun things that I pick up on my treasure hunts! Much of my work is influenced by my love all things French, nature, and of course shabby chic! I have gotten so many creative ideas from you very talented bloggers out there, and I hope that I can be an inspiration to you as well!

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Frenchy Wire Bird Cage

I love wire birdcages, and was so excited to find this cute one while out treasure hunting last week!  Of course, she didn't look like this when I discovered her!  The cage was black, and of course you know me!  I just had to break out the spray paint!
 Since I was feeling a little bit Frenchy, I added one of my "Frenchy tags" to the birdcage. 
Oooh, la, la!
 The top lifts off, love it!
 I guess you could say that this tag is now one of my "signature looks", as I've added them to many pieces that I've created.  I made it from a tea died tag, added a snipped of a page from a vintage French book, and my favorite stamped images, including this sweet little birdie.  The piece de la resistance is a silk hydrangea blossom that I've glittered (because you can never have too much glitter!), a tiny rhinestone for added bling, and my wonderfully crinkly taupe seam binding.
 Aren't the little hearts sweet?
As much as I adore her, I've added her to my Etsy shop!

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!  Now go out and find something to paint!!


sissie said...

Love your white birdcage Donna!
I also like how you prettied up so frenchy!!


NanaDiana said...

She is a very sweet piece, Donna! I love that you are adding tags to things-it just really makes it even more personal! And glitter? Seriously? You? xo Diana

Tete said...

I never pass up a birdcage! I think I am going to have to start painting my black ones white again. I go from white to black to white to black...
I am so confused...

Anonymous said...

Love your birdcage and your tag is such a special touch!!

Bente said...

The birdcase is beautiful. I love them too.

Have a nice week


Kim K. said...

The birdcase is just gorgeous...especially with your special embellished tag. I spent the weekend with crepe and glitter. Pure heaven!!

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Linda said...

Great find, Donna, and I love what you did with it!

Ido said...

The bird cage is gorgeous, great job, love the french tag, I'm sure it will "fly" from your etsy shop.