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Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Birdcage Reveal

The other day I showed you some of the treasures I found while out garage saling.  One of my very favorite finds that day was a cute little wire birdcage.  While it was nice to begin with, I just knew that it could be oh, so much better after a shabby chic makeover!  So here is what she looks like now!
 And this is what she looked like when I discovered her!
 Of course, I had to paint her my favorite creamy dream white, and distressed her a bit ('cause she is shabby, after all!), and added one of my tea died bird tags.
 I have so much fun creating these tags, which I guess you can say is one of my "signature looks".  I've added them to everything from cloches, vintage book bundles, and baskets.  To a tea died tag, I add a snippet of vintage sheet music, a sweet little birdie stamped image, and a silk hydrangea bloom, which I've glittered (they don't call me the "Glitter Queen" for nothing!).  I then tied it all on with a generous bow of wonderfully crinkly taupe seam binding.  Oh, and I added a tiny rhinestone, for a bit of added bling!!
 Love these cute little hearts!
 And it's got a nice big door that really opens.

 I think she is much happier now that she is shabbyliscious! While I would dearly love to keep her for myself, I'm going to put her in my Etsy shop later tonight.  (note to self:  be on the lookout for a neat birdcage to makeover for myself!!).
Do you love birdcages as much as I do?
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Bente said...

Love it even more now.


Francine said...

very cute! I was thinking of painting the birdcage in my living room white. Love the little tag :)
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myric andreasen said...

Oh that is so cute! It looks great in white.

Great job Donna!


Blondie's Journal said...

This is darling...you did a wonderful job. I couldn't part with it if I were you!!


The Bear's Blog said...

Very pretty.

Hugs ♥

NanaDiana said...

Donna- That is just gorgeous! I love it and I love that blue and white backdrop behind it, too. Is that wallpaper or fabric?

It is nice to see your glittering your way through the world again- xo Diana

Debbie said...

I do love bird cages, and this one is darling, Donna. You did a great job with this one.

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

That turned out so nice, Donna...and your charming tag really adds to the appeal!

Gail said...

Looks beautiful Donna ! and your tag makes it extra special of course ! Happy midsummer ...Gail x

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

Another wonderful Donna makeover! It was meant to be white

Okio B Designs said...

So pretty! I love birdcages too. I have a white one in my tea room with a starfish inside but I like the look of your tag on top so I might have to copycat!


Kim K. said...

I can never get enough of your special ribbon, Donna. Gorgeous with your ribbon, glittered flower and special tag.

Jennifer @ Town and Country Living said...

Oh, this is really pretty. I love your little signature tag, too.

Little Miss Maggie said...

Have you ever met a birdcage you didn't love? I sure haven't. This one is adorable.