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Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Heirloom White Birdcage Makeover

Hello Ladies!
You all know how much I am addicted to in love with Heirloom White spray paint!  At any given time, you will find me covered in splatters of it, from my face down to my toes!  So today I thought I'd share with you one of my latest transformations, this gorgeous decorative birdcage.
 Isn't she pretty?!  I must admit that painting it was no easy fete!  Not to mention the amount of paint that she required!  But, I am oh so happy with the result!  I gave it a bit of distressing for that wonderful "aged over time look", as I like to call it.
 And this is what she used to look like when I discovered her while out thrifting!  Very dusty, and very much in need of a makeover!  After giving her a bath (and removing the very dusty faux greenery, which is going right back to the thrift shop!), I think she is much happier with her new look!
 I love that you can lift the lid right off, and check out that adorable little front door!  She is quite heavy, weighing it at over 7 pounds!
 As much as I love her, I have put her in my Etsy shop, for one lucky person!

 And speaking of birds, I thought you might like to see "our" resident eagle!  I snapped this shot in our back yard, which overlooks the Puget Sound.  Mr. Eagle likes to keep a close eye on the water, and his prey!  We have a pair of them that have a nest in a neighbors tree, and we are thrilled that we hear and see them up close and personal every day!.
 I'm linking up today's post with White Wednesday, over at Faded Charm. Be sure to visit for tons of inspiration!


Myric said...

I love it more in white! Good painting job :)

NanaDiana said...

wow- Does that look GOOD, Donna. I have one that I have been dreading painting because I know the time and effort it will take...so I have been putting it off - but- after seeing yours-well, guess I will have to tackle it. I think that greenery would look nice right in front of your kitchen window- Bwhahahahaha~ xo Diana

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

Wow what a close up of the Eagle! The bird cage looks wonderful.

"Cottage By The Sea" said...

Beautiful birdcage. I have one I used to keep doves in but they had so many babies I had to let them all go before all that cooing drove me nuts. I was wondering what to do with that cage. I was thinking of putting a kid or two in it but painting it white first seems a good idea too.

Unknown said...

what a sweet transformation and oh my...you have an eagle that lives close by?? what a site! lucky you!

ShabbyESP said...

Love the bird cage, you did a great job!!
It is finally getting cooler here in Orlando so I think I might tackle some painting I have been putting off.
Thanks for sharing!
Suzann ~xoxo~

Shabby chic Sandy said...

So pretty--I painted a very similar birdcage and felt like I practically ended up standing on my head trying to get it from every direction:)

john said...

Hi Donna..I'm loving the birdcage it really must have been a tough one to paint...and your pet eagles ...!!!
So fantastic that you can see them from your house ! I am a little bit jealous...oh well maybe a lot !
Gail x

Musings from Kim K. said...

Your birdcage is simply magnificent. I'm in awe of your eagle picture. He's also pretty darn magnificent. Your new dwelling never ceases to amaze.

Old Time Cindy said...

Sweet makeover with that birdcage. And quite a sight for birdwatchers. How wonderful!

Debbiedoos said...

I am so sorry I got rid of some of my bird cages years ago. What a great makeover Donna, looks fresh and ready for some fun decor. Gorgeous shot there of the Eagle.

Tete said...

You know I have a thing for bird cages and this one is so great. Love the shape and I like it white...with no glitter.
The eagles are just magnificent! How lucky you are to see and hear them every day!
Hope you are having a fun week...freckles and all. Good thing you aren't into green...

Julia @ Vintage with Laces said...

The birdcage turned out just gorgeous. I can imagine that painting it was quite some work.
How wonderful that you can watch that beautiful eagle every day.

Debbie said...

How can you put that cage in your shop???? I'd be keeping that one, for sure!! LOVE it!!
We have Eagles that swoop down over the water and snag fish right in front of the house...it's so awesome! Great picture Donna.

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

Donna and Heirloom White to the rescue! She's beautiful now!!! I bet all those little spindles were hard to paint!!!

Cindy Adkins said...

WOW, this is totally GORGEOUS!!! I wouldn't have the guts to put it in Etsy--I couldn't part with it! LOL

kristin said...

I love the transformation! I found a similar birdhouse that i am going to paint up in heirloom white, and seeing yours look so good gives me the go-ahead to do it. I just need to make a trip to the store to buy some more paint!

Ido said...

You're a magician, look at that beautiful cage!

Unknown said...

Holy cow-a bald eagle in your back yard????? now that's cool.
And that birdcage...I'm laughing at how you said it wasn't easy to paint, as that was the first thing I thought of!! It sure came out a heck of a lot better than what it started with!

Bente said...

The birdcase is so gorgeous in white.

Have a nice day

Hugs Bente

Cindy Adkins said...

Hi Donna,
Wishing you an AWESOME weekend!!!

Anonymous said...

I love what you've done to the bird cage, it looks lovely. I'm an heirloom white spray painter lover too and have some on my thumb as I type this. Thanks for sharing the beauty!

Mary @ Redo 101

Leo said...

I love this birdhouse. It came out great. I bet it was tricky to paint around all the little nooks and crannies. What an amazing shot of your resident eagle. So cool to be able to see that in your backyard. You are so lucky - you go from deer in your backyard to eagles. Wow !!

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