Friday, September 5, 2008

  {Its FINALLY HERE! The Big Reveal!}

That's right! Its finally here! The big reveal of the...


BIRDCAGE!!!

I am so excited that I finally did something with this cage! I loved every one's ideas, and took several of them and meshed it all together.

So here is the before to refresh your memory:


and here it is in its new home by the stairs:

now, I know that picture doesn't show much, so here is a little process of how it got where it is.

I decided not to spray paint it because in person its this beautiful rusty brown with great accents, so I didn't want to take away that charm. So I bought this UGLY birds nest on a fake limb with terrible spring greenery at Joanns for $2.99 on 75% off sale.


I then removed all of the greenery and junk leaving just the nest and eggs with some twigs under it. I laid that on top of a bag of Spanish moss that I also got at Joanns. It was $1.99, but I used a 40% off coupon, making it $1.19. And remember this guy?


Well, he's all white now! I got him at the $1 store and spray painted him when I did my Rooster.

So put it all together and this is what you get!





So, what do you think? I L-O-V-E it!!
I hope you all have a great weekend! And don't forget to stop by Monday, I have another project in my "decorating for fall" line up! :)

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31 comments:

~The Robin's Nest~ said...

Hi Nikki,
I love it! Funny thing is I bought the same bird nest at JoAnn's but it was sitting on a greenish yellow clay pot. I pulled the nest off and took all the greenery off. I used the pot for a topiary I made and used the nest and eggs like you for decorations-
Your's turned out so perfect!
Robin~♥

Aunt Mimi's Creations! said...

It is sooooo cute! I like that you left the cage the rusty brown color too.

Mrs. Trixi said...

I love it too. It looks great!! I would love that cage.

Kim@Seasons of My Heart said...

Hi Nikki~
I LOVE it too!!! Now, I've got to find one too!!!!

Great job friend.

Have an amazing weekend.

frillsfluffandtrucks said...

Oh that turned out really cute! Nice work on your part!

~ Sarah

Glamorous Life of a House Wife said...

Aw, so fun! Good thinking, lady! I am so happy you stopped by my blog! Be sure to swing back by Monday for a super fun giveaway that I think you'll LOVE! :)
Nice finding you!

kristi_temple said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I love what you did with the bird cage. I am leary of doing anything like this because my 3 boys will think thay should free the bird and hatch the eggs. It just wouldn't stay pretty.

Shannon said...

It turned out so cute! I love it!

chelle said...

looks great Nikki...I LOVE that bird cage

Josh & Katie said...

yeah, so I can water some veggies that grow on their own- but You- You can take something ugly and make it pretty! And then arrange it so nicely in a cool birdcage! That is a talent for sure!!

blessedwith5 said...

I love what you have done with the bird cage! Adorable!

Thanks for stopping by my blog today - Very nice to meet you!

Weeksie50 said...

Oh I love the birdcage. It is so neat. I also love what you have done with it..

Becky

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Hi Nikki,
I love it too! It looks great in your home.
Diane

Pam Hawk said...

Ok, that is just too cute!
Why do I always forget that a little spray paint can de-uglisize stuff?

We just bought a condo and will move in three weeks from now. Time to toss the tired and hit the thrift store for new decor. (Banging head on computer cabinet)Must-remember-spray-paint. I'll be back here often for more inspiration.

J Leigh said...

Thanks for visiting my blog...wow! I love yours and the bird cage turned out great! Look forward to visiting your blog for more inspiration!

HeathahLee said...

It's TOO cute! I almost picked up a bird cage today at a little decor store in town. Now that I've seen what you did with yours, I might go back and get it!

Cherry's Jubilee said...

Gorgeous girl........love that it is self standing. cherry

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

I love the birdcage!! What a fantastic project, it is so cute! :) Have a great weekend!
Carrie

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

I love the birdcage!! What a fantastic project, it is so cute! :) Have a great weekend!
Carrie

Jen r. said...

Love that bird cage!

Tricia said...

Definately love the cage. Unfortunatly for me, I never see the "nest and twiggs" for all the florescent green and yellow blaring at me;) I guess I should start lookin more closely.

Tiffany said...

Super Cute. SUPER CUTE!

Lauri said...

Hi! Thanks for stopping by my blog! This birdcage is SO cute!!!! I am glad I found your blog (and you found mine!!!) Thanks again!!!

Twice as Nice said...

What a great bird cage. I can also picture it on the front porch in the summer with a big fern in it. So many ways to use it.

ko said...

cute!
GREAT JOB

mysteryhistorymom said...

I ADORE bird nests, bird cages and, of course, little birdies! I love how you painted the $1 store bird!! This project is amazing- great job! Lori

Dreaming of Mermaids said...

OOOH I love it!! Nicely done!

Kimba said...

WOW! It turned out great! I like the rusty finish on the cage too. I wouldn't have painted it either. Shocking, I know.

I bought that same nest from Joanne. I ripped it right off the fake stick and had it in a lantern for a while. Love your little birdie too!

This simple Life said...

The bird cage is beautiful. I wouldn't have painted it either.

Gina said...

It looks great!! Fun!!!

Kitty Scraps said...

Hey Nikki,
Loving your bird cage, it looks great and you can't beat the fab deals you got on your filler bits. GREAT JOB!

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