A bit back Yvonne from LESSology contacted me and asked if I wanted to be a guest designer for them in May. Did I ever! She wanted to know if I was interested in the Challenge #14: Birds of a Feather Flock together (make a project that incorporates a bird or birdcage).
When I walked up to the counter with it, the owner said, well, I have this other green birdcage too, if you are interested...just needs a little piece of wire.
Next thing you know, I am the proud owner of TWO birdcages for this challenge! Both were in pretty good shape, didn't need any repainting really in my book, except the little bird below who was pretty grungy.
My favorite part of the project was incorporating this turquoise knob on the top! You will never believe how I attached it. I kept stacking up washers until I had made up enough room! Loved adding all the antique doilies and flowers!
Although, making these nests by hand was a whole lot of fun too.
I will post a very small tutorial shortly on how to make these.
Here is a better shot of the nest on the top!
Of course, while I was in nest making mode, I made an extra for Shirley to enjoy! She said blue eggs please!
Here is another shot of the washers and the "hinges" for the green cage made out of a pearl earring finding. The washes are gold because I treated them to some alcohol ink which really made them pretty, even if you can only see it from the back of the cage! ;-)
And, here is the fun part! The brown cage is up for grabs!
Leave me a comment with your link that you've played along with this challenge and I'll randomly pick someone and send it your way. Doesn't matter where!