I have had this birdcage "in process" for it seems like months now. Found it at the second hand store wayyyyy back in Spring.
First I painted it that cream color. Then went shopping for flowers and didn't find much I really liked. Well, I did find that garland with the beads and berries I used under the flowers. Interestingly enough, it was in the spring clearance items in Michaels.
At one point, I ended up with my cage and the little crystal top out in THE MAN'S shop and we figured out a nice way to make sure it was installed firmly on the top of the cage. There is a before photo of the cage minus the gold crystal finial.
The crystal topper was originally a pull for a ceiling fan. For some reason, the chain kept breaking every time we used it, so I decided to repurpose it!
I did have LOT of fun with some gold alcohol ink and some Tim Holtz hardware. LOVE the feet I added with the little gold lock! Wanted them to match the crystal.
More more photo, this time a close up of the Manor House Flowers that I added with the little bird sitting on the gold nest. LOVE those flowers. Had no clue how truly lush they would be in real life.
This creation is flying via Air Mail to Africa as we speak to Helen. I cannot WAIT for her to get it.
She uses bird cages as decoration around her house!
Hope this makes your Monday Helen from South Africa!