Thursday, January 7, 2016

LESSology Brightly Altered Candlestick Bird Cages

I have been holding on to these little bird cages from the second hand store for ages! Since the July time frame to be exact. It wasn't until recently that I glued them up with two different metal candlesticks using some epoxy. I had planned on spraying them black or white and then fancying them up with some flowers. However, when I originally had posted them on my blog, someone commented on their pretty bright colors! So, I saved myself a step and just painted their bases with some gold spray paint!

I also added a smidge of gold spray at the top and used epoxy to adhere upcycled toppers. The crystal one is a knob and the gold a lamp finial. The only new items used on these bird cages are the rock star glass birds and velvet flowers. The birds were on sale at the Corning Musuem of Glass and I had to have them. They were Christmas ornaments but I took the clip off the bottom so I could snuggle them down into that deep green spanish moss.

Those gold mesh leaves were also Christmas ornaments and were hanging out at the second hand store. I wired them them on and then hot glued on those velvet petaloo flowers. Loved the peachy rose color! All these bright colors fit right in with our challenge over at LESSology to use the colors of gameboards to inspire your work!

It hasn't been acting much like winter here lately so I've got them out on display in the kitchen where I can enjoy them! They remind me of spring!

Hope you can join us!


  1. WOW your creativity is astounding!!
    Dr Sonia

  2. Spring's the thing indeed! They are a breath of fresh air

  3. Wow, I'd like to get brightly altered! What do you think?

  4. Neeeed....air.....gasping......!!!!
    AMAzINGly beautiful and what a treat to behold. Now those are just incredible to look at and enjoy. Love what you've done here so very much. :D

  5. So beautiful! So...epoxy....suppose I should add that to my list..... And I suppose I should just buy every candlestick I come across when I finally make it to the re-store..... Those seem to come in very handy!


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