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Saturday, August 27, 2011

Owliver's new home

Thank you McKinney Trade Days for a great find!  Of course it had to be on the very last row......120 degrees outside at 11am.... and entirely too heavy to carry all the way back.  Good thing I had a big strong strapping 2 year old that needed to earn his keep.  We loaded this treasure in the stroller and Liam helped push it back to the car. (don't worry, I at least let him see the puppies as a reward).

Isn't she a beauty... well nearly.  I forced my BF ,who my son has named "Aunt Woo" ( imagine an elderly Asian lady), to purchase this piece.  She agreed with the stipulation that I had to fix her up and put her to use.

I spent a week with her and had a million ideas.  For $20 this really is a lifetime addition to Aunt Woo's decor.  I'm hoping that through the years it will end up at my house for a little while.

I think that it may have been in someones backyard. It had a great patina, some cobwebs, a little bit of moss and some rust.

Aunt Woo is a high gloss, mirrored furniture, silver and gold finish kind a girl.  There's no way this little lady would have fit in without having a flashy sophistication about her.  So, she simply got a coat of silver spray paint.

This is less of a how-to and more of do I put it... envision the endless possibilities of one amazing piece.

Here she is setting on the floor in the bedroom.  There's room to hold 2 throw pillows.

Also, I was thinking that it would be perfect for small blankets during the winter.

Here she is set up on the buffet.  May I also introduce you to Owliver?  We looked all over DFW for Owliver.  Once I envisioned him in this cage it was over.  

Owliver is sitting on a mirror that we set in the bottom of the cage (don't forget Aunt Woo has mirrored furniture all through out her home).  It's hard to see but there's a clear beaded garland and a beaded ball.  I also pulled 2 red tapered candles from the other side of the buffet. It turned out beautifully.

If I could even fathom a fire this time of year (remember you could make Smores on your dashboard) I'd also set this next to a fireplace with you know, kindling or wood in it. This really is the most sophisticated piece of C.R.A.P. (Creative Repurposed Awesome Pieces) I've made so far.

Until next time..... Best of luck with your own C.R.A.P.!!!!

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  1. Love the birdcage! Great redo. Found you via DIY Showoff. Pop on over for a visit when you get a moment. Tootles, Kathryn

  2. Well done! I love birdcages and this looks like such a neat one. Nice work on the new paint!

    Have a great day.

  3. this is great! I love how birdcages have SO many uses.

    Coley @