Oh la la! I am semi obsessed with rustic birdcages and when the idea to create my own birdcage hit, I just knew I had to share it with you guys. So today I am over at Furniture.com blogging about how I took this fruit bowl base and turned it into a one of a kind birdcage!
It is so pretty in person that it will hurt your eyes. OK, its pretty in the pictures too! The copper color is just dreamy. I found the base at the thrift store and it just sat in the junk pile for quite some time as I tried to figure out what I was truly going to do with it.
Well inspiration hit and now its purpose is to be stunning in a whole new way. Here is the before…
It was pretty in its own way but when the idea to turn it into a birdcage hit, I just knew the color had to be copper. It just had too!
You can head over to furniture.com to see the full tutorial. But I want to give you some bloopers. The tough shit that happened that you won’t see in the tutorial. Are you ready!?
Cutting chicken wire is like death!
I love how chicken wire looks on projects and whoever first came up with the brilliant idea to use it on a project other than a chicken coop…well they are just simple genius. BUT, why did they not make some contraption to cut it without cutting your fingers in the process!? Yes, I could wear gloves but it makes it so much harder to grip the wire cutters. #smh
I am pretty sure almost every finger on both hands bled at some point during the process of creating this birdcage. Ouch!
Drilling ceramic = splinters!
I am not even kidding here. I wish I thought about taking photos of the pain I endured during this project. The bowl was ceramic and when I first dreamed of the end result, my brain told me drilling the holes into the bowl would be super simple.
Well, it was. But it also led to tiny ceramic splinters in 3 fingers and it hurt worse than metal splinters. So wood splinters times 100! I was almost in tears trying to pull them out without breaking them in the process. Side note, I am a huge baby to begin with but seriously they hurt bad!
It took me almost an hour of messing with them to get all of the shards out. But after they were gone my fingers were sore for about a week. AKA, wear gloves when drilling holes in ceramic!!
Other than those two things, the process was pretty smooth. If you ever come across a fun bowl I would highly suggest making your own cage. Do you have a friend who adores chicken wire? Share this with them and be darling!
If you make one make sure you hop onto my fb page and show us a photo of your creation! I would love to see what you come up with too!