Monday, March 7, 2011

SPRING DECOR ON A BUDGET (part 1)

Having grown a little weary of winter, and since it's March with spring  right around the corner, I decided to add a touch of spring to my home decor.

I found this little birdcage at a thrift store for $2.49. Having seen a painted white one at a gift shop for $39.99,  I snatched it up with a transformation in mind.

Here's what I started with...


... looking pretty ugly with old flowers and dust!!!

First I removed all the old flowers and decor followed with a good cleaning.

Then out came my Krylon Blue Ocean Breeze spray paint...


...giving it three coats of paint.

At this point the bird cage still looked a little plain. I decided to dress it up a bit, and created these little tags using images from Graphics Fairy.  Using card stock in my ink-jet printer, I adding "spring" to the nest, and then distressed them using ink.  The finished cards were attached to the bird cage using  jute twine.





At the same time I purchased the bird cage, I also found a cute little blue bird for .49 cents. I already had a birds nest and eggs.  

To add the finishing touches to the bird cage.  I added  the bird nest with eggs and some moss on the outside for my little bird to sit on. 
(Just peaking in her cage watching her eggs).


Here you can see my finished bird cage, adding spring decor to my home while staying within a limited budget.  Final cost ~  $ 3.49 !!!



I love how this piece went from drab and dreary to light, bright and ~
SPRING!




I'm linking this post to...
Thrifty Decor Chic - Before and After 
House of Grace - Twice Owned Tuesday 
Elements-Interiors - Whassup Wednesday 


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16 comments:

  1. How sweet this turned out, love the color.

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  2. So pretty! What a happy welcome to spring! I linked up at the graphics fairy right next to you! I'd love to have you visit me!

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  3. Simply amazing!! Now that is something to brag about! I love the blue color!! So pretty!!
    :-)

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  4. Your birdcage turned out wonderful, Joy! Thankfully you saw past the floral decorations and brown color. Love your tags, too!

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  5. Very Spring! Light and cheery!

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  6. Wow, it's amazing what a little spray paint can do. Looks great!

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  7. I Love the little spring tags and LOVE the color you picked out. Everything you do is darling!!!
    I am attempting to make my first pillow tomorrow, with help from your wonderful tutorial.
    Thanks!!!
    -emily
    www.nestnestingnested.blogspot.com

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  8. This is so, so sweet! Drab to fab, indeed! I love how it looks now with the new coat of paint and the fun tags. The nest and bird are the perfect finishing touch.
    visiting from the Graphics Fairy. TFS!

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  9. Very cute! I just love re-doing birdcages, they are the most fun to find and redo. Each one I find is so different. Love the little cards you added to. Great job!

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  10. I LOVE this!! I would love for you to share it at my Linky Party!

    *ENTER LINKY PAR-TAY Here! *

    xoxokara

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  11. What a darling makeover!! I think I am going to have to find me some blue ocean breeze paint! Love the color!

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  12. Well, I'd day you took a tired decorated birdcage and turned it into a chicly styled birdcage for today! Really sweet

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  13. Wow, I love this! The shade of blue is perfect for this birdcage.

    I've been looking for birdcages everywhere, but I've had no luck. Now I'm even more eager to find one! :)

    Following!

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  14. Thank you for linking up this great post last week! {Im a lil behind, eeekk!}

    Its party time AGAIN!!! xoxokara



    *ENTER LINKY PAR-TAY Here! *

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  15. Don't you love Krylon! This is a great transformation btw!

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  16. I LOVE this! It turned out so cute and I think the color is spectacular!!

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