I don’t about about you, but this entire week I’ve had my days off. Seriously, I thought yesterday was Wednesday for at least half the day. And then even when I realized it was only Tuesday I still kept thinking it was Wednesday. And now today really feels like it should be Thursday, but it’s only Wednesday. Right?! Sheesh. I don’t know what in the heck is going on with me this week, but I need to get it together. Anyway, today’s post is a fun one because I’m sharing an easy DIY vintage bird cage planter that I worked on this past weekend. This project is a true trash to treasure kind of DIY. See, I’ve had this vintage bird cage for several years now and I actually “styled” it in our home a few times (I’m using that term loosely here because looking back at those photos I had to cringe), but for at least two years now it’s just been sitting in storage. I honestly wasn’t loving it anymore–it was rusted and very rustic to say the least, so it wasn’t the prettiest thing to look at. Well the other day I was going through some stuff in our little storage shed and I stumbled on this bird cage. It crossed my mind that I should just toss it in the trash, but then I quickly got an idea to turn that bird cage into a little planter/centerpiece for our outdoor dining table. So that’s just what I did! And I gotta say, I kinda love how it turned out. Now to get started, here’s how it looked before:
See, I told you. It obviously wasn’t the most attractive thing in the world. It had definitely seen MUCH better days, that’s for sure. Anyway, I knew it had some potential left so I hosed it down and grabbed a can of spray paint.
I like to use this one by Rust-Oleum because it’s a paint and primer in one, so it gives really great coverage. And it dries super quick, which is perfect for impatient people like meeeeeee. All righty, here’s how the bird cage looks now with a fresh coat of paint:
Isn’t that so darn cute?! It’s crazy what a little bit of white paint can do. I found a couple of potted plants that fit perfectly inside the bird cage and BOOM–a cool little vintage planter in a matter of minutes. I styled it on the table on our back patio with this woven tray as a fun summer centerpiece.
Projects like this are always fun because it’s awesome to see how a worn out (and ugly) item headed for the trash can be transformed into something with a new purpose in just a few minutes. It only took a little bit of effort and some spray paint to turn this vintage bird cage into a little planter/centerpiece for our outdoor dining table. This would also be really great as fun decor in a garden or even a greenhouse. And how cute would it look with a pile of old books stacked in there?! So many possibilities with this guy.
Thanks for stopping in the blog today!! Here’s a few other easy peasy DIY projects you might want to check out: