Monday, October 10, 2011

Releasing the Bird

Hello World!  Happy Monday!  As you know, I've been hard at work in my voice studio.  In between taking care of the little one, and teaching, I try to squeeze in some work on little projects.  I finished one last night, but had to wait until the morning to take pictures.  The studio gets soft morning light which is quite helpful when a non-professional is trying to take photos.   


A couple of weeks back before we went to the beach, I ran into Goodwill while I was out running errands.  I came away with this chest for $15.00 as well as the following birdcage for $7.99.  However, this is the after picture.  


Here is what she looked like when I brought her home from Goodwill.  





As you can tell, she had some damage and was a little on the dirty side.  Spent some time sanding her a bit, and fixing some spindles.  Not everything could be fixed.  I did discover it is a real birdcage with a drop door for the cleaning out of the essential bird duties.  Here she is with a couple of coats of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Old  White.  I decided not to wax her.  I rather like her matte look.  





What do you think?  She's a little rough, but she's pretty.  I have some more little lovelies to show you, but alas, need some time to get to them.  That's it for today!  Have a good Monday and remember to be kind to one another. 


Toodles,
Kathryn 


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56 comments:

  1. I love the architectural details of bird cages. They're like the 'grown-up' version of a doll house! Found your blog through Debbie's Newbie Party. I'm your newest follower!
    ~ Wendi ~

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  2. Fantastic redo! Looks so fresh and fun in white. Thanks for sharing with the newbie party.

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  3. Hi Kathryn! I've given you "The Versatile Blogger" award on my blog today. Come check it out!
    http://decoramore.blogspot.com/

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  4. What an incredible piece and you made it beautiful! I love it! Thank you so much for linking up to Make Yourself Monday! :o)

    Jamie
    For Love of Cupcakes

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  5. I loooooove birdcages! What a great find and great facelift! Thank you so much for linking it up to Savvy HomeMade Monday!

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  6. I think it looks great! Especially in front of your gallery wall. Well done.

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  7. Love the white of the birdcage against the blue backdrop of the wall. Nice job! After seeing yours, now maybe I will paint my birdcage. Come by sometime to see how it turns out.

    Sharon

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  8. Hiya! Awesome blog! I happen to be a daily visitor to your site (somewhat more like addict ) of this website. Just wanted to say I appreciate your blogs and am looking forward for more to come!

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  9. Fieldstone House, glad to know you have a safe addiction! lol. I believe you are in the San Francisco. I lived in the East Bay for 4 years. Absolutely loved it! Pop back in again! Toodles, Kathryn

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  10. What an amazing difference in the bird cage from when you brought it home. It look awesome. Thanks for stopping by my blog, Kathryn. I had previously joined your blog but hadn't noticed the blog button..I now have it. Thanks. Hugs, Gayle.

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  11. Very nice - it looks so vintage now. Thanks for linking to The Stuff Of Success.

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  12. I love the birdcage...doesn't white solve so many problems...it looks adorable in that room...thanks for sharing

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  13. Love the birdcage, I have a soft spot for them. Nice redo. Laura Cottage and Broome

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  14. Love the redo on the birdcage!! Very pretty!!

    I also love your wall color( I have a simialr shade in my Den) and your wallscape!!

    Hugs,
    Debbie

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  15. Very nice1 Love the color! Thanks for sharing,JoAnn

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  16. So pretty! We sell decorative birdcages at my store for $30 and up, up, up. Your's is just as nice!

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  17. She looks great and so does your photo wall!
    Debbie

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  18. Love the birdcage! What a terrific find! It looks good on the chest! I just LOVE Goodwill! Thank you for sharing with A Return to Loveliness,
    God Bless,
    Kathy

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  19. It looks great! Thanks for linking to Things I've Done Thursday.

    Melanie
    bearrabbitbear.blogspot.com

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  20. I am a big fan of bird cages and I thinks yours is very special. It looks so lovely now - just like new again. God bless x

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  21. I love your bird cage I also like how you decorated your room

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  22. What a find! Thanks for sharing! I found you through I Heart Naptime.

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  23. The birdhouse is darling...the white is a great choice!

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  24. I love it all! Your bird cage, the chest, and the gallery wall!

    Already a follower.

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  25. Great job! I like how it turned out!

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  26. What a unique birdcage! I love it painted and it looks right at home in your vignette!

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  27. Your birdcage turned out great! And that beautiful dresser for $15?! You made out like a bandit. I hunted EVERYWHERE for a birdcage for our son's wedding, and here you found one at Goodwill! LOL Great re-do! Stopping by from Susan's.

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  28. Fantastic fall post! It turned out great and love the gorgeous white. Thanks for sharing.
    Hope to see you on my blog:)

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  29. You did a fabulous job Katheryn. I especially love the birdcage - seems like everyone else does also, LOL I am visiting/following from Debbie's Newbie Party and hope to visit more often. Please come and visit me also. I would love to have you. Hugs, Chris

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  30. She turned out just fabulous!! Thanx for coming to the party! Hope y our week started off well!

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  31. This turned out so great! Thanks again for linking up with us at Show & Share!

    Marie
    mylilpinkpocket.blogspot.com

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  32. I got my birdcage painted. I posted the results at mrshinesclass.wordpress.com Thanks for giving me the motivation I needed.
    Sharon

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  33. Your birdhouse was quite a thrifty find and looks great!

    Thanks for linking to Potpourri Friday! Your participation is appreciated!

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  34. Love your birdhouse! I just found one at Goodwill - I like yours more, but with a little tweaking, I hope to make mine just as charming! Thank you for sharing with A Return to Loveliness,
    God Bless,
    Kathy

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  35. Impressive work you done here. That an amazing difference in the bird cage from when you brought it home. It look awesome. I had previously joined your blog but hadn't noticed the comment link.

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  36. The birdcage looks great and that spot is perfect for it. Thanks so much for linking to Beach Cottage Good Life Wednesdays.

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  37. I've never meet a birdcage that I did not love!
    Yours is no exception. Gorgeous!
    Hugs,
    Patti

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  38. I LOVE your cage! I am bird cage obsessed and this is a beaut! Thanks for sharing your post at Freshen Friday!

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  39. Very nice! Thank you for joining me at HSH Fall Open House! I'm late getting around, last week internet troubles.:)
    Sherry

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  40. I really like bird cages, they seem to be everywhere, I really like the shape and color you did, very nice! Great wall arrangement too!
    New follower, stop by and I hope to have you as a following friend.

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  41. The cage looks great, but I absolutely love that gallery of pictures on the wall behind it!

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  42. I read and really impressed from your topic.It's fantastic and informative .It's related to the bird cages.It's so intrusting and wounder full knowledge, witch you had share.I like and saved ,Thanks for submission.....

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  43. unique bird cage i like your way to represent these cages i love birds and i also care for them i like to keep birds in my eyes i love them to be mine and also i like for them beautiful cages i would like to appreciate you on this

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  44. so beautiful and wounder full story , I like and shared with my friends .So good style written about prevue parrot cage. I like and love birds.Thank you for post this great article......

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  45. What a great idea! Please share it on a terrific linky – Design Décor Tuesday. www.designdecortuesday.blogspot.com. See you there! ☺

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  46. I love how it turned out! I'm a white lover! :)

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  47. I love birdhouses and this one is wonderful. Hugs, Marty

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  48. I have always loved birdhouses. Thanx for sharing at THT. LOVE your blog makeover!

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  49. What a beauty - and I love white - so it's a win win for me - gorgeous transformation!!!
    XOX

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  50. Love your finds, and painting that birdcage in that crisp white was genius.
    I also love your blog title and the words on your header.
    Stopping by via Linda's "What to do Weekends."
    Much love.

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  51. Love this. I found one beautiful birdcage at Goodwill. I can not wait until putting a pwetty bird inside (got to make one first!) And can not wait to share my birdcage with all. Signed in on Google Friend Connect,

    http://www.curiositaellya.blogspot.com/

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  52. Your birdcage turned out perfect and what a deal finding it GW. You can put so many things inside to give it a great decorating spot. Thanks for sharing at the Cabin.

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  53. I love the bird cage! It looks so much happier in that clean white :) Thanks for sharing at The Weekly Creative.

    Shannon@ Sewing Barefoot

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  54. Love, Love, Love that bird cage Kathryn! I love anything bird themed. Thanks so much for linking up at Transformed Tuesday.
    Hugs, Peggy

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  55. Great rescue! So pretty! I decorating with bird cages too. ;)

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