Bird Cage Desk Organizer

May 13th, 2009 in member junk     
chiccottagejunk chiccottagejunk, member
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I used clear plexiglass for shelves.
Cute clipboard, paper and matching pen finish off this organizer.
I used thin pressed wood for the shelves on this one.
Ive used the drawer to (formerly to clean the cage) as a paper tray.
I used clear plexiglass for shelves.

I used clear plexiglass for shelves.


I think this is a Junk Market Style original...I saw Margo's (Robolady) birdcage in Country Home last year and I think she gave credit to Sue & Ki if I'm not mistaken. I decided to try my hand on a couple of cages I had. After clipping the wires that I wanted removed, I used a grinding wheel on my dremel to smooth out the sharp edges from the wire. I added some very pretty rose embellished companion note books, paper and pens for a Cottage Chic look.


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Comments (11)

junkermidge writes: Sue -- Nice job on these birdcage organizers. I love how you girlified them with the clipboard, notepads, etc. Such a nice touch. And I'm happy for you that you're putting that Dremel to good use.
Midge Posted: 2:13 am on May 16th
greencolleen writes: this is too funny ive had plexi glass for yrs and didnt know how to cut it so off to buy a cutter :). thanks for the info.
sue this is such a great friendly site THANK YOU for bringing us together! Posted: 10:37 am on May 15th
greencolleen writes: this is too funny ive had plexi glass for yrs and didnt know how to cut it so off to buy a cutter :). thanks for the info.
sue this is such a great friendly site THANK YOU for bringing us together! Posted: 10:35 am on May 15th
MimiToria writes: You're project turned out great. Yes, this was an original Sue and Ki project from their Junk Market venture many years ago. It is still a classic. And your version of it it is a feminine more cottagey style than the original invention they did. It is in one of their first books that was published, I believe. I have all of the books, so not sure which one, but I also think it was featured in Country Home magazine when they wrote monthly articles of repurposing Junk for that magazine as well.
Gretchen Posted: 9:10 am on May 15th
rebeljunker writes: Just love what you did to the birdcages! I love this idea!!! Posted: 11:50 pm on May 14th
fellowjunker writes: Your cages look awesome.........I love this idea!!!
xojanis Posted: 8:15 pm on May 14th
Christina_S writes: Wonderful fresh idea for a birdcage! Posted: 5:34 pm on May 14th
chiccottagejunk writes: Colleen - I bought a little plexiglass cutter at the home store where I bought the plexiglass. I scored it, then snapped it on the edge of my workbench for a pretty clean cut.

Sue Posted: 7:13 am on May 14th
greencolleen writes: really cute :). so how do you cut plexi glass?? i've always wondered Posted: 11:04 pm on May 13th
oldnews writes: I have a couple of old cages in my workshop! What a great idea! Thanks for sharing! Marie Posted: 9:27 pm on May 13th
georgiamoon writes: These are BOTH fantastic. Love how you made each one's style go with the shape of the cage. Really good job, Georgia Posted: 7:26 pm on May 13th
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