Come Home Silverplate Teapot Upcycled Birdhouse

August 2nd, 2011 in member junk     
gadgetsponge Brian Carlisle, contributor
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Silverplate Teapot turns into an upcycled bird house!
Silverplate Teapot turns into an upcycled bird house!

Silverplate Teapot turns into an upcycled bird house!


I started this birdhouse with the intention of keeping everything silver in color. It started with an International silverplate teapot. From there I used two antique skelton keys to hold a $1 coin for the perch. The "shutters" are two antique flattened spoons with "COME" on one side and "HOME" on the other. The front awning, I made by hand grinding an antique spoon into the form of a rose leaf and it is held by the untencil parts coming around from the side. I also hand grinded another spoon (teaspoon) into the form of a rose leaf and molded it coming out of the spout. On the back, to tie it all together, I fabricated two spoon handles into a back rib going across.

Here are the measurements...
Height: 10"; Width (side to side): 11"; Depth (front to back): 7:.


Pattern or design used: My own design - Brian GadgetSponge
posted in: member junk, vintage, industrial, garden, family room, outdoor spaces, living room, porch, bedroom, chic, bathroom, great room, sunroom, silver-metallic, coin, leaves, leaf, spoons, teapot, serviceware, silverplate, shiny, skeleton keys

Comments (2)

Beverley writes: I just can't rave enough Posted: 8:09 pm on September 10th
ILikeItVintage writes: How charming and nicely done! Posted: 1:46 pm on August 8th
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