Copper Sugar Canister Silverplate Cage Upcycled Bird House

August 14th, 2011 in member junk     
gadgetsponge Brian Carlisle, contributor
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I really like copper so I started with a copper-plated kitchen sugar canister. I used a brass napking ring to surround the bird hole (1 1/2") and used the end of a vintage silverplate fork for the perch mount. I cut, grinded and rebent some silverplate napkin rings and mounted them vertically around the whole bird house as if it were caged. On top, I used the base from a copper-plate colander with a silverplate small saucer and silverplate creamer lid at the very top. A footing from a silverplate tray adorns the front, top center. For the foundation, I used a silverplate candy dish/ pedestal bowl upside down. Very elegant!

Here are the measurements...
Height: 13.25"; Width (side to side): 8.5"; Depth (front to back): 9".


Pattern or design used: My own design - Brian GadgetSponge
posted in: member junk, metal, , kitchen, silver, birds, metallic, pedestal, silverplate, copper, canister, cage, sugar, elegant, formal, bird, house

Comments (2)

gadgetsponge writes: My houses are primarily for decoration (indoors) or yard art (outdoors). On rare circumstances they might be suitable under shade or covered by something overhead. Posted: 2:15 pm on August 15th
Cottage_Collectibles writes: Very creative, but wouldn't the heat of the metals "cook" baby birds? Posted: 12:30 pm on August 15th
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