Edgemont Tin & Film Storage Box Metal Birdhouse

June 27th, 2012 in member junk     
gadgetsponge Brian Carlisle, contributor
7 users recommend

I always love getting my hands on vintage metal tins. That's the way this custom piece started. Once I found this vintage silverplate casserole lid for the "roof", I had to find a good base. This vintage film storage box has been calling me for quite a while and it was perfect. PLUS, it provides great, fun storage options for decorating with this piece. The vintage post office mailbox doors fit perfectly on the sides to offer up more compartment fun. The rest of the piece is a big blur of vintage parts and modified pieces!

Pattern or design used: My own design - Brian GadgetSponge
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Comments (11)

AudreyGreenwood writes: That is a gorgeous steampunk-ish box! I would totally rent boxes like that for the theme party I'm thinking of doing. I really like statement pieces like this that just put a bit of a unique touch and home-doneness that you can't get anywhere else. Posted: 9:02 pm on September 23rd
Beverley writes: Very nice again. You do such great work and very creative. Posted: 3:31 pm on September 10th
JunkArchitect writes: The birds must just LOVE YoU...another amazing creation!

Posted: 5:46 am on July 3rd
LloydsLandingofSears writes: I totally love this birdhouse! I have one of these vintage Edgemont Cracker tins, given to me by a neighbor several years ago. It was her mother's. Her mother lived to be 100. Wonderful family. Your talent blows me away, Brian! I hope one day I can create as well as you can :) ~Mary~ Posted: 12:30 pm on June 30th
gadgetsponge writes: Thanks so much everyone! Posted: 8:18 pm on June 28th
sassycass writes: I'm always so amazed at what you come up with! This one is really cool! Posted: 6:52 pm on June 28th
annebell writes: I'm kind of coveting this. Ok. I'm really coveting it! Fantastic work! Posted: 12:33 pm on June 28th
chippingcharm writes: Love every single detail...that "roof" is the perfect touch :) Laurel Posted: 5:41 am on June 28th
GypsyBarn writes: Whenever I see your pieces, I wish I could be a bird, just to call it my home haha! Love them all! Posted: 5:39 pm on June 26th
Junkpony writes: Wow, that is so cool, Brian! I have a mailbox door just like those - but it's been laying around for 3 years because I haven't come up with an idea for it. You are very talented... lucky birds! Posted: 12:26 pm on June 26th
suewhitney writes: Absolutely love this one, Brian. Stunning!!!

Be Well,
Sue Posted: 10:27 am on June 26th
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