Repurposed Bird Feeders

December 27th, 2012 in member junk     
gadgetsponge Brian Carlisle, contributor
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Here's a couple of repurposed metal birdfeeders I just finished.  The first is more elegant and has silverplate and brass components.  It can also serve as maybe a valet for different objects from keys to change to bills to mail or whatever else might come to mind.  The second is my most elaborate dust pan bird feeder to date.  It started as a vintage copper-finish dust pan.  I added some chrome handles, an oven thermometer and manipulated the metal here and there. 
Pattern or design used: My own design - Brian of
posted in: member junk, metal, Bird feeder, upcycled, tray, silver, repurposed, birds, charger, handles, chrome, thermometer, faucet, mixed media, found objects, silverplate, dust pan

Comments (8)

LloydsLandingofSears writes: Simply masculine and always shining above all - I can tell by looking at a birdfeeder or birdhouse who the maker is when you've had your hand at it, Brian. You sure do yourself proud, and I love all of your works...always have, and always will, I'm sure. ~Mary~ Posted: 7:22 pm on January 1st
gadgetsponge writes: I really wish I could Jim but they've all "flown the coop" to new homes and birds everywhere. There's plenty I wish I had back just for myself. I think I've done over 80 birdhouses alone to date. Posted: 10:09 am on December 30th
JunkArchitect writes: Brian, with all your incredible birdhouses you really should have a museum exhibit titled...Home Tweet Home!

Posted: 9:41 am on December 30th
gadgetsponge writes: I think I'm blushing down here in Shreveport. JMS folks are the best.

Georgiamoon, I've got a good handful of species coming through at different times of the year but nothing like some of my peers out in the country.

Lanette, oddly enough, I use very few of my creations in my own yard. I sell most everything I make to spread the word and use others for family gifts.

Sue, what can I say?!? You make all of this possible by allowing us all to voice our creative minds and share ideas with each other.

MakinItHappen, I have to admit that I work out of a 3-bay garage and it's completely full of so much I couldn't even begin to list them. I've got everything from a vintage Jeep lighting rack to silverplate chargers and everything in between. My wife has dreams of one day parking in the garage again, but I would hate to mislead her. Haha! Posted: 6:05 pm on December 29th
MakinItHappen writes: More great projects. You must have an unlimited supply of junk and an unlimited imagination! Posted: 8:18 am on December 28th
suewhitney writes: No one....and I mean no one does bird feeders like you!!! Stunning!

Be Well,
Sue Posted: 7:50 am on December 28th
CottageElements writes: Brian, you are such a creative person and really know how to think out of the box! These bird feeders are amazing...such spoiled birds you have there :-) Wishing you and yours a very Happy New Year! Keep those awesome ideas coming!

Lani Posted: 7:26 am on December 28th
georgiamoon writes: Oh Brian,
These are SO good! I love the way you add such interesting little perches for the little birdies! Just how many birds do you have living in the area surrounding your house? I'll bet they come from near and far to see what you have built for them.
Georgia Posted: 7:06 am on December 28th
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