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Upcycled Silverplate Bird Feeder

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I wanted to make a special Christmas present for a dear lady that knew me all the way back to when I was a child.

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A Murder of Crows

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12" crows made out of wooden molds I found in an antique store in Seattle (1930s). I put them on stands, added feathers I was given, I painted up 6 crow heads I found in a taxidermy storenbsp...

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Upcycled Pedestal Birdhouse Side Table

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I had a great time creating this first for me.  It all started with the heavy, tall brass candlestick and then all the other parts came in a slow avalanche to make this one of a kind side table...

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Speedboat Percolator & Brass Thermometer Birdhouses

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I've been busy in junk central making new decorative birdhouses.  Here's just a couple of the new ones that I've done most recently.

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Penthouse Double License Plate Birdhouse Tower

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Good evening creative compadres!  This is my first double decker license plate birdhouse.  I tried to keep the metal parts in copper.  I hope y'all like it!

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Stained Glass Lantern Upcycled Light Fixture Birdhouse

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This is my first birdhouse that incorporates stained glass.  I hope to make some more exploring ways to use stained glass in the near future.  This one started as a housing box for a...

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Cornflower Blue License Plate Birdhouse

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I was lucky enough to find this license plate in sich a great color.  I had plans for it before I even paid for it!  All the silver tones ended up complimenting the blue perfectly I think.

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Copper Sugar Canister Silverplate Cage Upcycled Bird House

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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...

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Vintage Children's Book Birdhouse

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Welcome to my birdhouse experiment.  I have a lot of extra vintage children's book and I was wondering what to do with them.  Well, I might have found a fun solution. I gave the book...

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Upcycled Old Rake Birdfeeder

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I cut and flattened an antique tin canister for the artwork on the back.  Some numbers from an old license plate make the "73".  A metal star from a napkin ring sits up top. And some...

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White & Green Enamel Porcelain Space Heater Upcycled Bird House

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I found this great vintage space heater in an antique shop and just knew it was going to make a great birdhouse. I started with cutting the front circular plate off for the bird hole and gutted...

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Film Reel Brumberger Box as Movie Theatre Upcycled Bird House

This birdhouse was the most intensive for me to create out of all of the birdhouses. The structure is a vintage Brumberger film strong box for film storage. IT OPENS UP!!! This is great because...

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Finally Finished Junk Swap Project

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Well it took 4 days (I've decided that I am not a fan of having to wait on paint to dry!)  but I finally finished my junk swap project.  I'm happy how it turned out. I think this would...

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Holidays & Simple Abundance

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My husband and I had to tear down the last project house, but removed some odds n ends before the bulldozer arrived.  I used what I believe to be a dresser mount (minus a mirror) to create...

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