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Yellow Porcelain Enamel Pitcher Birdhouse

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I had been saving this old yellow pitcher for a while until the style I wanted to go for hit me.

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Structo Keepsake Box Roller Skate Truck

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I started this truck with a vintage Structo truck cab I was lucky enough to run across. I built a false floor brace to mount it to the roller skate (old Chicago brand). I matched it up with a heavy...

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Progression of a dream catcher

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Do you ever look at something and think, that would be awesome gigantic or made of metal?

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Broken teacup planter

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When that broken teacup is too pretty to throw away!

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Ironing board = Garden trellis & "window"

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Group project with the hubby :)

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What to do with a beloved--but broken--piece

Sometimes upcycling and repurposing requires a mere change of geography. So when my lovely old bird bath could no longer stand, I found a fitting retirement home for it. The hardest part was getting...

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Repurposed Silverplate Pitcher Birdhouse with Modified Forks & Spoons

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It's been a little while since I've created one of my metal, decorative birdhouses.

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New Recycled yard Art

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I wish I had taken the before pictures, but I get so busy recycling I have forgotten some of the steps. Any way the bird feeders were made from old metal lids, magazine rack, broken scraps of stained...

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Two Upcycled Bird Feeders

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These are a couple of the latest upcycled bird feeders I've created.  The first was a pain bending and molding the license plate into a square.  Might be my first and last square license...

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Silverplate Spoon Trophy Birdhouse

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I began this decorative birdhouse with the bottom of a silverplate ice bucket and a top from a silverplate serving dish. A vintage brass candlestick gave it some height along with a casserole dish...

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More Upcycled Decorative Birdhouses

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Hey everybody!

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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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Upcycled Roller Skates Robot Keepsake Box Truck

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Another fun "roller skate upcycled truck"! This one started with the base of an old skate and a copper plated tin "Coffee" canister. Next I had to find a cab, so I found an old brass wall hanging...

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Steampunk Forks & Copper Canister Bird House

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I spent a lot of time on this particular birdhouse with the detailed custom work. I started with a copper-plated vintage Flour canister. I mounted a silverplate napkin ring around the hole 1...

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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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Crawfish Lobster Mold Film Reel Stained Glass Junk Collage Piece

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I started this piece by wanting to create something with a cajun flair centered around the crawfish/lobster copper mold. I used a large vintage metal film reel as the base. From there, it's a...

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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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