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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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Repurposed Twin Bird Silverplate Platters Bird Feeder

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I've been wanting to use this partitioned silverplate server for a while and finally got after it. The ends of spoons make for perches and some serve as the support points for the suspending chains...

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Repurposed Upcycled Birdhouse - Blue Kettle & Alarm Clock

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This repurposed metal birdhouse started with an attractive vintage porcelain / enamel coffee pot.

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Repurposed Roller Skate Truck No. 10: Double-Axle Heavy Hauler

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I've actually been working on this one off and on for several months now.

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Repurposed Bird Feeders

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Here's a couple of repurposed metal birdfeeders I just finished.

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Repurposed Chrome Flour Pod Birdhouse

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My wife found this great retro chrome kitchen flour canister while we were out junkin' a few weeks ago.

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Edgemont Tin & Film Storage Box Metal Birdhouse

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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...

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Repurposed Water Fountain with Old Galvanized & Silverplate Parts

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I've been wanting to create a water fountain for a while but was waiting for a good basin to catch and return all the water.

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Repurposed Silverplate Ice Bucket Pedestal Birdhouse

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I really went "sky-high" on this one-of-a-kind birdhouse. It's got a beautiful silverplate ice bucket topping a tall brass pedestal candlestick. Tons more silverplate, a glass door knob, hand carved...

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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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Upcycled Bird Feeders with Found Objects

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Some more recent upcycled bird feeders!

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White Porcelain Enamel Space Heater "Industrial" Decorative Birdhouse

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These old heaters are always so fun to work with. The great porcelain/enamel finish offers such a neat surface with the chips, rust and hazing that naturally happens over the years. I pulled out all...

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Upcycled Custom Blue Glass Silverplate Tray Bird Feeder

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I ran across a great vintage light fixture that had this piece of glass in it. I took it and custom painted the inside a beautiful deep blue and used several other found parts and items to pull this...

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Upcycled "Bird Island" Water Fountain

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I found this great copper and brass bowl/basin and knew immediately what it needed to be turned into.

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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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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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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 Light Fixtures

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I've gotten into upcycled light fixtures.  I've enjoyed modifying items for the exterior that cast interesting light patterns at night.

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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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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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