Upcycled Metal Ashtray Birdfeeder

April 11th, 2013 in member junk     
GrannyTackett GrannyTackett, member
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Bright & Cheery Metal Ashtray Birdfeeder
Sunflower design on the base.
Bright & Cheery Metal Ashtray Birdfeeder

Bright & Cheery Metal Ashtray Birdfeeder

Photo: Me!

I found this old metal ashtray when we moved into the old one room schoolhouse we're renovating into our home. Hubby wanted to throw the "piece of junk" away, but I snatched it up, hid it, and painted it while he was out one day. He loved it when he saw it. I have to say, I'm rather proud of how great it turned out!

I cleaned it up really good first, let it dry thoroughly, then began painting using Rust-Oleum paints. The base & feeder bowl are both painted like a Sunflower. We live in Kansas and this just seemed appropriate.

My next project is an old, rusty, dented, very small wheel barrow. I'll paint it up bright & pretty and make a garden in it! I'll post pictures of it as well when it's complete.

Pattern or design used: My own design
posted in: member junk, metal, country, garden, whimsical, black, green, brown, red, blue, yellow, paint, outdoor, orange, recycle, ashtray, birdfeeder, Up-cycle, Bright, Sunflower

Comments (1)

suewhitney writes: ADORABLE!!! Nicely done my friend...I'm sure the birds are singing with joy!

Be Well,
Sue Posted: 6:03 am on April 19th
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