An Upcycled Birdcage and My First Spray Painting Success

Two years ago I found this little decorative bird cage at a thrift store. I bought it because, at the time, my sister and I were vendors at a craft mall. In my mind, little old ladies would jump at a chance to purchase a decorative bird cage. I was wrong. This little bird cage sat in our booth until my sister and I stopped selling at the craft mall a little over a year ago. Even though I’ve gotten rid of most of the items that had not sold, I couldn’t part with this bird cage. I don’t know why. I guess I liked it. Call me a little old lady. In it’s current state, it needed desperate help. I had a few friends recommend that I spray paint it. However, I am a spray painting nightmare. My husband can’t figure out how someone who does as many crafts as I do is incapable of spray painting. I really wanted to spruce up this bird cage, though, so I determined that it would be my first spray painting success.

An Upcycled Birdcage

I started with a cardboard in the driveway on a sunny day.

An Upcycled Birdcage

I chose a pretty turquoise color and went to work. After two coats of spray paint, I’m excited to report that I now have an upcycled birdcage! I managed to paint this without any unsightly drips or uneven spots.

An Upcycled Birdcage

I’m hanging on to this for photo props and spring decor.

An Upcycled Birdcage

Are you a successful spray painter?

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