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Sun Jun 30, 2013, 12:44 PM

A craft project

I made for a birthday gift. I bought a bird cage at a garage sale for $3.00. I talked 'em down from $5.

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Reply A craft project (Original post)
libodem Jun 2013 OP
libodem Jun 2013 #1
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snappyturtle Jun 2013 #3
libodem Jun 2013 #5
libodem Jun 2013 #4
MagickMuffin Jul 2013 #12
libodem Jul 2013 #13
MagickMuffin Jul 2013 #14
libodem Jul 2013 #15
libodem Jul 2013 #16
MagickMuffin Jul 2013 #20
libodem Jul 2013 #17
libodem Jul 2013 #18
libodem Jul 2013 #19
MagickMuffin Jul 2013 #21
libodem Jul 2013 #23
MagickMuffin Jul 2013 #25
libodem Jun 2013 #6
snappyturtle Jun 2013 #8
MagickMuffin Jul 2013 #22
libodem Jul 2013 #24
libodem Jun 2013 #7
snappyturtle Jun 2013 #9
KC Jul 2013 #10
libodem Jul 2013 #11
libodem Aug 2013 #26
2478shilpi Apr 2015 #27
libodem Apr 2015 #28

Response to libodem (Original post)

Sun Jun 30, 2013, 12:46 PM

1. Drill baby drill

Democrat style. Must have adequate drainage.

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Response to libodem (Original post)

Sun Jun 30, 2013, 12:49 PM

2. Paint baby paint

Purple rocks!!!

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Response to libodem (Reply #2)

Sun Jun 30, 2013, 12:52 PM

3. Gorgeous color! Isn't Krylon the best? nt

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Response to snappyturtle (Reply #3)

Sun Jun 30, 2013, 12:57 PM

5. Yes

It covers well and has a nice shine.

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Response to libodem (Original post)

Sun Jun 30, 2013, 12:54 PM

4. I've taken a recent liking to chicks and hens

Especially since I've discovered the male member growing up there. So I took a nice batch and added them to the cage. Also put sedium around the edges, inside.

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Response to libodem (Reply #4)

Thu Jul 4, 2013, 04:06 PM

12. I'd like to see more of your bicycle };)

We restored vintage bicycles and sell them to loving and caring people. Yours looks as though it might be a vintage bike.


Now you need to tackle painting your chair


And I wagon plants.



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Response to MagickMuffin (Reply #12)

Fri Jul 5, 2013, 12:36 PM

13. To be honest

This is my friend's patio in front of the shop. She's super artsy crafty. I'll get a better picture of her bike when I'm over there. She used the same purple as on the bird cage and then did flowers and shapes using dots of paint. Acrylics. We are going to paint some more bug rocks, soon, too.

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Response to libodem (Reply #13)

Fri Jul 5, 2013, 02:25 PM

14. We also paint some of the bikes we have in inventory

Well, in all fairness my hubby does all of the work. He does an amazing job restoring these old rusty bikes. He will enhance the patina on them, sometimes using mica powers as well as the paint.

He has clients who commission him to do customization on their bikes. He really enjoys it thoroughly and loves when the clients are especially impressed with his attention to detail.

Keep me informed when you've posted your friends bike. I am very fond of vintage bikes as you are probably well aware of by now!

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Response to MagickMuffin (Reply #14)

Wed Jul 10, 2013, 08:14 PM

15. I hope this works

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Should be a picture of my friend's bike. It didn't show on the imjur page so I'm not sure what I have.

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Response to libodem (Reply #15)

Wed Jul 10, 2013, 08:17 PM

16. Her other bike is the one

That is the same color as the bird cage. I'm going out to paint rocks. Maybe I'll remember to get a pic of the other bike.

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Response to libodem (Reply #15)

Mon Jul 15, 2013, 05:21 PM

20. Your friend is quite the creative creature

I emailed the pic to my hubby and he's pretty sure he knows the maker of the bike. He has become a very informed bike enthusiasts. I hope you'll still get the chance to post the other pic painted like your bird cage/planter!

Thanks for taking the time to take the pic and post it




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Response to MagickMuffin (Reply #14)

Mon Jul 15, 2013, 04:47 PM

17. Hi Magic

I Went to an antique show Sunday and saw this bike.. I took a quick pic for you.

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Hope you enjoy this.


Oop, wrong pic.

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Response to libodem (Reply #17)

Mon Jul 15, 2013, 04:51 PM

18. Oop wrong picture

This is the bird cage with a little dragon in it. I changed it after I found out my friend watches Game of Thrones.

Now back to find that old bike I saw.

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Response to MagickMuffin (Reply #12)

Mon Jul 15, 2013, 04:55 PM

19. Here is the old bike

I saw on Sunday. Made me think of you.

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Response to libodem (Reply #19)

Mon Jul 15, 2013, 05:24 PM

21. Oh my what a lovely bike

My hubby could make it into a most lovely bicycle.

We have several tank bikes that he is slowly getting around to fixing up. I would love to own this bike.

Did you notice the price?

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Response to MagickMuffin (Reply #21)

Mon Jul 15, 2013, 06:15 PM

23. Yes

NFS. I can see why. It was a cutie. I wonder what it might have been worth? What do you guesstimate?

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Response to libodem (Reply #23)

Mon Jul 15, 2013, 07:58 PM

25. $50 is all that I would buy it for in its current condition, since it appears it needs a lot of TLC

However, once restored it could be worth double or triple the price.

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Response to libodem (Original post)

Sun Jun 30, 2013, 12:59 PM

6. Decorated with free plants

From my friend's yard.

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Response to libodem (Reply #6)

Sun Jun 30, 2013, 01:03 PM

8. Purple loves green! Good choice! What a lovely gift. nt

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Response to libodem (Reply #6)

Mon Jul 15, 2013, 05:25 PM

22. Your repurposed bird cage is beautiful.

Have you given it to your friend yet?

If so, what was their reaction?

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Response to MagickMuffin (Reply #22)

Mon Jul 15, 2013, 06:29 PM

24. She really liked it

I put a little dragon in it instead of the rock bug.

If I'd had more moola on Sunday, I might have aquired a couple more bird cages. They looked like something your grandma's parakeet may have lived in. Might have worked?

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Response to libodem (Original post)

Sun Jun 30, 2013, 01:03 PM

7. Added a bit of wimsey

With a painted rock bug. Free.

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Response to libodem (Reply #7)

Sun Jun 30, 2013, 01:04 PM

9. Stop! Too cute....keeps getting better and better. nt

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Response to libodem (Reply #7)

Mon Jul 1, 2013, 02:22 AM

10. I like that

Did you paint the bug rock or buy it?
It's really cute!

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Response to KC (Reply #10)

Mon Jul 1, 2013, 08:34 AM

11. Made it

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Response to libodem (Original post)

Wed Aug 21, 2013, 07:46 PM

26. More

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Response to libodem (Original post)

Tue Apr 14, 2015, 01:02 AM

27. wow

great idea to utilize for something creative

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Response to 2478shilpi (Reply #27)

Tue Apr 14, 2015, 08:55 AM

28. We shop garage sales

For cages but craft stores like Michael's usually have a selection. The spray paint season is upon us.

Woo Hoo. Happy designing.

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