Rusty Old Birdcage

How is your weekend going? It’s still chilly here but the sun is out and the sky is blue.
Can’t ask for much more then that.

I got a lot of great gifts for Christmas and my birthday but I thought I’d show you something a friend of mine found at a yard sale for me.

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She saw it and thought it was something I’d like to redo.

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But the thing is, I don’t want to redo it. I like it the way it is.

Is that crazy?  

She sounded a little disappointed when I said I loved it like this.

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It has weathered wood trim and scrolly accents on the bars and door.

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The roof is metal and sort of a blue green color. 
It has bits of rust here and there but still a lot of the great blue green color that I love.

I’m not sure what I’ll put in it. If anything. The door doesn’t open very wide.

So what do you think?
Would you leave it or paint it?  


  1. If I were doing an all white room, then it would be painted WHITE.. I would also fill it with gifts from the sea; shells, coral, driftwood pieces..what-evers..
    In fact, leaving it in it's natural state would also call for those same gifts from the sea..
    Now if my decor had a central theme of gardens..then a beautiful green plant would be perfect.. the choices/ options are endless..
    You must make the decision.. if any at all!!
    warmest hugs..

  2. LEAVE IT !!! lol! :) I love it - I have one very similar- I would love it if mine was rustier and crustier like yours :)

  3. I have one that is a little more sea green, and I love it! I put vintage tea cups inside.
    Leave it!!!

  4. I thought exactly what Loui said - leave it as is and fill it with shells, coral, driftwood, seaglass. It's beautiful!

  5. Leave it alone.. even in my white living room it would be beautiful as is.. your friend did good!
    Nice Find

  6. Definitely leave it as is! I love me some rust. The paint is a nice color too.

  7. Don't touch it! It looks great the way it is! I think I'd decorate a whole room around that. I can imagine it with some star fish (imagine that) and some blue mason jars full of shells or other fun finds. But, whatever you do with it will be fabulous. It is a great find and your friend did really good!

  8. I wouldn't touch it. I love it like that. It's perfect and what a great gift. I can't wait to see what you do with it.

  9. I have one just like it! Leave it - it looks like something someone would pay $150 for in a fancy antique store.

  10. i wouldn't change a thing either- what an awesome find!

  11. I love it as is. What a wonderful gift!

  12. hi Anita...I love it just the way it is..has so much character already! sweet friend eh!

  13. I like it "as is". I'd put some moss on the bottom with some vintage porcelain birdies in some sort of vignette. What a cool find.

  14. What a gorgeous birdhouse, Anita! Now, I am usually one to say "paint it Heirloom White"!. But in this case, I truly love it just the way it is, and it seems that it'd be a shame to cover up that wonderful chippy patina, not to mention gorgeous color! I can see it with several large cream pillar candles, or some large sea shells. Have fun with it!

  15. I would leave it. I like the color and the patina that you can't recreate.

  16. LEave it! Beautiful! What a great find.


  17. I LOVE it just as it is!! I like Loui's idea of filling it with things from the sea - driftwood, starfish, sand dollars.

  18. I like it just like that too. It takes special kind of people to get us rusty lovers. :)

  19. Leave it!!!!! ...and filling it with everthing coastal! I like the color and the shabby look.

  20. Definitely leave it! Love it :-)

  21. Actually, I would leave it as is! I love the greenish tint! Can't wait to see what you'll put in there!

  22. Absolutely leave it the way it is.

  23. Love it the way it is! Love the chippy charm! I'm your newest friend! Drop by for a visit sometime soon!

  24. I love it just the way it is too. :) I love the color and the rust is perfect.

  25. I think it is perfect just the way it is. I love it! What a special gift from your friend.

  26. just found you by chance. LEAVE it!!! it's perfectly wonderful just the way it is.

    nice to be here

  27. I'd absolutely leave it...it's beautiful as is!!!

  28. I wouldn't paint it or do anything else - it's FAB just the way it is, Anita. What a lovely gift!!!


  29. As soon as I scrolled down to the birdcage, I thought, "Oh, look at that gorgeous color." I love everything about it. I'd keep it just the way it is. You must come back and show us what you did with it. I would have no idea, but I know you and your brilliant creativity. I can't wait to see what you come up with.

  30. By all that is good and holy, LEAVE IT! It's gorgeous!


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