Thursday, April 18, 2013

Wicker Paint Bling and Memories

Lightweight wicker faux bird cage = possibilities.


CeCeChalkpaint, white roses, bling and spring sunshine. 

Frosted pale green, frames and watermarks thanks to PicMonkey.

Found the birdcage at a thrift store last week. I think it is meant to be a display piece, it came with a wicker ring for the top and a long fishline with a cup hook attached.
Painted with brush and sponge (inside was difficult to brush but the sponge worked well) with CeCe Caldwell Simply White Chalkpaint. When you are working with chalkpaint and you want less or even removal of the chalkpaint, most often you can just clean it/wipe the paint off with a damp cloth. Just remember to do that before you wax over the paint.
I wanted to make a photo keepsake. The roses seemed just right to display in the painted wicker bird cage. I used my DGS's baby mug, a metal flower frog, clipped the roses very short and eased them into the small opening. Added a swan paperweight and a silverplate necklace. All thrifted. (The white roses are for my Mom, in memory.)
A memory.



20 comments:

  1. That is a beautiful memory of Mom

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  2. Your finds were great and you did a very nice job with them.

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  3. Oh, Joy, that is beautiful - a great tribute to your Mom.
    Thanks for giving us a peek at it!

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  4. You really turned this little bird cage into something beautiful! And the vignette is just so pretty. Thank you for sharing at TTF!

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  5. I found your link on the blog hop. I love this idea! So unique and pretty!

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  6. The bird cage looks great and with the roses it looks lovely. It,s a lovely remembrance of your mom.
    Denise

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  7. Night and day! I tell you, paint is amazing This looks great! Very sweet!
    Karen

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  8. What a beautiful vignette you made! The roses are beautiful.

    Judy

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  9. great photographs, Joy. Especially the first one.

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  10. I love what paint can do to transform, just about anything! This is lovely and the roses such a special touch.

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  11. Thanks for the great idea. I have a white, ornamental bird cage that I planned on putting candles in, but the door is too small. Perhaps I'll try roses. My dad loved yellow roses so that would be a happy memory!

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  12. Very sweet Joy.
    off to see more of your blog.

    blessings
    barb

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  13. It looks so pretty now!

    Big Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

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  14. wow what a transformation..so lovely!

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  15. What a lovely transformation, Joy! Love the vignette.

    Thanks so much for joining in this week.

    xo
    Claudia

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  16. Joy, what a sweet remembrance of your mother. Love the birdcage all dressed up in it's new coat of paint! Thanks for sharing it with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  17. Lovely, lovely, lovely - beautiful transformation with the roses - a darling remembrance of your mother - I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,
    Kathy

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  18. Wonderful project! I love the added white roses in memory of your mom. Just wanted to let you know you will be featured this week on Simple & Sweet Fridays. Have a great weekend!

    Jody

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  19. Joy, Your wicker birdcage looks great. I love how you dressed it up. Thanks for sharing at Throwback Thursday.

    xoxo
    Denyse

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  20. How pretty.......and so cheerful looking. :) Thank you for sharing this..........

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Thanks for visiting. I read and appreciate all your comments. Joy

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