Upcycled Thrifted Birdcage Summer Planter

June 07, 2018
Do you remember the teal birdcage I purchased back in February thrifting?

Since teal is not my color, I had to paint it!

 I cleaned out the fake flowers, washed the birdcage and then brush painted it with watered down Rust-Oleum Chalked Paint in Linen White.

I use 1/2 paint and 1/2 water for my whitewash.

I sealed my birdcage paint for outdoors with Minwax Water Based Helmsman Indoor/Outdoor Spar Urethane Aerosol in Satin

I pounded a large nail through the middle of the pail bottom for drainage.

I added some potting soil.

This annual is on my underused-great annual list!

Thrifted Birdcage to Baby's Breath Planter #upcycle #babysbreath
Most of the birdcage planters that I see on Pinterest are planted with succulents.

 Annual baby's breath is a great alternative to succulents!

Thrifted Birdcage to Baby's Breath Planter #upcycle #babysbreath
I think my birdcage is adorable!

I have displayed the birdcage planter on my pallet tray re-purposed from a thrift shop pallet sign.

Thrifted Birdcage to Baby's Breath Planter #upcycle #babysbreath
This planter will need daily or twice daily watering!
Thanks for reading my blog, Carlene

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  1. What a beautiful design Carlene! The baby's breath looks marvelous in this vignette. :) Love the cage in white too.
    ~ Christina


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