Thursday, October 27, 2011

~Rusty Birdcage Chandelier~

Hello everyone.  I have been very absent lately due to life and family.  My oldest daughter finished her volleyball season yesterday which has kept us hopping, so I'm going to be optimistic and hope I will have a little nore time on my hands.  No winter sports, just my youngest daughter's dance classes two days a week.  I've also been busy getting things ready  for the window space at Monticello's where I will be for the month of November.  It's going to be beginning to look a lot like Christmas:-)  All these things in my life have kept me away from blogging as much or leaving comments, but I'm still here and still looking at all your wonderful blogs and hope to have more time in the future.

I know I already showed you a little bit of this area in my bedroom when I shared my lovely new bedspread, but I just added this wonderful rusty iron birdcage and stand and wanted to share it with you.  I got this years ago from my friends Mom and it is amazing!!!  I've always had it outside and in recent years  I used them seperately.  I looked out my window the other morning, saw it and a lightbulb went off.  So I hosed it down brought it inside and added this little chandelier.

What do you think?  Doesn't it look great?  I love when things come together like this.  Now hopefully the rest of the room can actually come together also.  Just the right amount of rustic charm.  Enjoy!  xoxo K.

Linking up with these wonderful ladies:
Debra for Vintage Inspiration Friday
Courtney for Feather your Nest Friday
LaurieAnna for Farmhouse Fridays


  1. Gorgeous! I just recently did the same after seeing the RH catalog.

  2. Your birdcage with the little chandelier inside is precious!

  3. It's a winner.
    How lovely it must be in the room late at night. :D
    It sounds like blogdom is heading straight into the busy season full tilt.
    Every blog I stop by, I read that we are all so busy. I am determined to set aside time each day to just sip some coffee and reflect and breathe...

    Your window will look smashing of course!

  4. It is fantastic looking, I love your idea, and the beautiful corner in your bedroom.

  5. Hey Kathleen,

    Aren't those light bulb moments great? Funny how you can have something for years, and then in a moment, it all comes together in a different way. Love how you combined the pretty chandy with the rusty cage....very clever.

    A friend stopped by the other day, looked around my living room, and asked me if my mind ever stopped thinking of ways to change things. We just can't help it, right?

    Take care and have a wonderful weekend.


  6. Oh this does look nice! Reminds me of the RestorationHardware bird cage chandeliers they are promoting right now~but yours is nicer!!

  7. it's amazing! pure AHA moment!! love it!

  8. I like it I sold my bird cage, now maybe I should have kept it nice job. have a great weekend...

  9. ...LOVE this Kathleen!!
    now, do ya' mind sending that magic "lightbulb" to me?! ~ lol!!
    xo, Rosemary

  10. WOW what a fabulous idea!! It looks beautiful in your bedroom! Martina

  11. That's such a beautiful look, Kathleen. I love rusty things, and crystals. Great combo.

  12. I love this look! Just gorgeous in your bedroom!

  13. I love it, when you can put together things that you have all ready at hand. Wonderful job. Hugs Mary

  14. Love the mad mix of rusty with elegance. So pretty and this is something that I would sooo do and use. SEa Witch

  15. Hi Kathleen, your room looks so nice and I love the birdcage- fab !
    Have a lovely weekend
    Gail x

  16. That is absolutely beautiful Kathleen. I love light bulb moments

    Have a wonderful weekend

  17. I love when I get time to re-arrange my house. Love the chandelier in the old bird cage, looks great!

    Take care, Sue

  18. oh, I know what you have been going thru!! hahaha, we just ended volleyball, but she wants to play club....not enough time!!!
    I am lovin' the chandy in the cage!!!!

  19. Oooh, I LOVE it! I really get excited seeing rustic and refined things used together! Love your style.

  20. Hi Kathleen,
    Your birdhouse is spectacular!!! I love the added element of the crystal chandie, perfect idea!
    Your room looks so beautiful!
    Wishing you a glorious weekend.

  21. So after reading the comments and learning that restoration hardware is selling birdcage chandeliers I had to check them out.
    OMG the 2,200 dollar price tag is insane and YOURS is better. You really hit this one out of the park. AWESOME

  22. F A B U L O U S ~ I would have only thought of putting a bird in it or maybe think big & put a potted plant, but a Chandelier ~ Now that IS Perfect!

  23. I was just passing through and thought id stop and say hello. Richard from the Amish community of Lebanon,Pa.

  24. it is absolutely STUNNING Kathleen! i'm sighing BIG TIME here. sooo lovely!TFS! ;)

  25. Love the birdcage it looks wonderful, so creative, Laura Cottage and Broome

  26. I just love birdcages,... and birdcages with chandeliers are my favorite!!! Just absolutely gorgeous!

  27. LOVE it!!!! How are you doing?? We need to get together! :)

  28. How darn cute is that?! The perfect addition. :)


  29. It's beautiful Kathleen. I'll bet the shadows from the glow are gorgeous too!
    Even when I don't leave comments, I am checking in to read here and see what you are up to. So I know how it is. It isn't always easy to leave a message and see all the blogs we want to see is it? I am sure glad I stopped in today to see this beauty. That is one awesome cage!
    hugs from here...

  30. beautiful i have a weakness for both.chandeliers and bird cages great project. new follower here xxx

  31. Your birdcage is magnificent!
    Oh, how I would love to head back up to Portland to see your glorious space!


  32. Oh my gosh Kathleen, I LOVE it!

    Have a great Sunday,

  33. What lovely blogging, so many things I love here and would want in my home. Cute etsy shop:)


  34. Sweet idea, Kathleen! I never would'ave thought of putting a tiny chandy in it! Love it! :)

    xoxo laurie

  35. Hi Kathleen,
    Trying to leave a post again and see what happens. LOVE the chandy in the birdcage. Beautiful!!
    Sandi@Wayside Treasures

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