Wow, it’s been a long time since I’ve posted! I just finished my fall semester of grad school last night and actually have time to write something that won’t be graded 🙂 WOO!
My mom and stepdad moved earlier this year, and a few months ago they gave us a sideboard that they didn’t end up having a spot for in their new place. My stepdad, being the handy guy he is (and whose birthday it is today!), had built in a wine rack into the middle of it.
Since we have a wine rack behind our bar already, we opted to remove it. After a lot hard work of figuring out how the heck he even got the shelves in there, we were able to remove them and reinstall the original shelving. I touched up the piece with some black paint, and it is looking sharp in our family room now — especially with all of the crap on it.
It’s decorated for Christmas now, but a few months ago I made a fun little decoration to incorporate my love of all things birds. I had a birdcage that mom had given me a few years ago that I’d never had anything to do with.
After a trip to Michael’s, I had a bunch of floral stems to play with. I started with a floral sponge thingy (that’s the technical name, of course).
That actually ended up not working at all…. so I scratched that plan and started to layer the greenery at the bottom of the cage.
I stuck some sprigs in and out of the wires of the cage to kid of keep everything secure, ending up with a nice bed of greenery at the bottom of the cage. Realistically, if you turned it upside down, it would all likely fall out. … so I just won’t do that!
I have this FAT mercury glass bird that I love, so I plopped him right on top of all of the floral stems.
And with that, I had a pretty darn cute use for the birdcage and the bird, both of which I’ve had in random places around my house for years!
It made for a cute little vignette on our new-to-us sideboard.