Retro Kitchen Coffee Pot Metal Upcycled Bird House

August 2nd, 2011 in member junk     
gadgetsponge Brian Carlisle, contributor
8 users recommend

From kitchen to bird house!
From kitchen to bird house!

From kitchen to bird house!

I ran across this vintage coffee pot and knew it would make a great birdhouse. I started by cutting the birdhole and using a silverplate napkin ring as the awning. I then used part of a fan piece from an antique, ornate brass fire screen on the top/front side. A piece of an old vegetable steamer fin was painted red and mounted there also. I then dismantled the base and the top lid and custom painted the pieces red. Then put all the pieces and the metal badging pieces back on. I painted an old drawer knob red to match everything else. For a final nice touch, I cut out a side from an antique coffee tin ("Franklin's Famous Java Coffee") and roughed it up and mounted it on the back of the coffee pot. The top lid can be removed by unscrewing a bolt in the back to clean out the nests each year if it is used outside.

Here are the measurements...
Height: 12"; Width (side to side): 6.5"; Depth (front to back): 9".

Pattern or design used: My own design - Brian GadgetSponge
posted in: member junk, whimsical, kitchen, retro, green, red, silver, pot, kitchenware, metallic, tea, garden art, novelty, steampunk, coffee, shiny

Comments (3)

Beverley writes: This is the best one yet and that is saying a lot considering I have loved them all. Posted: 8:06 pm on September 10th
gadgetsponge writes: You're very kind! Thanks so much for the comment. Posted: 8:26 am on August 6th
vanj2558 writes: You my friend, are way too talented for me!!! This is one of the coolest things I have ever seen. AWESOME

Vanessa Posted: 4:32 am on August 6th
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