Upcycled Minnow Bucket Duplex Metal Birdhouse

March 16th, 2012 in member junk     
gadgetsponge Brian Carlisle, contributor
4 users recommend

This particular birdhouse was a long time coming. First I created the two birdhole entrances and it sat for a while on one of my work shelves as the creative juices stirred on it. Finally I picked it up and got to it.   I cut and installed a piece of nice, custom wood to create a divider between both sides on the interior. Some handles from old, vintage cheese graters made the perfect perches. Luckily I had just the right pieces of MATCHING patterns of vintage enamel porcelain pieces. What luck!!! I then used some pieces from an old brass firescreen to create the custom, modern-styled awning over the entrances. That was some pretty tough shaping! A small red watch face is at center on the bottom platform. I fashioned a fastening system out of copper wire and some modified wire hooks to fasten the top lid down super snug while still providing the opportunity to get the structure open.   This birdhouse can be used as a storage piece, a hanging accent or even a birdhouse as long as it stays out of the harsh elements (hot sun, cold temps & winds)

Pattern or design used: My own design - Brian GadgetSponge
posted in: member junk, metal, red, blue, silver, recycled, porcelain, upcycled, napkin rings, duplex, enamel, condo, minnow bucket, fire screen, gray, metallic, galvanized

Comments (7)

Heavenly_Treasures writes:

gadgetsponge writes: Literally everywhere Pfarkelsisters. From shops, salvage, Etsy, friends, family and more. Every piece is definitely a Frankenstein of parts coming from who knows where. Posted: 7:11 am on March 17th
Pfarkelsisters writes: Where do you find all the wonderful material to do a bird house like this??? Wonderful combination of materials!!! Posted: 6:44 pm on March 16th
gadgetsponge writes: Thanks so much everyone. You're very generous with the comments. So glad to be a part of JunkMarket Style! Posted: 2:41 pm on March 16th
JunkArchitect writes: You're a true artist and create because it's an extension of your soul. Each of your birdhouses is a masterpiece and this is no exception.

Posted: 9:28 am on March 16th
CottageElements writes: Donna is correct. Your designs are very thought out. As someone said on facebook, you are the Junk MacGyver!! And what bird wouldn't want to live in your houses?!

Lani Posted: 8:27 am on March 16th
Funky_Junk_Donna writes: Amazing... I adore your creations! Everything has a rightful place with a purpose.. AND it looks so cool. Thanks for today's eye candy! :)

Donna Posted: 8:15 am on March 16th
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