One project I’ve had in mind for a while now is to hang the birdcages that you have seen forever around my house (and most famously in this post) in Elle’s room. I couldn’t believe it when I saw Young House Love doing nearly the same thing in Clara’s playroom before we had a chance to do it over here.
We’ve been home from the hospital for nearly a week now and it’s been fun to work Elle’s room now that I am feeling better than I ever did during pregnancy. I purchased these hooks that would work for up to 120 pounds at the hardware store the other day. AJ told me to make sure I found some that would work if he couldn’t find the studs in the ceiling, hence the addition of the little plastic piece at the end of the hook. The invisible line was purchased to be secured to the birds and the ceiling.
The first step of my project was to take the birdcages outside and give them a coat of white spray paint so one wouldn’t look like a dirty white next to the other. This was done five days before Elle was born on one of those gorgeous days that makes you realize New England spring is just teasing you.
The larger birdcage was something AJ found on the side of the road about a year and a half ago and the smaller birdcage was a thrift store find by AJ’s co-worker and blog reader, Cathy. The larger one was looking mighty rough and the smaller one had more of an off-white coat of paint on it. I used Rustoleum’s glossy white spray paint for the job and it’s held up really well for all the times Drew has opened and closed the cages while stuffing Elle’s pink elephant in there. 🙂
I love how they look in the space! It totally works in that corner and adds some 3D interest.
I found some birds at AC Moore around Christmas and clipped them to the birdcages.
This corner is very white and lavender now… I’m brainstorming the ways I want to bring in some additional color.
I’ll leave you with one final photo from Saturday… Elle (pronounced “L”, like Elle McPherson or Elle Woods from Legally Blonde, for anyone who is wondering) and I are snuggled up at my parents’ house… disregard the fact that I don’t have a spot of makeup on. 🙂 I’m excited to get a shot of Drew with Elle but so far he’s been too nervous to hold her.
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