I had forgotten about this huge birdcage that I had stored in the basement, all disassembled.
I bought it on clearance at Z Gallerie a few years ago. It was originally $89.95, but I paid $35. Bill has always hated it because it's really big. I have contemplated spray painting it white for a shabby chic look or another color even, but finding a more permanent place to put it has been a bit of an issue, so it has stayed black. When I started decorating for Halloween this weekend with Lucky, I pulled it out and was determined to make use of it. I put it together and was reminded how HUGE this cage really is. I first put it on an end table we had upstairs already, but it looked funny on a four legged table.
I then switched out the table for a black pedestal table that we had in the basement.
Since it took up the entire table, we didn't have room for this lamp anymore:
The lamp got moved to the dining room, and I'll show that updated space later this week. We did like having a lamp on that table though. After another minute, a light bulb went off in my head: Bird Cage Lamp! You see lately, I've been seeing lots of bird cage themed light fixtures popping up on the web. Here are some examples:
Sale Price: $1975. Whoa.
We made a quick trip to IKEA for a black cord kit like this white version:
Bill fed the cord through the cage and secured the cord further with a couple zip ties colored black with a Sharpie:). We put in a CFL bulb for safety reasons. At first, I was thinking I'd want to install a CFL that looked more like this:
I even picked the above bulbs up while on a Home Depot run (BTW: Plants are on clearance 50% off, with some grasses discounted even further!!), but Bill surprised me with a completed bird cage light fixture when I got home on Saturday. I found that I actually like the original CFL bulb look. It's halloweeny and fun, I think.
Bill also found an orange CFL for $3 at Menards that we may give a try as well:
Here are a few more pictures of the completed look:
I love my new lamp. It's perfect for Halloween, and now Bill likes it a little:)! So what if it only comes out one month a year, right? And you can't beat the price. $3.99 for a lamp! More Halloween updates coming soon:)!
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