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« on: August 05, 2019 01:38:49 PM »

Mr. cackle is really handy, so when an old lamp base we had finally busted, he turned the glass shade into a bird feeder.



The finial was a garage sale find ($1.00) and the post is a piece of iron pipe from an old plumbing job. We used car enamel to paint the finial and the feeder base is a piece of black walnut that came from a tree that had fallen into the river near here. I love it!

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« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2019 01:54:21 PM »

It came out beautifully!  And now i'm envisioning a birdfeeder made out of an old chandelier, with the places where the bulbs were each being a bowl of seed..... 
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« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2019 02:10:09 PM »

It came out beautifully!  And now i'm envisioning a birdfeeder made out of an old chandelier, with the places where the bulbs were each being a bowl of seed..... 

Jennie, I love that idea...you should do it! i am going to drill some holes around the edge of the walnut base and stick some branches into them. I think.  Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: August 05, 2019 03:11:12 PM »

Very cool!  The only thing that would be better is if it actually still lit up, but, I suppose that might frighten of fry your winged guests.

Thrift stores are also a great place to find loose lamp shades, and complete lamps, dirt cheap, for crafting purposes--trust me, I stock/price dozens of those a week at the one I work at!
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« Reply #4 on: August 05, 2019 06:50:54 PM »

WOW! What a great way to save all those disparate parts!
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« Reply #5 on: August 06, 2019 08:31:49 AM »

How clever!
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« Reply #6 on: August 07, 2019 06:14:06 PM »

I can't decide what I like more, the project, that you two worked together on it, or that it's for the birds. It's all terrific!
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« Reply #7 on: August 08, 2019 08:16:06 AM »

What a great assemblage! You and Mr. c make a great team. Smiley
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