Tuesday, 31 May 2011

Bird cage.

I've been meaning to get a lightshade for room for ages, but after many attempts to find one suitable I eventually gave up. Then the other day, I saw a bird cage lightshade in Next which I quite liked and was on the edge of buying it due to the fact that I needed one, but I'm so glad I had the patience not to because when I got home I found this one on the internet for much cheaper at £15 including delivery- 

I ordered it late on a Wednesday night and it arrived on the Friday, which was perfect timing as I'd just finished my exams until after half term. When it arrived I thought it was nice but maybe still a bit on the plain side, and I was inspired by this picture of exactly the same bird cage to add to it a bit-

So, that very day I made a trip down to Hobbycraft, and after spending ages searching through different flowers and decorations I picked a couple of bits to add on to it. I got home and spent the next hour or so experimenting, and finally came to this;

Overall I really like how it's turned out and I can't wait for it to go up in my room. I'm not too sure on the leaves so I may have to go back and change them for a paler lot. It cost about £6 to decorate it though I still have a lot of the leaves and a few of the butterflies left which I'm planning to make use of. 

If you're bored this summer or just fancy changing your room up a bit I would definitely give something like this a go to pass the time!


  1. Ohmygosh, this is completely amazing <3 Can't believe you did it yourself, you're so talented!


  2. Oh thank you! It didn't turn out exactly like the picture but oh well it'll do :) Thanks for commenting xx

  3. Oh this looks so cute! What a nice feature, it's so Summery too! x

  4. Oh wow, this looks great! I'm so jealous. My room has a bit of a bird theme going on, the wallpaper has bird cages on it and a shade like this would 'compliment' it well! I saw the one in Next that you mentioned but I couldn't buy it because I have to have a flat light shade in my room - so annoying! x

  5. This is bloody genius! I LOVE IT! I have to do this after my exams! Your blog is a little gem xx

  6. That looks so awesome and girly, love it! ;)

    The Cat Hag

  7. Love it I'm going to try it! Love your blog!Hey will you check out mine? If you follow I will return the favor! Thanks to much:)

  8. Oh wow I didn't realise people had actually commented! Thank you all so much for visiting my blog and commenting, I might start to post more seeing as I'm going to have so much time over summer! :) xx

  9. ohh.. its so pretty, I like it.
    you are very creative :)
    i like your blog.
    if you have time, feel free to take a look at my blog



  10. oh it's cute! you did a great job fixing it up too! :)


  11. It's so cute and girly, and really creative :)love it xxxx

  12. you've made it look so pretty :) I love this kind of style!



  13. oh wow this looks perfect - i am defo going to try this xxx

  14. That is amazing!!!!!!!!!!

    You have a wonderful blog by the way, I will definitly be checking back to read more of your posts! Good luck with it (although I am sure you don't need it).

    All the best,

  15. That is a cute idea

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  16. Beautiful post!!! would you like to follow each other?
    Besos, desde EspaƱa, Marcela♥

  17. Great blog! I'm a new follower, and hope you would like to follow back!



  18. I love this so much, will definitely be having a go at one - it's stunning! I love things like this, I'm currently painting a spice rack to hang my nail varnishes on, I'll be blogging about it as soon as it's done! I have followed you, hope you'll check out my blog and follow me back:)

    Lots of love, Catherine x


  19. This looks adorable, love the butterflies :) really cure!


  20. I've recently got a birdcage as well - I used flower fairy lights as a decoration and it looks very cute! I love the butterfly, thanks for sharing!

    Love, Lou x
    Bluebird | Beauty and life blog

  21. This is so pretty! I've never seen a bird cage look this stylish and chic <3
    ~Makaela at www.makaelassuitcase.blogspot.com