birdcage lamp

I'm always reading those magazine articles about how to repurpose old stuff, and it's always stuff you'd probably have to pay an arm and a leg for at a flea market ... not useless junk you've got lying around. So the article will say something like "Turn an antique bird cage into a lamp shade!" And I'll be all like "where in the hell am I going to get an antique bird cage?" But in this case, I actually found an antique bird cage on the sidewalk in Chicago years ago (it was all rusty and gross but I cleaned it up and painted it). Yesterday, I had this bright idea ... (I need to make a cover for the ugly cord now .)

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Taken on March 4, 2011