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Jan142013

Enamel Porcelain Blue Kettle & Big Ben Alarm Clock Repurposed Upcycled Birdhouse Art Piece

Hey folks!  I've finally got another repurposed metal birdhouse completed after quite a while.  The last one I created was the Chrome Flour Canister "Pod" (HERE).  I'll try not to take so long in between making them.  I've just been having a tremendous time making other repurposed and upcycled creations!  Haha.

I hope this new one doesn't let you down.  It's got a ton of custom work with heavily modified vintage and antique silverplate utensils.  

What do you think!?!  I created this one with a working vintage Big Ben alarm clock and the repurposed birdhouse structure can serve as storage for hiding away whatever you want to!

Look at all that silverware!  I picked some of my finer pieces to really show off the decorated parts of the utensils.  This piece has been given a couple of CLEAR COATS to preserve the polished look of the silverplate so it won't tarnish.

The Big Ben alarm clock works great and has that great bell-ringing alarm.

There's your secret hideaway space!

I didn't neglect the back of the birdhouse either!  Check out that custom-cut rose leaf trio made from different vintage and antique silverplate spoons!

The pitcher handle got some added love to with the large serving spoon getting the custom rose leaf work.

A fork compliments and supports the spout.

This repurposed item, along with my other creations, is available in the GadgetSponge Etsy Shop and at Timeline Antiques in Shreveport, LA!

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Reader Comments (6)

Wow, that's a lot of work. I absolutely love it!

January 15, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKaren

Thanks so much Karen! I really enjoy creating the repurposed birdhouses and feeders. Never gets boring -- even after over 80 completed! Haha. Keep up the great work over there at Destashio!

January 15, 2013 | Registered CommenterBrian Carlisle

wade-a-minit! You can do real metalwerk turning spoons into leaves? arrgghhh

January 15, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterfickle fred

Great work and Great Pics Brian! Who knew :)

January 16, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSabrina Nicholas

That coffee pot/birdhouse was truly beautiful work. I enjoyed all the many elements on it for sure, but, i do hope that if it is ever used outside, that it be placed in a really shady place. Metal birdhouses heat up so much that they very often kill the fledglings inside. Even the ones with just a license plate for a roof. So please use them cautiously.

March 22, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterlinda t.

Thanks Fickle Fred & Sabrina!! And Linda, you are exactly right. I'm an avid birder and definitely would want the very best for our bird friends.

I am very active in educating my customers when they purchase my birdhouses. If they DO plan to use them outdoors, I tell them to only place them in the shade or (even better) under a patio. And in the winter they should place them out of direct sunlight and harsh winds. I've had many success stories with the customers that place them out. Usually wrens! But, honestly, most all of my customers keep them inside to enjoy as art and decoration. Thanks for stopping by!

March 23, 2013 | Registered CommenterBrian Carlisle

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