I nabbed this pretty birdcage at a DownEast Home sale a few years ago. I loved the metal look but have always envisioned painting it. Then it sat in various locations of my house until I finally decided on a color. Or rather, three very pretty colors! Using our favorite chalk paint powder, it was a breeze to take this from drab to fab!
Supply list (contains our favorites, some may be affiliate links as well):
- chalk paint (mix your own with our powder) in your fave hues (we used Behr brand: blue: Tahitian Breeze, gray: Salt Glaze, yellow: Sweet as Honey)
- wax (optional if you choose to seal it)
- painters tape
- sanding block
- foam brushes
- Paint base of birdcage yellow.
- When dry, tape off and paint gray.
- Paint outside of birdcage mint.
- Peel off tape when wet.
- After cage is dry, sand down with sanding block.
That’s all there is to it. To seal, you can wax it or use a spray sealer if it’s going outdoors. Otherwise, let it distress naturally over time (or use a sanding block to scuff it up a bit) which is what we prefer.
This was a super easy makeover that matches the scheme of our home a little more than plain metal!