HOW TO: Make a birdcage lamp
This rather wonderful idea for transforming birdcages into lamps is one I've noticed in a few places recently, and it got me wondering how complicated it would be to make one of my own. So I looked around a few how-to sites and found absolutely dozens of ideas, each one unique, but most pretty straightforward to assemble.
Here are two very different ideas for turning birdcages into lamps: the first uses the cage as a base unit for the lamp itself, whilst the second has had its inner bits removed and replaced with a string of LED lights; a fantastically simple idea!
Follow the jump for more ideas and some great examples of birdcage lamps!
I love this idea by the Philadelphia Society of Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. It makes excellent use of the original birdcage's curtains, which act as a lampshade in its new incarnation. The lamp tramsformation has been made with a simple hanging lamp kit, which you can buy for about $4 in IKEA.
This lamp was made by The Happy Homebody from an old cage found in the trash, and the basic lamp kit is attached using a planthanger painted white to match the frame.
Not a lamp at all, but it's still a great use for an old birdcage. This idea for a birdcage garden planter comes from Karla's Cottage.