An Unexpected Coffee Table

A couple of weeks ago our living room was rearranged and a black accent wall was painted.
If you remember this photo from that post – it was a very boring view of our room.
There was no coffee table.
I have used this iron bird cage in our home and garden for a few years. Once we even had little parakeets in it. =/  The cage comes apart in three separate pieces.  This was one of those Homegoods finds that I couldn’t pass up.
The iron base has been getting rusty and chippy from the weather – perfect for my living room.
Not too big but provides a spot for books and drinks.
I am trying out my new lens for my camera. Photography is not easy.  I am practicing here and there but to be honest, I have not been having much fun with it, until today. I feel like I am getting more comfortable with my DSLR.
This picture is focused on the crack in my IKEA pot. Why? I do not know!
Please bare with me as I try out my camera that has been intimidating me for way too long.
I do hope you enjoyed seeing my bird cage coffee table. I like using unexpected pieces in place of traditional furniture.
Have a super fun day!
0 0 votes
Article Rating
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments

The table looks great!! I got a \”big girl\” camera for Christmas…and I have no idea how to use it!! I've been playing here and there…but still using my point and shoot for my blog photos…DUH!! Good luck 🙂


What a cute table and OF COURSE I love that bird cage, too. It's great to have a table to set things on, isn't it?That black accent wall just really sets things off. I love it!Have a great weekend- xo Diana

Katie Mansfield

What kind of lens did you get and does it do those close ups? If so, I think I need to get one. Your sweet table is adorable. Perfectly rusty.

Christine Vandormolen

very cute Holly….I seem to remember a coffee table you made for that sofa a while back?


Holly, this little metal base is perfect for you living room! I think your photography skills are pretty awesome. I'm still taking pics with my cell phone :Z

Shabby chic Sandy

The table looks great and I am loving your photography!

Lady Pamela

What a great idea. You never know what will happen when you look at things differently.*Smiles*

Angela Ryder

I think your photography is exceptional and I love the chippy table! ~~Angela


Love this table and that birdcage is so pretty. Gotta love HG!!!Cynthia


your pictures are looking great, holly! love the rusty table:)

Linda@Coastal Charm

Very neat idea Holly…luv it!Blessings,Linda


Sweet! It took me a minute to realize it was the base of your birdcage…what can I say? I'm only on my first cup of coffee- lol! It's perfect! Looks like you are getting the hang of your camera- really nice photos.

Tanya Runkle

This table is perfect Holly, love the rust, and still thinking about your wonderful dark wall too!xo, Tanya

Michele Alger

Your pictures are turning out wonderful! Can't wait till I get a DSLR, you'll be able to give me pointers by then. 😉

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting

I love that little table Holly and love the black accent wall too!!

Deb Hrabik

Your photos are so good! Your composition is beautiful. I always love the full room shots you give us. Always fun to see your ideas,Deb

Cozy Little House

Very cute! Love the shape.Brenda

debi rosin

I love it. . . what kind of lens di you get? I have a Cannon rebel and for now just use the 2 lens's that came with it but I'm considering a wide angle lens .. your photos are awesome. . . Stop by real simple style when you get a chance. ~d

Gee Singh Newbanks

Perfect choppy rusty element to add to the living room. LUV it ! The pictures are luvly!


That is the cutest! I love how unique it is for a coffee table. I think your pictures look good! I hope to one day get a better camera myself.

Leslie Harris

How did I miss your black wall ? You seriously rock Holly! I love your risk-taking. I've always wanted to do a black wall…maybe in my next house ..the table looks perfect in there.

Kathy Moreland

It looks amazing! I love using unusual pieces too! Great look!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style

I love that little chippy rusty table. It is perfect. I need you to email me please at I emailed you a couple days ago, but maybe you didn't get it.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style

I love that little chippy rusty table. It is perfect. I need you to email me please at I emailed you a couple days ago, but maybe you didn't get it.


Oh Holly, you're doing an awesome job with your camera! I still don't know how to work/use mine. I feel intimidated as well. Love your new coffee table!! Enjoy your day, Gail

Angela Santaniello

Love the worn look of the coffee table & I think I might have missed your black accent wall….Really, really love that!Angela @ Number Fifty-Three


Holly,I love this base for a coffee table. It is perfect. You are taking great pics with your camera. The shots look so pretty.Kris

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper

super cute- i love the rusty element it brings!