A mum’s clever transformation has gone viral online after she gave an old TV unit an epic makeover, turning it into a chic birdcage.
Megan Karacsay has been applauded online for her thrifty furniture hack, which saw her completely transform the old cabinet, using products from Bunnings.
She spent between $85-$100 picking up the best materials and it took her about two weeks for her birdcage to be complete.
Megan told Yahoo Lifestyle she started off by using a jigsaw to cut out the windows andthe bottom area, measuring up the doors and cutting them out with the jigsaw as well.
Afterwards, she sanded away the edges to make them smooth and took some wire mesh and put it over the windows, doors and bottom of the cabinet.
Then, she put the doors on with some hinges from Bunnings and a lock so she could keep it shut.
Finally, she painted the outside of the new birdcage with Rust-Oleum Milk Paint Finish in Classic White, which she was advised is 100% bird safe.
Some people commented on her transformation, questioning whether the cage is safe for birds, Megan said she didn’t paint the inside of the cage.
Megan said she plans to make the birdcage a home for little budgies and it will be left open unless she’s not at home.
Here’s a full list of what she used:
• Rust-Oleum 946ml Milk Paint Finish - Classic White
• Grey paint unsure of brand but it was another non toxic one
• x4 hinges
• Whites 90cm x 5m x 12mm x 12mm Aviary Mesh
• Pinnacle Hardware | 65mm Polished Brass Cabin Hook