Gallery: Brian Carlisle Upcycles Old Junk and Scrap Metal Into Beautifu...

There's a bit of a steam punk revolution going on in Brian Carlisle's "junky garage". The crafty fellow has made an art out of turning unwanted wares and scrap metal into beautiful birdhouses with an antique charm. Carlisle was inspired by the birds that visit his yard, and he eventually started to feed, photograph and tend to them - he even had his yard certified as a wildlife habitat with the National Wildlife Federation. But he didn't stop there - Carlisle, who is a freelance graphic designer by day, decided to give these visiting birds a place to rest, and started creating the spectacular birdhouses for his backyard. To date, he's managed to turn his fun side hobby into a small online business.

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  1. Marko September 30, 2011 at 9:53 am

    Looks like you’ve upcycled a jam jar for your camera lens!?

  2. gadgetsponge September 29, 2011 at 8:58 pm

    Thanks for the great feature! I hope and encourage everyone out there to find your niche to help the environment and all creatures great and small.

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