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Brian Carlisle Upcycles Old Junk and Scrap Metal Into Beautiful Birdhouses
Posted By Diane Pham On September 29, 2011 @ 6:00 pm In Art,Green Products,Recycled Materials | 2 Comments
Carlisle spends his spare time digging through flea markets, thrift shops, and antique stores, or sifting through items given to him by family and friends for his materials . Items used in his designs include everything from percolators to flour sifters to trophies, and he’s even managed to work in a discarded metal space heater! His birdhouses are a careful assemblage of numerous pieces of various origins, which eventually all come together to create a single structure worthy of any avian flock.
You can see more of the Carlisle’s creations – which are not just limited to birdhouses – on his website here . And if you’re interested in purchasing one of these whimsical pieces for yourself, hit up Carlisle’s Etsy shop  for some ready-to-go designs!
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 Brian Carlisle: http://www.gadgetsponge.com/
 antique charm: http://inhabitat.com/gorgeous-lamps-fashioned-from-discarded-kitchenware/
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 Carlisle’s Etsy shop: http://www.etsy.com/shop/paperspongedotcom?ref=pr_shop_more
 Treehugger: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2011/09/one-of-a-kind-birdhouses-made-from-scrap-metal.php
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