We spotted this fun DIY idea in the "Reader Letters" page of the April 2008 Country Home magazine. A reader wrote in to say they were inspired by a previous article and converted a birdcage to become a desk organizer!
Although it borders on being a slightly a bit too "country" for our tastes, we really love the concept and could see painting it a fun pop color for an unexpected twist on a desk. The reader wrote "... I used scrap wood painted white for my shelves instead of glass" (which apparently was used in the inspiration example.) We found a really expensive version for sale here., but think this would be a much more affordable weekend DIY. Has anyone done this in their home?
Update: We found the person, Margo, who wrote the letter and turns out she's a blogger too! She's got some great ideas re-using old items on her blog. She explains how she made the birdcage organizer here.