Saturday, March 24, 2012

Chicken Feeder Planter

When Bryan and I were out prowling the local flea markets and antique shops recently, we stumbled across a booth with this gem in it.



An old galvanized chicken feeder galvanized with a hinged wire top.   It’s about 48” long and 7” wide and has some rust.  We all know that rust just adds character.  The price was right, so it came home. 

We hit Wally World this weekend and I grabbed a flat of purple violas and a bag of potting soil.


A bit later and here’s the result.  



Bryan had some plastic that he attached to the feeder to keep it up off the table. He also drilled several holes in the bottom for good drainage. 


I think I have a new favorite planter in my back yard!

22 comments:

  1. Sooooo priceless. The perfect dainty flowers for this touch of rusty metal. I want a chicken feeder!!

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    Donna

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  2. What a great little planter! What a score - and the flowers are just beautiful too!


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  3. So adorable, I love the planter. I am your newest follower, please come by my place for a visit.... I would love to have you follow back.

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  4. Oh this is such a good idea- we were out looking for planters this weekend and I settled on some boring wood ones! I should have held out for some more interesting, antique pieces! I would love if you would share with my readers at my new link party- http://xstitchandcrafts.blogspot.com/2012/03/scouts-sweet-features-and-sunday-linky.html!
    Have a great day!

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  5. Just saw that you are from Kansas too! I am from Northeast KS! Love your blog!!

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  6. I like this so much I featured it at Scout's Sweet Sunday!!

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  7. What a cool idea! Really colorful and unique.

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  8. Cute feeder and it looks great with the flowers. Please be sure to list my party on your list...thanks.

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  9. Beautiful ~ makes me want to start planting for sure! Featured on FB! Thanks for linking up!
    xo

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  10. Very cleaver...it is both pretty and charming.

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  11. I have one almost exactly like this. I have always considered using it as a planter - but I'm really trying to figure out how to make a kitchen ceiling light out of it. Yours looks really sweet with the violas!

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  12. Love the idea of repurposing your feeder into a planter. It's got real character!

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  13. This is sooooo beautiful! I just love it! I now need to keep my eye out for a chicken feeder. :)

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  14. Love the idea! Pansies look amazing in that planter.. Thanks for linking up at friday fun party.. :)

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  15. Thanks so much for linking up to the Tuesday To Do Party at the Blackberry Vine! You are one of this week's List Makers! Feel free to stop by and grab a button...can't wait to see what you'll share this week!
    Smiles!
    Jami
    www.blackberryvine.blogspot.com

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  16. This is so awesome I can hardly stand it. I was one of the gingersnapcrafts cohost and will be featuring you tomorrow. :)
    Karah

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  17. Clever, clever, and FABULOUS! The hubs' parents raised chickens. Why didn't he keep a feeder or two????

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  18. I have the same feeder --planted mine with alyssum fever few, biden verbena etc -- love it too!!

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  19. I absolutely love this!
    New follower, Francine

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