Saturday, January 14, 2012

Not Your Average Chicken Feeder

Sometimes I have to take an object and turn it upside down, inside out, hang it on a wall, or turn it on its side to figure out what it should become.

I rescued this rusty green chicken feeder from the Alameda Antiques Faire a few weeks ago.  The painted table top/drawer is now resting comfortably on my desk and it's doing a great job holding papers.  After cleaning out the loose rust and spraying it with a coat of clear matte acrylic sealer....


It finally ended up on its side.


I pulled out my stash of glass tubes, added water and flowers,

then snuggled them inside the chicken feeder.  I cut up some old sheet music pages using a paper cutter (much faster than doing it with scissors).  A shredder would work also, but you'll end up with much finer pieces.  The tubes stay firmly in place with the help of the shredded paper.

Move over chickens!





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32 comments:

Shabbylishious said...

What an awesome and unique Idea. Love it. And the color on it is wonderful as well. Imaginations runs riot when one finds such amazing things.
Lineca

Full Circle Creations said...

Very cute. Love the color.
Holly

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Cute! You have lots of great ideas for repurposing.

Cheryl said...

Looks great. Love the way you repurpose those finds of yours!
Have fun,
Cheryl

Loretta said...

Betsy what a crafty idea...I would have never thought of using this feeder this way...Great post! Have a great weekend! Hugs

Karla Medina said...

Very cute idea

Marsha @ Tattered Chick said...

You are just so CLEVER, Betsy!!! I LOVE it!!!!!

xoxo

Connie said...

super cute!!love it!!

Charm Bracelet Diva said...

Brilliance strikes again! Your creativity amazes me every time. I love it, and the color, too!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What a clever idea and something you can really enjoy now! ♥♥♥

pat said...

I love it! Sheet music was a very good idea.

Ivy and Elephants said...

Oh, how sweet is that! Great idea and so unique. Now I'll be looking for a chicken feeder!
We'd love to have you link this FAB post to our party.
You are always welcome!
Hugs,
Patti

Irma@CosasBellas said...

Hello Miss Betsy, I'm loving the feeder transformation! Never in a million years would I have thunk that one up. lol It is so stinkin' cute! I bet it makes you smile every time you see it.

Big Hug,
Irma

Faire Notions said...

Your mind works in wonderful ways. Another fabulous idea!
Lisa

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

OMGoodness, Betsy. This made me smile. It's so whimsical and cute. Very creative.

Diane Writes said...

Wow! This is amazing Betsy! great craft to start the year :)

Jane said...

Genius!!! I love how you think!! This is one of my favorite repurpose projects.
Jane

Thespoena McLaughlin said...

Excellent! How cute! Perfect for spring!

Sue said...

Now why didn't I think of using a paper cutter to make some "shreds?" I've been looking for an older model of paper shredder to no avail. You are so clever, honey! Love how you plopped the tubes in to hold the blooms. Oh how I need spring to make its appearance! ~ Sue

Susan said...

I would have never thought to do this! Very creative!

Tanya@takesix said...

Oh goodness, I love what you did with the chicken feeder!! So cute!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

That is just too cute! Clever girl!
hugs, Linda

Laurie said...

So awesome ! I always see those and wonder what I would do with them!

Nikki@EverythingUndertheMoon said...

Very creative!! This came out super cute! Would love it if you would stop by and share this at my linky party going on right now :) http://everything-underthemoon.blogspot.com/2012/01/bedazzle-me-monday-16.html

Have a great week!!

Michelle L. said...

So cooool!

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

Oh my goodness! Now THAT is genius! Love the paper shreds!

Blessed Serendipity said...

Super cute and creative.

Danielle

lvroftiques said...

How adorable! And I love that painted table top!!...I think I have some old test tubes hanging around...You've inspired me to do something creative with them *winks* ....No small feat my friend! Vanna

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

That's a great piece and such a wonderful way how to use it, Betsy! Great idea!
Hugs,
Julia

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

Love your repurposing ideas!!! The patina is great on the old feeder!

Brenda said...

How DO you think of these things?

Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage said...

What a cute idea! I love the color of your feeder. I recently passed up two similar feeders because I don't currently have chickens. Silly me! I was being way too practical!

Hugs,
Liz @ The Brambleberry Cottage