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!