How to Repurpose a Chicken Feeder

A chicken feeder? Really? 
I didn't even know there was such a thing.

I had one and now I want to repurpose it so I began by adding a board to the back and distressed it with vinegar and steel wool to make it look old.

The chicken feeder itself was almost rusting through.

It was not my finest find but I'm going to try and make it work.

How about using it to hold a large collection of thin bottles to root my plants?

Maybe I could stencil a word on the wooden back?

Maybe the words "please grow" would be appropriate.

I'll stare at it out on my deck for a while.

Maybe I could even screw through the wood and hang it on the wall? Like a shelf maybe?

Until maybe I'll decide to spray the whole thing whiteadd holly and candles, and use it on my mantel for the holidays?

Just thinking out loud today...
For now, here it is... my rooting station.

What would you do with it? 

Update: I ended up giving it to my daughter and you won't believe what she made out of it!!  Come see her awesome wall planter

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I am Susan, the author and creator at Homeroad. I am a wife, mother of 4 daughters, and a grandmother of 5 and counting. I am a retired teacher, a DIY blogger and an artist at heart. .