My Alpine Home

Monday, May 21, 2012

Fancying up my Feeder. . .

Hi friends, do you remember a couple of weeks ago when I showed you this tall chicken feeder I bought from my friend, Dolly’s Aunt Bunny?

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She was kind of a plain Jane and I knew she needed  something to make her a little bit fancy.

Well look at her now!

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One of my favorite magazines is Country Gardens.  It’s one of those that you never tire of no matter how old.  I never throw an issue away.

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It only comes four times a year.  Every now and then I pull out back issues and just enjoy.  While browsing through an old ‘2008’ issue I saw this. . .

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Immediately I thought, that is just like my feeder only fancier.  I had to give my girl a make over.  I didn’t have a checkered board stencil so I cut a square out of cardstock with my large square punch and it worked great. I wasn’t going for perfection here.  In fact, I wanted to be a bit imperfect.

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I used what alphabet stencils I had so my lettering is a bit different.

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Using stuff I already had around the house this project cost me chicken feed. 

And who knew that Purina did more than feed cats and dogs?

I didn’t copy everything that was on the one in the magazine, but I  love the new look!

It found a home on my wall behind the pergola next to a few other tin buddies.

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What fun projects have you been doing lately?

Hugs,

Jann

I’ll be sharing with:

Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday

Kathe with an E for You're Gonna Love It Tuesday

Cozy Home Scenes for Cozy Home Party

Knick of Time Tuesday

It's a Very Cherry World for Rednesday

Very Merry Vintage Style for Share the Love Wednesday

Coloradolady for Vintage Thingie Thursday

Brambleberry Cottage for Time Travel Thursday

Happy Hour Projects for Happy Hour Friday

Common Ground for Vintage Inspiration Friday

Debbie Doos Copycat Challenge

Funky Junk Interiors for Flowers in Unusual Containers

45 comments:

Marilyn said...

Your talent is amazIng. Cute for the garden!♥♫

pembrokeshire lass said...

I love what you've done to the chicken feeder. I gave mine away when we stopped keeping chickens! As for projects... I'm getting my men folk to put mesh round my veg garden to try and stop the rabbits. I hope they finish it soon as I really want to get on with the planting! Joan

Grammy Goodwill said...

Wow - you did a fantastic job on the feeder. It looks great. You should do Debbiedoos copycat challenge. Maybe I should keep my magazines....

Pamela Gordon said...

That's a great idea. You did a fantastic job in recreating the magazine photo. The watering can on the right is really a unique shape.

allisamazing said...

I just love this idea. My parents have some old chicken waterers but maybe not much longer if I have anything to do with it - lol :)

BackwoodsCottage Pam said...

Country Gardens is also my 'fav' magazine, I just received my latest issue today in the mail. Brightens my day! I love what you did with the chicken feeder. I have a chicken feeder but I am using it to feed my chickens!

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

I just bought a chicken feeder last week! Fun planter!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

The checkerboard really adds the perfect touch! Fun project! I'm in holding right now! lol

The Farmer's Daughter said...

I couldn't wait to find out what you'd do with the feeder! and, I wasn't disappointed! I have one I'm getting out this week!
Thanks for sharing. . .

Julie Marie said...

Too cute Jann!... I just love it!... we had the old Smith Milling here in Bountiful that sold Purina feed... back in the "good old days" that I so love... I too save my old Country Gardens, love them... just got my newest one in the mail today!... thanks for sharing your darling creation... I love it perfectly imperfect!... xoxo Julie Marie

Gina said...

That is really fantastic, Jann! I love the new look.

Perfectly Printed said...

This such a good idea! It looks great!! I just covered an ottoman!

Chris

NanaDiana said...

GREAT job! I absolutely love it! It reminds me of some of those old Purina buildings that still dot the countryside here and there. xo Diana

Kris said...

That is just darling!!!! I love it!!!!

Angie said...

That is so bloomin' cute (literally!) I'll be featuring you next week at Knick of Time Tuesday - thanks so much for sharing your blooming feeder!

Blessings,
Angie @ Knick of Time

Linda said...

You are so creative and talented...I enjoy looking at your stuff, since I don't take the time to do that kind of thing!

Sassafras and Winterberry said...

Very cool! I love how it came out. It looks super all planted!
Hugs,
Courtney

Diane said...

I just love seeing all of the creativity of the bloggers in Blogland! The transformation of the feeder is amazing. Wonderful job!

imsteelefullofscrap said...

Love it so cute

Dorothy said...

Hi Jann,
I love what you did with your chicken feeder. And yes, Purina makes a fine laying mash! :)
All of your photos are gorgeous.
Thanks for stopping by my blog and being a follower.
~~Dorothy and Ms. Wilma~~

bj said...

Well, how cute is this! Now, I want one. :)

Creations By Cindy said...

Love your feeder. How adorable! What a wonderful transformation. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Nancy said...

Now you just sparked my imagination! That feeder looks to be stove or duct pipe welded onto a pan of some sort with holes drilled in it. I've got stove pipe and I've got pans... Hmmm...

Love your creation. You did wonderfully! Thanks for the inspiration.

Nann from At Nann's Table said...

Jann you are SO clever. Your feeder looks so professionally done. You'd pay a pretty penny to buy one like that. And I just gave a couple of feeders away. Oh what was I thinking. You inspire me!!

Nancy

Lady Farmer said...

I'm thinkin' we are kindred spirits! I just hauled out an old chicken feeder to 'do something with' (not as good a shape as yours) I *love* Country Gardens magazine and I never throw them out either. I have a few watering cans, too, but yours are really cool!
I'm following you back ~ we seem to have much in common! ;~P

Sally Annie Magundy said...

Oh! That's so darling, love it! What a great idea and redo, so cute.

Happy Rednesday!

The French Hutch said...

Hi Jann, I love your plain Jane chicken feeder turned Cinderella! I love the makeover. Your feeder looks exactly like the one in the magazine. I think you did a great job, and a great tutorial. It looks even better than the one in the magazine.
I love that it's found a great new home, looks great next to the galvanized pieces. Really pretty Jann.
Have a great evening.

~Emily
The French Hutch

LV said...

That is great. You turned a plain Jane into a work of art.

Shannon@Cozy Home Scenes said...

Jann, thanks for showing your newly created planter at Your Cozy Home Party. That was a great copycat. I love that magazine too. Have a wonderful week.------ Shannon

ThreeOldKeys said...

sweet!!! super job painting and planting.

who knew old galvanized stuff would be such treasure these days?

i wouldn't mind introducing your now-Purina feeder to the Purina chicken lay chow-scratch feedsack i have hanging in my basement.

Kate said...

Hi jann
Perfect for your cozy home party!! I love the transformation Have a wonderful week

xoxo
Kate

NanE said...

Happy REDnesday! Well I think your feeder looks just a nice as the one in the magazine. You did a fabulous job and I too love that magazine. Thanks for sharing, Nan

Nancy said...

What a clever girl you are. Your "Purina" bird feeder planter is delightful. Thanks for visiting A Joyful Cottage. Your garden and home are so pretty. I'm your newest follower. Take care.

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

How cute is that!
Yep, Purina makes feed for everything, horses, etc. You live in St Louis you know those things!

Ann said...

Wow what a perfect garden piece. You did an exraordinary job on the red checks and writing. LOVE IT. If you had bought it this way it would have been really pricy.
Ann

Ann said...

Wow what a perfect garden piece. You did an exraordinary job on the red checks and writing. LOVE IT. If you had bought it this way it would have been really pricy.
Ann

Marilyn Clark said...

This is so country cute! :D

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

I finally got this open!! I think that feeder as a flower holder and painted is sooo cute. And I so have got to get one of those magazines!!!

Sumaya Warwick said...

Wow, wow, wow. What an amazing job and and a bloomin way to repurpose the chicken feeder. It looks absolutely outta this world stunning:)

very merry vintage style said...

I love that magazine too. It looks great, you did such a nice job!
Thanks for linking up to STL Wednesday!
Mary

Beth said...

Jann Your feeder is adorable, and I love the watering cans too. Fun post!

Debbiedoo's said...

WOW Jann this is the BOMB! Which means awesome btw:)!~ I love it, and can't believe what a fun copy this is indeed! Thanks for sharing, you are good girl!

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

How cute, and this is the first time I have heard of that magazine. It looks like a great one for inspiration! Your copy cat is spot-on.

ღ Jans Life According To Milo ღ said...

Such a cute feeder, it gives me a few ideas for some of the metal pieces that I have laying around here! Great look, great job! : )..

Gail said...

Your bird feeder is absolutely adorable and I love your watering cans!! You did a great job copy catting!!!