The vintage outdoor decor has that look only a few adore. Do you? I love repurposing old things into something other than what they were used for many years ago. The way this DIY Vintage Chicken Feeder Flower Pot turned out is spot on. Read on to see how I did it.
DIY Vintage Chicken Feeder Flower Pot
I love the vintage decor look. I have vintage pieces spread out in my home. The older, the better is my motto. This old chicken feeder is one of my latest finds. The minute I laid eyes on it, I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it. The price was right at $16 bucks, and that included tax, so I did not hesitate to buy it.
How to Turn a Vintage Chicken Feeder into a Flower Pot
So here’s how I did it.
Good, healthy potting soil is a must for flowers to thrive. Just putting soil in the planter wouldn’t be good enough because the water would slip right through, leaving the plants to dry up fast.
I put the netting down in the planter first so I could see where I needed to cut it off. I only had to cut off maybe a fourth of it. My first thought was to put the part I cut off down in the planter, too, but I ended up not doing that. I think now, after I watered it a couple of times, that maybe I should have done that.
You don’t want too much water dripping through. Some water is okay and very much needed, but if it’s too much, that means all the water came out, and none stayed in the soil—a good thing to remember when planting flowers and herbs.
Then I added a little bit of soil to cover the bottom.
Next, I took the first plant and broke some of the soil off to loosen it up, and then put it down on the left side of the planter. I also keep the bottom part of the soil from the plant for later use.
I bought five plants to use but ended up only needing 4. After I got all the plants in the planter, I added more soil to the plants. Soil that I bought mixed with the bottom of the plants.
I added soil up to the top of the planter and in between each plant. I like to think I know what I’m doing and that I have a green thumb. My mom does quite well with planting and growing plants. She has taught me everything I know about planting. I also have gloves right next to me, but for some reason, I love using my flesh. Dirty hands and the dirt and soil in my fingernails are okay by me.
So this is my little garden bench which is right next to the garden. Here’s to spring and to plant flowers, and turning cool vintage finds into something beautiful.
Open-Air Markets Are The Best
A couple of weeks ago, a good friend and I went to an open vintage market in Denton, TX, where everything there had something nostalgic about it. Inside an old barn and out on the lawn, vendors were selling their wares from furniture to boutique clothing to handmade vintage decor and so much more. We both love this type of shopping and have been shopping together like this for at least four years in a row.
This market was the best so far. We can’t wait to go back at the end of May. I think we each spent about a hundred bucks. I even bought a few pretty tops to wear for spring. But my pride and joy is this old feeder I purchased.