An upcycle post about turning a chicken feeder trough into plate racks was so last week.
Now, these things are so popular, in farmhouse décor, that you now need a repurpose to the original repurpose.
When something is trendy it can become expensive and/or hard to come by. Which is really kind of funny since most items were a way to make do in the first place.
You are then left to ~
- scour to find one,
- purchase a new one and DIY it to look old,
- and/or see if something can be used in place of
Hmmmmmm, which will we choose?
If you are a regular here, you might have an idea which we will choose. Remember this one?
Well, here’s a faux DIY farmhouse chicken feeder through plate rack from a wire file organizer:
With just a couple of quick coats (letting it dry after each one), this is now a great farmhouse substitution.
And in true salvaged style, the plates here are from a thrift store as well.
The great thing about this project is when the trend is over, it can go back to it’s original purpose (or upcycled again to something all together different).
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