Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Succulents in a Stenciled Chicken Waterer/ Feeder


 
 
 
It has been so HOT this week ! I have not been feeling very creative.
 
But I did find this rusted out Chicken Waterer. It was in no shape to
 
use for the chickens anymore but I knew I could give it a new purpose.
 
 
 
 I kept the lid for another project another day!
 
It was in pretty bad shape. The kind of thing I would expect to find in an old barn
 
somewhere and discarded in the corner.
 
These make great garden planters.
 
I decided to add a stenciled design before I planted the succulents.
 
 
 
 
 
I used this darling Chicken Stencil from istencils.com
 
  Cathe Holden Inspired Barn Stencils Collection
 
I covered over the part that I did not want to use, and taped the stencil in place.
 
Because the container was round it was a bit tricky.
 
First I centered the chicken shape stencil where I wanted it and only painted that portion.
 
Let it dry completely, came back and taped the word " SELECTED" where I wanted it.
 
Painted that and let it dry, came back and taped "EGGS" where I wanted it and painted that.
 
 
 
 
I used white Acrylic paint.
 
After the paint dried I used a clear matte sealer to protect the stencil from water.
 
 
After the sealer dried I filled the container with Potting Mix and gently packed down.
 
 
 
I planted the container with an assortment of cuttings / starters
 
from my garden.
 

 
The handle makes it easy to carry around!




 


 
Thank you so much for visiting!
 
xo Lisa S
 

 
 
 
 
 
 


30 comments:

  1. Thank you lil red hen! xo Lisa S

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    1. Connie
      Thank you so much!
      So glad you stopped by! xo Lisa S

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  3. This is adorable! What a clever idea.

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    1. Amy,
      Thank you for your sweet comment!
      xo Lisa S

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  4. I love it! I stenciled one with checks and some wording quite a few years ago. I didn't spray it with a clear varnish and it's all faded. Think I need to redo it. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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    1. Jann,
      We are like minded! Thank you for hosting.
      xo Lisa S

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  5. I absolutely love this! I have a soft spot for rusty galvanized stuff -- this is perfect! Succulents were a good idea. Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm! xo Kathleen

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    1. Kathleen,
      It's so nice to have you visit. Thank you for your
      sweet comment. I love your parties! Thank you for hosting. xo Lisa S

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  6. So cute. The succulents now have a pretty home.

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    1. Debra,
      Thank you, that is so nice of you to say!
      xo Lisa S

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  7. love this idea so easy to do and looks awesome, believe I may copy your work on a few projects of my own.
    come see us at http://shopannies.blogspot.com

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    1. Angie,
      Thank you ! It's so nice to meet you. I will check you out.
      Come back and visit again. xo Lisa S

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  8. Love this idea! Thanks for sharing with us at the To Grandma's house we go link party!

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    1. Tarahlynn,
      I appreciate being able to share at Grandmas house!
      You are awesome. xo Lisa S

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  9. So cute, Lisa! Love your style, too! Been enjoying seeing your projects here and there; we've got similar tastes, I think:)

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    1. Lora,
      Thanks for the sweet comment! Your name sounds familiar- I think I follow you on INSTAGRAM! Thanks so much for stopping by to say hello-come back soon.
      xo Lisa S

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  10. Hi Lisa, I wanted to feature you today at SYC, but there is no link back to the party. I'm sorry, but that is one of the requirements. I'm wondering if you're not sure how to do that?
    hugs,
    Jann

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    1. Jan.
      No I don't. That's why I have a separate page listed as BLOG HOPS, and you are listed there. xo Lisa S

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  11. So cute! Featuring when my party opens up tonight. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Carol, Thank you so much. I tried to leave a comment on your blog but I'm not sure if got to you.
      I appreciate you so much!
      xo Lisa S

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  12. This is super cute. I love anything farm house style and love diys. love it. #Alittlebitofeverything link up

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    1. Regina,
      Thank you so much!
      I will double check and make sure you are on my BLOG HOP page. It's nice to meet you ! xo LISA S

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  13. Congratulations on the Feature on Friday Feature. This turned out so cute.

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    1. My Recipe Treasures,
      Thank you so much! That is so sweet of you to say.

      xo Lisa S

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  14. Really pretty planter. I would love to have one like this. So glad I found your post on the link party. Happy Summer, Kippi

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    1. Kippi,
      Thank you for your kind words. It's nice to meet you.
      Come back and visit again.
      xo Lisa S

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