Sunday, January 22, 2012


Common Sense Farm is giving me an old metal nesting box kit like this. It's old, rusty. I don't care. So what am I going to do with it? I'm going to sand it. Spray paint it. And mount it as a bookshelf on my wall for all my livestock care books and manuals.



Blogger Monster Librarian said...

AWESOME! That's a great idea!

January 22, 2012 at 10:33 AM  
Blogger Ngo Family Farm said...

Very clever. Love it! Hope to see a picture of it all gussied up when you're done :)

January 22, 2012 at 11:00 AM  
Blogger Jimmie said...

Score exactly! Thought I'd tell you about my adaptation: I moved our old outhouse to the edge of the garden and renamed it the "Stool Shed". It holds my garden tools and there's an oil painting of an old toad on one of the inside walls. That's to pay homage to the toads I value so much in the garden. As Sharon Lovejoy says, "Never understimate the power of a woman or the usefulness of a toad".

Diane in North Carolina

January 22, 2012 at 11:13 AM  
Blogger molson said...

WHAT A GREAT IDEA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

January 22, 2012 at 12:06 PM  
Blogger molson said...

OH, that is such a great idea!!!!!!!!!!!
Plenty of space for books


Good luck today, have a great time.

January 22, 2012 at 12:07 PM  
Blogger Stacie said...

That's a sweet idea! I should come up with something interesting like that for my books; I'm running out of space on my mismatched bookshelves and have started thinking about a longer-term solution.

January 22, 2012 at 12:08 PM  
Blogger Bluebelle Quilts said...

What a great idea! Would also make a unique quilt fabric & gizmo storage unit plus display case. Will put this on my list of items to keep an eye out for.

January 22, 2012 at 12:21 PM  
Blogger Jess said...

The website Pinterest has a lot of re-use ideas. There are many for old mason jars, wine bottles and other things that are laying around. I'm turning an old pair of my work boots into flower posts this spring and setting them on the porch on an old welcome mat.

January 22, 2012 at 1:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

that is AWESOME! i'm totally jealous!


January 22, 2012 at 2:58 PM  
Blogger Stargazer 2 said...

Love you "Gift" to re purpose!!!
I use an Antique Chicken Coop for my coffee table!!!
These projects are really fun to do!!!
"Thanks" for sharing!!!
Another great "Post!!!"
CHEERS with a health drink, or the drink of your choice!!!
Ronnie (yes it's Ronnie) A Very Happy X Seat Weaver
P. S. "Post" a foto when it is finished!!!

January 22, 2012 at 3:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Love, love, love repurposing... I wanna see a picture when it's done.

January 22, 2012 at 4:52 PM  
Blogger Tara said...

Oh man, I wish someone would give me a bank of nest boxes! Of course, I'd be reusing them as...nest boxes. I need nests for the Henebago. Those will look really cool as bookshelves, though!

January 22, 2012 at 5:07 PM  
Blogger Jenna Woginrich said...

This is not a CAF-exclusive! All y'all feel free to do it!

January 22, 2012 at 7:53 PM  
Blogger Em said...

Ha! I just now noticed the guinea in the nestbox in that photo and got a good laugh.

January 22, 2012 at 9:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

VERY cool. Please post a picture of the finished product!

January 22, 2012 at 11:14 PM  
Blogger CJ said...

Looks in great shape. I don't know if there are cautions for sand galvanized metal.

January 23, 2012 at 10:58 AM  

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