Not just repurposing, but BEING repurposed......" if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation: the old has gone, the new has come." ~~ 2 Corinthians 5:17

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Don't Be Chicken! This Transformation is Easy.

It's true! I am cheep, cheep, cheep! It's not that I don't want to pay a lot for things. I don't want to pay ANYTHING for things. But every once in a while I will.

So when I saw this old, dirty, beat-up chicken incubator for just $5.00, I went for it. WAIT!
Don't run away screaming just yet. Stick with me.

It took a LOT, LOT, LOT of cleaning.

And I had to stain it (I chose a dark for a contemporary look) and poly it. I also added 4 chunky legs.

I left on this piece that is part of the original heating system.

Of course I wouldn't do anything to harm the cool door on the end. Not only is it cool, but it opens up so you can store items inside.

Wisconsin Incubator Company, Racine, WI -- A simple reminder of the humble origins of this now awesome.....


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Sue said...

Love it!! Great idea Id love to make one, not that I see many of those around!

TRICIA @boutellefamilyzoo said...

Oh my. Too fantastic! I found a similar incubator at my fav. barn sale the other day, but it was GROSS and they wanted $25. Yeah. It stayed there, hidden in the very dirty barn. Yours is making me rethink it though. Darn't!
You're such a smart cookie!

Debbi said...

I love all that you do. You are a great inspiration to the Junkin' field. Thanks for your kind comments on my blog. Have a great day.

Miss Mustard Seed said...

Very cool! Great transformation!

alice said...

It looks even better in your blog! You really out did your self one this one!
Smiles, alice

red.neck chic said...

AH! I love it!!!!!!!!!!!

You are the mastermind of transformations!!!

Chic Cottage Junk said...

Midge this is awesome! I've never seen one like it and probably won't! Great job. I like your way of thinking about how much you pay for something - cheap is good - but free is even better!


Jensens6021 said...

Amazing! This is my first visit to your site. I'll be checking back often to see what innovation you come up with next.

rosemst2t said...

Wow, that is awesome! Love the door in it, and the price was great. What a great transformation!

Jennifer said...

Yours looks great!! Don't they make a perfect table... they are a great size and so unique! Good idea with putting flowers in the 'heating thing' that sticks out the side... I didn't know what to do with that thing! :)


Christina said...

I just love your blog. I'm from Mi. also. Owosso actually but I grew up in Ovid. I hadn't found another blogger that was from Mi. It's kind of nice. I knew there had to be some out there.