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Using Industrial Items as Unique Decor

An old nesting box is used for displaying unique vintage finds in our dining room. A clever way to add a touch of industrial and old farmhouse style to your home.

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May 19, 2012
frankiej wrote:
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This is originally a chicken nesting box, used in hen houses as a spot for hens to lay eggs.
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June 10, 2014
wendysue55 wrote:
i have one just like this. what is the $ value?

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Put a simple collection of antique dishware on contrasting industrial shelving for a rustic and vintage look.
Shawn Gauthier added this to Affordable Finds for College and Beyond
If you're short on kitchen storagee, get clever by hanging an old nesting box. You'll likely be able to find one for not too much money at antique shops or flea markets, and it will give you a chance to display your fun dishware instead of hiding it.
Melissa Alvarado Sierra added this to Perfectly Imperfect: Weathered Details for Your Home
Can you believe this used to be a nesting box? It was given new life as a box to display vintage finds. Rusty? Yes. Beautiful? Definitely!
What is it? A nesting nook for birds.What is it doing in its new life? Providing a nest for sweet vintage pitchers and jars inside the house. Requirements: Lots of elbow grease to make sure it's clean and sanitary; someone who knows how to hang something level and find studs; two people to hang it.
6. Hunt down old industrial items. Reuse old farm or industrial items to add an old rustic finish to your laundry room. Use as shelving for sheets, to store jars of laundry detergent and clothespins, or to display a collection — such as old milk jugs, mason jars or vintage linens. You can leave your find in the original metal finish (rust adds character) or buy one of the many available colors of metal spray paint. Make sure you buy a metal primer too.More industrial-style accessories
Talk about creative reuse! This industrial-looking shelf is actually a set of old chicken nesting boxes, now home to the owner’s kitchen collectibles.

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Le meuble
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January 12, 2015
That's a laying box! Not sure I'd want it, but interesting choice.
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January 11, 2015
Love this
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December 31, 2014
Wonder if they are still in the old chicken house
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Chicken nests
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Mason jar display
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Eclectic collection
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Thought this was fun
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Always loved the potential this piece holds!
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old chicken nesting boxes
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September 15, 2014
i just got a nesting box
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Another way to bring metal into shelving in less fussy way. Like warmth and aged look of rust. Would like to I corporate rust somewhere.
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great way to display antique finds
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love the metal nesting boxws
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Laying boxes
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Rustic charm
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Chicken coop shelves I have
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Book shelf ??
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Nesting box. So cute. We have one in the barn!
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Like the rurposing of things
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Industrial storage shelf
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chicken nestboxes and burlap
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Cool re-use idea
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blue mason jars
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Shelves/chick nests
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March 27, 2014
could add something like this to make more eclectic? Put pegs/powder etc? and bar to hang all cleaning products?
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chicken nesting boxes
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Industrial look
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Good Idea
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Love it
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Love it
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This would be neat in a laundry room
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Chicken laying nests
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Love the use of nesting boxes!
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fun wall accent for storage
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Chicken coop
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The repurposed industrial farm style decor
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This would look cool in the family room on the big wall
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shelves, vintage
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Shelves from old nesting boxes?
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Chicken feeder to display glassware
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interesting shelving
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shelving idea
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shelves for Paulette's palace or outdoors
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Unique shelving, rustic
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rustic industrial
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chicken feeder shelf unit
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Rather have chickens in it;)
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Now I know what to do with mine!
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I love items that are repurposed in unexpected ways.
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For pantry room
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Chris likes
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Cool idea
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chicken coup??
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cool for kitchen or ??
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Love this!
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The mix of textures
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Decoration for country kitchen
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vintage chicken
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We have that old cow feeder? What could we use it for?
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reuse industrial items
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decoração cozinha
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Combination of materials: galvanized metal, burlap, cotton, wood, glass and stainless steel.
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old nesting box for towel storage above shower
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nesting box, colors
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vintage farm look, storage
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❤️farm decor
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Repurposed metal storage
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unusual shelving to display things
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Vintage industrial looking shelf is actually a set of old chicken nesting boxes now home to vintage collectibles
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the whole thing!
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organization shelf
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Fishboard.... Old and new.
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just like it!
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storage piece and collectibles
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Old chicken nesting boxes
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jars, pitchers, metal cans
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chicken coup storage
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junkie storage
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Shampoo room
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Haha! I love this repurposed nesting box!
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old chicken nesting boxes
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Cookie thing?
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Neat idea, not sure where
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Chicken coop toward Coatsville
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Great shelves
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Chicken feeder
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Chicken nesting boxes for shelving
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fun "country"
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Might be funky in a rustic basement.
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Upper storage for breakfast area
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Chicken nesting boxes
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old style
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vintage look
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Talk about creative reuse! This industrial-looking shelf is actually a set of old chicken nesting boxes, now home to the owner’s kitchen collectibles.
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Talk about creative reuse! This industrial-looking shelf is actually a set of old chicken nesting boxes, now home to the owner’s kitchen collectibles.
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for cup collection
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how about our little hat divider in current VT mudroom?
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dining room wall
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Stuff to put in over the mud room area
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for cups?
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Kitchen-old chicken nesting boxes!
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interesting shelf idea
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Chicken coops for storage.
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Makes me think of Mom
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nesting box shelves
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For log wall shelves
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Storage idea!
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clever and my look
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Chicken nest boxes!
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old chicken nesting boxes
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Kitchen Shelving
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Hmmm...chicken coops
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Love this item, very versatile
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I've always wanted one of these old chicken coops wondering what I can do with them!
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old chicken netting boxes
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Old chicken coop for soaps
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Cool juxtaposition.
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feed trough
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Chicken feeder re used
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Steel shelf
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Old chicken coop!!!!
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Old nesting box to display unique vintage finds
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Chicken coop
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