Silage Shooter

June 29th, 2011 in blog, projects     
suewhitney Sue Whitney, editor
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I loved this piece so much that when I had the chance I picked up another one. The other one is red. Cool beans!
This is what they look like bare naked. Of course I love the well patinaed galvanized metal. The rusty angle iron is the perfect match!
Watch out! The silage is coming!
I wanted to keep things simple, but interesting. I added a cast iron hoop behind the silage shooter as a detail piece.
Up on the wall it goes. Looks pretty cool even without plants. Ill bet you could fill it with ice and have beverages on a wall. Thats more fun than food on a stick!
Flowering plants are prettier than silage any day. I chose to plant the end with Bacopia and add some Dogwood branches. The Bacopia is light, airy, and drapes well. The Dogwood lends a bit of needed texture.
White Petunias were my of choice for the boat section of the shooter. Four 12 inch pots did the trick. I chose to go with a monochromatic color scheme because it plays well off of the cool metal color.
All planted and ready for accents. This would look adorable under a window, but I think hung this way is less expected.
Bring in some greens and a chair or two for a charming outdoor seating area.
The petunias look so happy in their new home!
I left the chain...spider webs and all!
Ahhh...all done! Will someone get me a glass of lemonade please?
I loved this piece so much that when I had the chance I picked up another one. The other one is red. Cool beans!

I loved this piece so much that when I had the chance I picked up another one. The other one is red. Cool beans!


This is an easy, peasy, lemon squeezy idea. All you have to do do is bolt this baby to the wall and plant it. After that you can kick back, enjoy a tall glass of lemonade, and admire your handiwork.


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Comments (9)

chippingcharm writes: Really cool...love the addition of the cast iron hoop too...you smart cookie you :) Laurel
PS...I don't know what "silage" is either...please don't tell me...but I think I'm glad it's "shooting" days are over??? Posted: 7:26 pm on July 5th
ItsMichelle writes: Very pretty, great upcycle Posted: 4:40 am on July 1st
RustyDiva writes: I'm not sure what a "silage shooter" is or even what "silage" is but I'm guessing it's gross?!? I love it anyway! The coolest planter I've seen so far.

Kenda Posted: 12:16 pm on June 30th
MimiToria writes: Only you, Sue, would be so creative to come up with a use for a silage shooter... Having grown up on the farm, I would only see it as a silage shooter. :) You're getting me to rethink all that farm junk I took for granted.
Another great project!
Gretchen Posted: 8:26 am on June 30th
JunkSituation writes: It's a beauty! I love the last picture with the chair.... it's all just GREAT together. Nice project :)
Tammy Posted: 7:53 pm on June 29th
Heavenly_Treasures writes: SUE, You are amazing.You just need make JIMBO a couple to make him happy.I have to agree you have some neat flower boxes and you must have the whole back yard in different flowers They are beautiful. You have a nice evening.GOD BLESS ROBERT. Posted: 7:29 pm on June 29th
georgiamoon writes: Ooohhh GIRLFRIEND, Now we are talkin'! That is fabulous. I have never ever seen anything like this. I guess there would be more silage shooters where there is silage and I don't think I've seen much of that around here. AND you have a RED one too? You are one lucky girl. Georgia Posted: 7:29 pm on June 29th
sandyrae writes: I absolutley love that! I really had no idea what it was so thanks for the lesson in Junk 101.
Everything in your post was perfect, except....I think Sangria and a few Junk loving friends would complete the last picture.
Enjoy!
Sandy Posted: 1:35 pm on June 29th
JunkArchitect writes: I think it makes a phenomenal planter and I'm not just saying that because I like you. Really, the thing is so cool that I wish I had a couple of them too...spider webs, rust, crazy shape! It's the most unique "junky" flowerbox I have ever seen...now I'm really kissing up.

Jimbo

Posted: 12:27 pm on June 29th
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