Hog Farrowing Apron Planter Box

September 21st, 2015 in blog, projects     
suewhitney Sue Whitney, editor
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What a beautiful piece for outside any door or on any deck or patio!
The planter box itself is a feed box pulled from the bowels of the barn. Additional pieces of wood needed to be added to make the box deep enough for planting. The vintage hinges are a nice touch and help secure the box.
Old hangers were secured to the box...three on each side. They provide plenty of support to hold the box in place inside the farrowing apron.
Other junk pieces were added just for embellishment. This pulley looks ab fab on the front. A cultivator disk was also thrown in at the back of the plants to add interest. Its all in  the details!
Gorgeous Fall plants add the crowning touch!! Just look at the color!!!
I like the simple approach with a no plants underneath, but if you wanted to go hog wild you could hang plants from each end and/or add plants on the ground inside the apron.
And there you have it!!!
A little tribute to my pup Lily. Oh, how she loved watching the world from the window. Rest in peace little girl.
What a beautiful piece for outside any door or on any deck or patio!

What a beautiful piece for outside any door or on any deck or patio!


I had no idea what these were when Sharon first pointed them out to me, but I did know that they were too cool for school and must have items. The Pfarkel sisters filled me in on the origin of said contraptions. What would I ever do without them?! I don't want to find out! Any hoo, a planter box seemed to be a natural fit, but believe it or not...there are many practical uses for these farrowing aprons. The girls have put them to use as plant cages in their garden and I am dreaming of counter height bar with an over hang so you can pull up stools. I would love to hear any other ideas from you!


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Comments (5)

Heavenly_Treasures writes: SUE
WHAT A COOL PEACE AND HOW YOU PUT THAT ALLTOGETHER.THE DAYS ON THE FARM ARE BRINGING BACK MEMORIES.LOVE IT. GOD BLESS ROBERT. Posted: 10:12 pm on September 22nd
Junkpony writes: This is great...I'd love to have a piece like that on my porch... the fall colors look gorgeous in it. (And Lily is lovely model) Posted: 12:02 pm on August 21st
shellyandrade writes: This is awesome! I just love it but I'm not following what these look like in their natural state. Were pieces welded together to create this base?
Posted: 5:50 am on August 17th
NDJunkGirl writes: This is SO up my alley, that I think you should deliver it to my doorstep! Most iron/metal/tin things found on a farm can be turned into anything cool and this is just magic! LOVE.

-Andrea Posted: 1:46 pm on August 14th
georgiamoon writes: NICE job. This is fantastic. Don't tell me it is FALL already! It looks beautiful with those colors but I can imagine it in the springtime too! You are amazing my friend and Lilly looks adorable out there in front of the NEW Store. I am so excited about Get Fresh, I'll bet you are doing great. Good luck with this fabulous new venture.
Love ya, Geo Posted: 7:05 am on August 14th
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