Patio Bar Cabinet or Chicken Coop?
After building our concrete patio bar and finishing with an acid wash, it was time to seriously move forward on creating my bar.
While out and about, I found an old chicken coop/transport cage at a garage sale down the road for $20 and the 'idea' was born!
Did I mention I live in a town where there is 'Tyson Chicken' everything? Hatcheries? Processing, etc? Here, chicken 'anything' is pretty easy to
First and foremost, I had to get the thing home and give it a very nice clorox scrub down. Chickens can be dirty creatures and I didn't need any 'ick' in the house!
I then picked up a roll of chicken wire at Tractor supply for $30 as I wanted to be able to use this in the back of the cage for hanging items.
I was lucky as the cage was in great shape!
Even the door/lid worked perfectly!
I dug through my crafting supplies to find some 'decor.' I ending up making little signs from scrap wood, using eyet screws for hanging and burlap string.
As to the signs, I painted the wood blocks white, then I painted them with blue chalk paint after drying. I then used my stencils and wood engraver and made little signs like 'welcome' and 'peace' that I hung off and in the coop.
I also had some led light string that I strung across the back of the coop on the chicken wire that can light up at night by pushing a button.
So, I finally had to get the hubby to attach the cage to the brick with mortar anchors. It was very secure.
I then went to work adding in my decor.
My clever husband then decided he could simply cut small slits in the bottom of the cage - large enough to allow a wine glass to slide in and be held snuggly.
I then painted and cut two more pieces of wood to size (supported by the side rails of the cage) to put in a shelf about half way down and another shelf on the bottom to hold my bar goodies!
The shelves were just tall enough to hold the bottles of the things we enjoy!
It's already to be filled for the summer. I have the door help open with a burlap string for now and once we get a little nicer weather, it will be filled.
In the meantime, we have found that our cats?? love to sit in this! UGH..
Hope you enjoyed. I'd love your feedback. Also, when I get it stocked, I will add in a nice nighttime pic with the lights and all.
They love this space.. Ugh
Cannot wait to fill it up and put this to use!
Thanks for reading!
- Chicken Coop/trasport (Garage sale)
- Chicken wire (Tractor Supply)