Any ideas what I could create out of this?

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This is suppose an old chicken coop. Been sitting on my porch for years. Really like it but dont know what to do with it. Thought about a coffee table, but my family room is just too small...
any ideas what i could create out of this, diy, painted furniture, pallet, repurposing upcycling, woodworking projects
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  • Lisa Lisa on May 16, 2014
    Thanks, I will give it some thought. It is only 12" deep...

    • Kj Kj on Dec 05, 2016
      I was thinking it would be a great piece for hanging storage. Place it up high enough to be out of the way, but low enough to be usable. Maybe cut the slats down a bit to add more visible space, and give it a nice white wash.

  • Becky Wood Becky Wood on May 16, 2014
    Put it on your porch or patio. You could make a table out of it as you mentioned...you could put some plants in it...maybe some sort of cabinet...Someone will come up with a fab idea.

  • Donna Byram Donna Byram on May 16, 2014
    Make a coffee table for your porch. Put short legs in each corner on the bottom with the plywood, put a piece of tempered glass on the top, fill it with things that interest you. Examples: small pieces of drift wood, seashells, succulents pretty rocks or even a ceramic chicken sitting on a straw nest. You can usually find used glass table tops at flea markets or thrift stores.

  • Dana Dana on May 17, 2014
    Timeout for a bad dog?

  • Shari Shari on May 17, 2014
    I was also going to suggest a coffee table for the porch. Check the chicken coop in this porch decorating post (about halfway down): http://theletteredcottage.net/porch-ideas/ This girl is sooooo unbelievably creative. She's definitely one of my favorite decorating bloggers!

  • Lisa Lisa on May 17, 2014
    Thanks for website link, when I clicked on it I did not see the "porch ideas"

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    • Lisa Lisa on May 17, 2014
      @Shari I had originally clicked on link from the email I received from Hometalk. When I viewed your comment on the Hometalk website I could see the makeover. Cool, thanks!

  • Donna Byram Donna Byram on May 17, 2014
    Here is a photo of what I was telling you about on my previous post.

  • Polly Zieper Polly Zieper on May 20, 2014
    I wishI had it!I've been trying for months to figure out a cheap way to make my kindergartener a fort or clubhouse, which he'd love!!!Do you have young kids or grandkids?

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    • Polly Zieper Polly Zieper on Nov 16, 2014
      @Ronnie Thank you, Ronnie.I've seen lots of ideas for pallets on the web, especially on this site, but have never found any pallets that I could have for free.

  • Lisa Lisa on May 20, 2014
    Well my kids are 27 & 20, no grandkids ....yet. Pic must be decieving.. There is no way for a person to fit inside.... Well unless it is a child and they lay flat....Hee hee. Good Luck with you endeavor for a "fort".

    • Polly Zieper Polly Zieper on May 21, 2014
      @Lisa I guess since I have 'fort' on my mind, I wasn't thinking about the size of your crate.

  • Mary Kay McDonnell Mary Kay McDonnell on May 20, 2014
    What about a potting Table, you could add shelves where the door is and put your pots on it and add a board on top for your work table.

  • Andrea R Andrea R on May 20, 2014
    YES! a wine rack. !

  • Jacky Sullivan Jacky Sullivan on Mar 13, 2015
    An outdoor food prep station, a bar, a toy closet, a potting station, etc. put a piece of wood sheeting as the back. Add shelves if needed by using the slats as runners for the shelf. Paint or stain. Add a solid top. Could always add a piece of wood and then add stones or tile or anything mosaic.

  • Toni Russell Toni Russell on Mar 20, 2015
    First thing that comes to mind is a Bar. I would put shelves in the inside and add a top, turn it around and enjoy. If you are a non- drinker of alcohol you can always use it for all types of drinks.

  • Miriam Miriam on Mar 20, 2015
    Maybe you can use it as a sofa table (behind the sofa) or a console table. Either way it's great for storage and putting decorative things on top.

  • Nancy Nancy on Nov 16, 2016
    I would make a entertaiment center and fir the bigger space on bottom put throw blankets or extra pillows in it for quick tidy living room or den nice piece i love it

  • Nancy Nancy on Nov 16, 2016
    Or for childrens game station wit their tv on top and put dvd's inside on bottom..... What ever you make plz share with us thank you Lisa enjoy whatever u make of it😜