Don't Be Chicken! Guess What this used to be...

September 8th, 2009 in member junk     
junkermidge junkermidge, member
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Not  a bad transformation from a $5.00 purchase.  Just for fun the cloche on top holds not a nest with bird eggs, but bedding from the piece and egg shells from my fridge.  Oops! I dont want to give anything away.
 
So I said to the guy as he carried the before product to my car So what do ya think? Coffee table?  Whereby he laughed.  And I laughed.  Pause.  No, seriously.  A cool coffee table!  He then laughed again.  I didnt.  THE NERVE! 
This is the best part of the whole thing.  This side secret door has a window to peek inside the table, or just open it and store games, books, etc.
I didnt want to remove this piece because it was such a vital part of the original piece.  And it makes a great holder.  But its awkward and weird and Ill probably remove it soon.   
I know, you knew it all along.  But just to make it official, heres the manufacturers name plate and you can see its a chicken incubator produced by the Wisconsin Incubator Company from Racine, Wisconsin. 
Not  a bad transformation from a $5.00 purchase.  Just for fun the cloche on top holds not a nest with bird eggs, but bedding from the piece and egg shells from my fridge.  Oops! I dont want to give anything away.
 

Not  a bad transformation from a $5.00 purchase.  Just for fun the cloche on top holds not a nest with bird eggs, but bedding from the piece and egg shells from my fridge.  Oops! I don't want to give anything away.

 


DON'T VIEW PHOTO 5 IF YOU WANT IT TO BE A SURPRISE!  I'll post the answer later.  But I'll bet most of you already know what this coffee table began it's life as.  And if you don't, here's a little hint...You're getting warmer.....

This was my weekend project from something I picked up for a mere $5.00.  Mostly it involved a LOT of cleaning.  I stained it dark and added chunky legs to give it a more contemporary look.  I'm pretty pleased with the way it turned out.


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Comments (16)

JustaMom writes: I also have one but I have turned mine into a island in the middle of my kitchen. LOVE IT !!!
Posted: 8:27 pm on June 25th
peasmom writes: Hey! I have an incubator as a coffee table too...but I did NOT get it for $5...how I wish! And mine needed a little TLC (to keep the legs from tipping it over) but Gorilla glue and a couple of screws to the rescue and it is a terrific table! Posted: 7:00 pm on September 15th
suewhitney writes: Wow...an incubator for 5 bucks??!! Now there's a steal. Love it Miss Midge.

Take care,
Sue Posted: 10:50 pm on September 10th
CottageElements writes: Midge, I've seen these before and love them! They tend to be too expensive though. Cannot believe you got it for $5.00! Amazing! And great repurpose on it!

Lani Posted: 10:25 pm on September 10th
alicemom writes: Hey Midge,
You crack me up! I love your cheap find! Seriously it really is outstanding. Kudos to you!!
Smiles, alice Posted: 10:23 pm on September 9th
DownHomeDIY writes: This table rules the roost!
~MB Posted: 8:52 pm on September 9th
JunkArchitect writes:
I would have bought it too! What a great piece and I like the metal detail on the side.

Jim

Posted: 9:19 am on September 9th
chippingcharm writes: Way cool...I too think that metal piece on the side is interesting...could it also be used remote controls??? Just a thought :) Thanks for sharing, Laurel Posted: 9:25 pm on September 8th
monakent writes: This idea you hatched up, turned out just SUPER!!! I wouldn't have thought of a coffee table when I first saw it - it's just wonderful the way people's minds work.

I think I need to get up to my in-laws' house/farm (upper WI) asap. I want to go through the barn, chicken coop, and other buildings they have on their property. Both have somewhat retired from farming over that last couple years. I certainly don't want to miss out on getting some real goodies, as you pointed out, with your cool hatchery. gailmarie

P.S. - I am with the others...take a picture or two of this masterpiece, over to the "doubting thomas" that sold you the piece and show him what your idea turned in to. I can only guess he would be AMAZED!!!!! (Also, love the reading material you chose to include in your photoshoot!!!!). :o) Posted: 5:49 pm on September 8th
kenziebr writes: AWESOME! Looks great! I have one that I'm making into an table also and can't wait!!! Posted: 3:58 pm on September 8th
UndomesticatedWife writes: Ooo, I love this, what a great idea! Posted: 1:11 pm on September 8th
fellowjunker writes: This is FABULOUS Midge.......I love, love it as a coffee table and the piece you put the flowers in--wonderful--I'm so glad you kept it as part of the piece!!!
xojanis Posted: 12:58 pm on September 8th
byabpryor writes: NICE job! WOW! Posted: 12:50 pm on September 8th
Junk_Sophisticate writes: What a cool addition to your roost there, Ms. Midge! You are one creative chick, I tell ya.

I appreciate all the hard work you put into this piece...the end result looks fabulous!
Candy Posted: 12:46 pm on September 8th
RustyDiva writes: The table looks great Midge. I agree with Kathy ~ show off your work to the guy that sold it ~ he will be amazed and then "peckin" himself that he didn't think of it first! Posted: 12:23 pm on September 8th
shabbychick writes: Midge! Well...what a great transformation you hatched up (that's all I'm saying...cuz I peeked)!

It's awesome - I love all the storage it provides too. I'm sure you'll find some creative use for the little holder on the side.

Thanks for sharing and I think you should "share" a pic of the redo with the guy you bought it from - he will be "awed and amazed" I'm sure!

Kathy
Posted: 11:31 am on September 8th
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