Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Decor Idea Wednesday: Lifestock feeder Troughs in Home Decor-

Leave it to me to see the decor potential 
in a trough..yes, you heard correctly...a TROUGH!!
But, I'm happy to report that I am not the only one who
can see the beauty in a bowl that farm animals feed and drink from...Whew!
While browsing Pinterest, I came across a few pinners who shared 
their trough decor ideas!  Thank goodness there are other people 
just like me around when it comes to decor!
 I would recommend  buying a new trough perhaps at a horse and feed store.
(They are costly, so make sure you price around for a good deal) just to ensure 
your don't bring home some yucky bacteria or some other non welcoming germ...
You can always age the trough...the web is full of tutorials on how to age
galvanized steel.
Here are some pictures I found on Pinterest showing ways a lifestock trough 
can be used in home decor!
I hope that you get inspired to think outside the box when it comes to decor!

This workhorse of a sink (converted from a water trough from the Tractor Supply Company) is up for almost any chore. To add some whimsy to its streamlined silhouette, Darryl gave it wood legs from an old table. -  
(Source: Country Living-Via Pinterest) 
This trough sink is the perfect addition to a farmhouse style bathroom 
 ~Irishman Acres~: Our Recycled Water Trough: an Update and How-To:
 (Source: -Via Pinterest)
This trunk style water trough has been converted into a side table that
is used as a storage trunk perfect for pillows and throws.  A stained
 wood top allows for it to function as a side table. 
Raised garden beds have many advantages, ranging from saving wear and tear on your back to giving your plants better air circulation and more sunlight. However, you don’t have to nail lengths of lumber together to make a raised garden bed. Some of the most attractive, easy-to-use raised beds are made from containers—and among the most versatile containers are galvanized steel troughs designed to hold water for farm animals. If you don’t want to spring for the cost of a new trough, check your ...:  
 (Source: Via Pinterest)
These large troughs in the pictures above and below
 make perfect planters for vegetable gardens 
and flowers... I'm sure draining holes are easy to drill on the bottom.
  15 Grand Ideas For Gardening With Antiques - Page 2 of 2 - Garden ...:
 (Source: Via Pinterest)
 Roundup: 10 DIY Sinks and Vanities (and a Tub and Shower Too!) » Curbly | DIY Design Community
(Source: Pinterest)
 How perfect is this for the laundry room for washing bulky sweaters 
and other hand wash only garments. LOVE IT!


Would love this in my bathroom.  Maybe even in the basement.:
(Source: -Via Pinterest)
This is ideas for a cottage or country style bath.
A trough as a soaking tub! 

 Outside galvanized shower - just add rain shower head.:
( Source: Pinterest)
This is quite possibly my favorite of all...
The outdoor trough shower.  How perfect is this 
for a beach or lake house. I assume a drainage system would 
be necessary.

So,the next time you think you are a little nutty for 
having an off the beat n path decor idea...Just turn to Pinterest, and 
you too will realize you are not alone!  
Happy Wednesday!

*All pictures in this post are from Pinterest)

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