This vintage chicken crate turned outdoor wall decor was the perfect way to add unique style and interest to my side porch.

One of my favorite spring activities is shopping for and planting flowers. I might have gotten a little carried away this year, but I just couldn’t stop myself. Not only did a get my usual haul of annual plants and hanging baskets, but I also picked up shrubs, perennials, and a couple of trees. I promise to show you what I found and where I planted everything.

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Vintage Chicken Crate: Outdoor Wall Decor

To kick things off, I wanted to share my new outdoor wall decor! For the past year or so, I’ve been searching for a way to dress up the big blank wall on my side porch. Last week when I was antiquing I stumbled upon this vintage wood chicken crate. It was in excellent condition, and I knew immediately it would be perfect!

Vintage Chicken Crate: Outdoor Wall Decor

Once I got the chicken crate to my house, my challenge was figuring out how to hang it. It wasn’t especially heavy on its own, but I wanted to fill it with planted terra cotta pots. Because of that, I had to create something that would support the coop and the plants.

How to Hang Outdoor Wall Decor:

I ended up using a cleat hanger. This made the coop easier to hang, and it provides the support that is needed.

I used regular screws to attach one section of the cleat to the back of the crate. To attach the other part of the cleat to the brick wall, I purchased masonry screws and a masonry drill bit. This made for a secure hold.

Vintage Chicken Crate: Outdoor Wall Decor

Once the crate was up on the wall, it was time for planting!

I got my terra cotta pots and filled them with a few shade-loving plants and plants that would trail and spill out of the coop.

Vintage Chicken Crate: Outdoor Wall Decor

Vintage Chicken Crate: Outdoor Wall Decor

I went with creeping jenny (green vine), angel vine (tiny leafed vine), potato vine (maroon vine), streptocarpella (purple flower), euphorbia (white flower), and fiber optic grass.

Vintage Chicken Crate: Outdoor Wall Decor

I don’t always use saucers with my plants, but in this case, I placed matching terra cotta saucers in the crate before adding the potted plants. This way, any excess water or soil won’t get on my porch furniture.

And with that, my chicken crate turned outdoor wall decor was complete!

Vintage Chicken Crate: Outdoor Wall Decor

Vintage Chicken Crate: Outdoor Wall Planter

I think it’s the perfect addition to this space. Once all the trailing plants take hold, things will fill out beautifully with all sorts of cascading color and texture.

Vintage Chicken Crate: Outdoor Wall Decor

Vintage Chicken Crate: Outdoor Wall Decor

Vintage Chicken Crate: Outdoor Wall Decor

Pretty cute, right?

If you’re curious about my outdoor furniture, you can find it here. I purchased it last year and it’s held up beautifully!

I’ll be sharing more of my side porch on the blog next week, but I couldn’t resist giving you a sneak pick of my latest antique find. (If you also like antiquing, be sure to check out this post here. – In it I talk about my tips and tricks for successful and smart hunting.)

Want more unique Outdoor Wall Decor and Planter Ideas? Try these:

Vintage Chicken Crate: Outdoor Wall Decor

Vintage Chicken Crate: Outdoor Wall Decor

As always, thank you for visiting IBC! Have fun looking for your own creative outdoor wall decor. All it takes is an open mind, a hanger, and a couple of tools.

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  • Anita at

    Fun project, and I love the plants you chose. I can’t wait to see more of your patio. I saw your Instagram story, and I’m inspired to do my space.

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Thank you Anita!!

      xo Michael

  • Leah at

    Love the texture and color! You always inspire me to have fun with decorating. Enjoy your porch.

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Yes! It’s all about fun!

      xo Michael

  • Mary C at

    I have two wooden old egg crates in my garage and have been looking for a purpose for them. Thanks for the idea!

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      You bet! I’ve seen people use them as coffee tables too!

      xo Michael

  • Belinda at

    Love it!!!

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Thanks so much!!

      xo Michael

  • Gina at

    Love this. I had a vintage chicken crate that I used as a coffee table on my deck. The elements finally got to it and I recently had to throw it out. I want another but the prices I’ve seen lately are crazy!

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Gina, oh bummer! And I hear you on prices. It wasn’t cheap, but it made such a statement so I felt it was worth it.

      xo Michael

  • John R. Huff Jr. at

    Might brighten it up with a varnish. I noticed some black spots on the ends. However it looks fine as is , too.

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      I love the vintage weathered look. For me, it’s perfect as is. 🙂

      xo Michael

      • John R. Huff Jr. at

        Love it.

  • Debra Lange at

    I’ve followed you from several moves, with each place, they all had different personalities so different but unique and I love them!!!
    Micheal, once again the vision you’ve created is so inspiring inside and outside your new home!
    I can’t wait to see your yard as everything gets established.
    Thank you! Debbie

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