As you may recall, the former owner of this place left behind heaps of junk. Amidst the junk, there have been a few useful items. There have also been some items that we have found new uses for (apart from bonfire fuel, that is). This is the story of how I turned a rather uninspiring old desk into a chicken nest box.
The desk in question was in the "office" room of the house, which looked pretty much like this when we moved in. Oh wait, you can barely see it. Yup, that's my point.
Richard figured it would make good firewood. I looked at it for a while, and saw in my mind's eye... a chicken nest box. I convinced him to help me haul it out to the barn, and today, I brought it back to life in a new way!
Here's where I began - I had removed all the drawers and had disassembled the hinge bits that made the typewriter shelf move up (you can see a sort of triangle shape on the far side from where the hinge thing was located.
I couldn't entice them in to check it out - they were enjoying dust baths in the sun...