Turn Yard Sale Junk Into Fabulous Rustic Decor DIY

So you went to an auction or yard sale and bought something but it’s in a box of other junk you don’t know what to do with.  Here’s your chance to get creative with this DIY rustic decor project.  The more destressed the object the better your outcome.  Thanks to Prodigal Pieces for this clever idea.

One of my favorite things to do is take unwanteds and give them new purpose. You can imagine my excitement when I got to hook up with several of my favorite DIY bloggers to bring you Trash to Treasure Transformations. Yay! It’s a monthly challenge to see what thrifted or yard sale finds we choose to give new life.

I know you’re going to love this series! Let me show you what I chose to work with. Rusty objects are somewhat of an addiction for me, and when I had a chance to snatch up a box of farmhouse tools, insulators, and what-nots, I jumped on it.

Any guesses as to what these are? I know you see a piece of chain, but do you know what the hooks are for? They are hay bale hooks – a farmer would have one in each hand and grab up a hay bale with them and stack or load the bails in a much easier fashion. Pretty cool, huh? That round piece with holes in it is a bit of a mystery to me. It’s embossed with a serial number and I believe was part of a tractor.

So, what would you do with this rusty goodness? Well, I dug into my stash of reclaimed wood and pulled out some pieces that I thought would suit my project.

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Images from Prodigal Pieces.

For further instructions visit Prodigal Pieces.

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