Twice a year, thousands of people flock to an event in Omaha called Junkstock. There's a weekend long junking event in Central Nebrakska called Junk Jaunt. 500 junk vendors!! Before throwing anything away, I'm left to wonder can this be re-purposed?
I'm sharing three things that can be found at either of these events. Two of the three I did purchase at Junk Stock and / or Junk Jaunt. With the assistance of my wonderful husband, we re-purposed these into decorative or usable items. I should have taken "before" pictures of these items but you'll get the picture.
The first is a shutter. After a light sand, I painted it. I was looking for a phrase or word decal to put on the front or bottom. I couldn't find one I like and as it turns out, you wouldn't see it anyway. I used tiny clothespins to secure the photos. You could use this for photos, kids artwork, lists or a combination. I paid $5.00 for the shutter.
The second item is a rotary hoe wheel. This is the item I did not buy. I was at Junkstock, texted my husband, who used to be in the farm implement business, to ask what it was. He told me it was a rotary hoe wheel from a tractor. He inquired on the price. When I told him $25.00, he said DON'T buy that I'm sure we can find one at my buddies farm for free. Indeed, we did find two of them.
After using a wire brush to remove as much of the rust as possible, we (that would be Tim) gave them a coat of rust restorer. I (yes really me) spray painted them yellow. They're a fun addition to the garden.
The final item is a trash wheel tooth from a plow. I had no idea what this was either. When I spotted it, I thought it would make a great plant hanger. We repurposed three of these. I paid $5.00 for one at Junk Stock in Omaha and $2.00 each for two more at Junk Jaunt last Fall.
I (we) have two "junk" projects left to complete. One I want to make Christmas trees or snowmen out of bedsprings. I purchased a couple of these and then the same buddy of Tim's had those too. He should go into the junk business. The other is re-purposing an old window frame. I haven't quite decided what I want to do with this one yet. Anyone have a good idea?