I’ve only been to a handful of yard sales this year, but I hit a gold mine at the very first one I went to in the spring It was my idea of a gold mine anyway!
There was a whole table full of old tools and I bought every one of them – and a tool box as well. The more worn out a tool is, the more likely I am to get it cheap, and the less likely that anyone else will want it, so it was like these were there waiting just for me! 🙂
I didn’t dare take them out to my workshop, or they’d become lost in the abyss, so I left them sitting on the floor in my entryway, so I’d be reminded to actually do something with them, and not forget I had them.
There are SO many other old tools out in my workshop that have been neglected for far longer and I didn’t want these cuties to suffer the same fate.
I believe all of them are masonry tools, so I thought they would make great wall hooks for a man cave or workshop.
This red handled brick trowel is my favorite! The metal has lots of patina, and that red handle is old tool perfection!
The two with wood handles are perfect for holding hand towels, and I added vintage coat hooks for extra hanging space.
I used E6000 to attach all of the pieces to the pallet wood, and let it cure for several days to make sure it would harden strong enough to keep the tools attached and hold towel weight on them.
I added a scrap piece of pine board on the back of all the pallet wood pieces so they would be thick enough to screw the coat hooks into, as well as attach D-ring hangers to.
All 4 are available in my shop HERE.
Click on the links below to see more Repurposed Vintage Projects!
- Farm Tools Wall Hooks
- Barn Pulley Wall Bins
- Garden Spade House Address
- Gun Barrel Coat Rack
- Lawn Mower Handle Photo Display
- Chicken Feeder Candle Light Centerpiece