Turn Old Junk into Fabulous Farmhouse Decor

The end of the year is a time of reflection, and while digging through the mountain of junk in my workshop earlier this week, I started reflecting on some of my favorite farmhouse projects that I’ve made out of castoffs that others call junk.

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This isn’t an exhaustive list, but I’ve broken it down into projects made with three types of junk that I love to work with.

METAL JUNK

If it’s made of metal, chances are good I’ll love it – especially if it’s old metal.

This Pallet Wood & Tin Cans Kitchen Organizer was one of my favorite projects (and the beautiful old can labels are free printables you can download and print).

Tin Cans Pallet Wood Kitchen Organizer | Turn Old Junk into Fabulous Farmhouse Decor | www.knickoftime.net

An empty old metal paint can is something most people would throw away, but I thought it made a beautiful farmhouse style hanging flower vase for my entryway.

Repurposed paint can famhouse style hanging flower vase | Turn Old Junk into Fabulous Farmhouse Decor |via www.knickoftime.net

Here’s another repurposed metal flower holder that was originally used to hold trash.

Turn rusty old junk into a blooming welcome wall pocket | Turn Old Junk into Fabulous Farmhouse Decor |via www.knickoftime.net

I’ve got all kinds of beautiful old metal in this farmhouse kitchen vignette.

Grouping it all together has such a visual impact.

Farmhouse Kitchen Vignette | Turn Old Junk into Fabulous Farmhouse Decor |via www.knickoftime.net

OLD JUNK WINDOWS

Several years ago, I brought home an entire trailer full of old windows.  I sold many of them and repurposed the rest, like this antique window turned into dairy sign.

Farmhouse Kitchen Decor | Turn Old Junk into Fabulous Farmhouse Decor |via www.knickoftime.net

Here’s another one that I turned into a flag display on our barn.

American Flag Display on Repurposed Window | | Turn Old Junk into Fabulous Farmhouse Decor |via www.knickoftime.net

I’ve also made several repurposed window chalkboards.

Repurposed Old Window Chalkboard | Turn Old Junk into Fabulous Farmhouse Decor |via www.knickoftime.net

Old Bowls & Pie Pans

I’ve lost count of how many tiered stands my husband and I have made over the last five years, but we’ve made oodles of them.

You can make your own with our Tiered Stand tutorial found HERE.

Enamelware Bowls Tiered Stand | Turn Old Junk into Fabulous Farmhouse Decor |via www.knickoftime.net

No two are ever identical.  It just depends on the bowls, pans, and spindles I have on hand to work with.

They are always one of my favorite projects to work on and are always best sellers in my online shop.

Repurposed Metal Pie Pans Tiered Stand | Turn Old Junk into Fabulous Farmhouse Decor |via www.knickoftime.net

Old Bread Tins

I never pass up old bread tins if they are reasonably priced.  In fact, I found another one today in an antique store and have several more in my junk stash to work with.

I usually turn them into wall bins like this one.

Antique sewing machine epurposed into farmhouse wall bins | Turn Old Junk into Fabulous Farmhouse Decor |via www.knickoftime.net

There you have it.

Old metal anything, old windows, and old bread tins.  These are some of my favorite kinds of beloved junk!

What are yours?

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Comments

  1. Merry Christmas!!

  2. Merry Christmas, Angie, to you and your family. Cheers, Ardith

  3. Your fabulous trash to treasure projects are just as good the second time around!

  4. You always surprise me with your fantastic and creative ideas!
    Brenda

  5. What a fantastic post, Angie–with so many of your great farmhouse DIYs all in one place. You’ve certainly had a prolific year. Thanks so much for linking up your posts with us at Vintage Charm, and Happy New Year!!

  6. I love these ideas! I have got to go see your Etsy projects now. Thanks for sharing the DIY farmhouse decor ideas at the #HomeMattersParty this week. Pinned!

  7. So creative! These items remind me of visiting family members on a couple of farms many years ago (as a child). People on farms used whatever they had on hand — like an old pan or an old bucket. They didn’t have the option of running out to Home Goods or World Market to buy things for their kitchens or their homes. It makes me think of the adage: “necessity is the mother of invention.” Thanks for sharing.

  8. You are so creative!! I love the repurposed windows. I am also going to make sure I find some enamelware bowls so I can recreate the stand. Love it!

  9. Janelle pinsoneault says:

    I just bought one leg of a sewing machine. Now I know what to do with it!
    Also love your old newsprint wallpaper.

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