Monday, June 6, 2016

Rusty Junk Makeover

Is there anything better than finding
a piece of rusty junk and knowing
just what you're going to do with it?
I think not!
 This lovely was tossed by a sidewalk
just waiting for a rescue and a new life.
 I got it home and washed it off with the hose,
I then used a wire brush just to get off
most of the loose rust.
 Larry measured the bottom for the
board I wanted him to cut. Luckily the 
width was the same size as the board.
 He had no idea how I could possibly find
a use for this trash. He kept asking the usual
 questions; Why would you want it? 
What are you going to do with it?
Are you going to  paint it? (no)
Just you wait!
 The cut board (from our garage wood stash)
was dropped in the  bottom.
 I gave the board a good rub with mineral oil.
 It's the same way I treat my butcher 
block island top HERE. I used the oiled 
rag to rub a little on the metal part too.
 It really cleaned it up nicely.
 And here she is!  My free salvaged tray.
 Just love it!
Trash to treasure.



  1. Very nice!! You're so talented!

  2. Wonderful idea - good for you!

  3. I have the exact same piece that I found in someone's garage I hang my cookie cutters from it never thought to put wood in but looks great. Love Susie

  4. Clever idea! I enjoy reading your blog....thanks for all the fun ideas you share!


  5. Great idea! I've seen those from time to time in Goodwill - maybe I need to snag one the next time I see it! Thanks for sharing.

  6. Cute little tray! A board stash is a good thing.