When we say we rescue old junk and repurpose it, we have never rescued junk quite like this! As much as I would like to think we are some sort of junk-magnet powerhouse, the truth is, we can’t rescue everything before it makes its way to the dump. Ha ha! So last week, we hit a scrap yard to see what we could find… and boy was I surprised!! I. HAVE. NEVER. seen anything like this before… welcome to junk paradise!!
This pile of rusty junk literally kissed the sky! It didn’t take us long to spot some treasure we knew we would take home. Old wheels, fan blades, lots of rusty metal bits for our upcyled projects!!
And then I spotted it… a tailgate!!! I knew after I shared this picture on Facebook that you all LOVE a rusty old tailgate as much as I do!!
And while the one I spotted in the junk heap wasn’t as old as the green one we found, it was still pretty neat!! Do you see it??
Of all days for us to forget our gloves and tools at home, well, we did! Go figure! But, we were able to borrow some tools to take the tailgate off of the old truck!!
Ha ha!! He called it a ‘door’… bless his heart! You heard him. He was tired. I tell ya, I realize more and more everyday how very blessed I am to have a husband who enjoys this junkin’ journey as much as I do!! Runny nose and all! Oh!! And remember he spotted some rusty bed springs… tadaaaa!!
This was one of my favorite junk digs ever. I kinda wish I owned a tractor… you can only do so much without some heavy equipment! And without gloves, we were pretty limited too! But we plan to go back and you know I will have my eye out for more tailgates!!
Oh!! And the red Ford tailgate will be for sale at our January show!! Come see us January 16-18!! Sorry, the green one is still a keeper!