If you’re not up to restoring an old tractor or have a piece of farm equipment that’s sitting around turning into rust…turn that trash into treasure! There’s never been an easier or more unique way to decorate your homestead than with repurposed tractor parts and equipment. Here are a few ideas that you might want to take on:
Old Tractor Into Upscale Vintage Bar
Take that old piece of heavy equipment and direct it for something that’s both functional and a piece of art. This Vintage Massey Ferguson tractor was repurposed into a bar for back porch drinks and dining. In reality, it’s just the hood cover welded onto a set of custom made table legs, with a tabletop over it. Buy a pair of matching aluminum stools, and you’ve got what looks like a custom piece that costs hundreds of dollars.
Handmade Tractor Seat Stools
Don’t forget the seat of the tractor…the latest fad is to turn it into a rustic stool for anything from your kitchen to the patio. We think it would pair well with the vintage bar that we previously mentioned. After sanding away any rust, you can leave the metallic appeal or repaint the entire thing so that it looks shiny and new.
Farmhouse Fireplace Screen
Take the front of your old tractor hood and replace the open vents with a metal screen. It adds a new twist to your decor as you use it for a fireplace screen. You could even set it in front of a wood burning stove to deter wandering toddlers.
Industrial Light Fixture From Chicken Feeders
Why spend over $100 to buy a rustic looking pendant light when you could make one from a chicken feeder that you already have? You can get the step by steps on how to do it yourself with that piece of scrap you picked up at the flea market. It’s sure to give you the Magnolia Homes look that you’re going for, without the hefty price tag.
Feeder Light Sconce
Do you need vertical wall lighting for your bar or back porch? Instead of hanging a chicken feeder from the ceiling, check out these wall sconce designs. Just choose the size that works best for your space. The length of this type of a feeder can work in areas where you have unsightly, uncovered fluorescent bulbs.
Shabby Chic Mudroom Sink From Galvanized Tubs
Your galvanized planters don’t have to stay outside. Their depth is perfect for the washroom or mud area. Whether you need to clean your hands or rinse off a pair of muddy boots, you’ll have plenty of room to splash around and no porcelain sink to stain up.
Tractor Steering Wheel Wreath
Who says that wreaths need to be covered in ribbon and flowers? Take an old tractor steering wheel and throw on your accent of choice, then mount it on the wall or your front door. Or, anchor it on the wall in the restroom to hang your hand towels.
Post Hole Auger Table
Have an old or broken auger that you no longer attach to your tractor? Are your fence building days over? Turn the attachment into a table, with an old tilling disc as the base!
Plow Disc Wall Decor
After you’ve finished off that table with the disc base, hang a few other plow discs on the wall for a finishing touch. One crafter even put mirrors behind the disc openings to give it an extra twist on a classic country appearance.