I love old farms and old farm equipment. I think that old equipment makes for wonderful lawn and garden décor, and even home décor if you have a few smaller pieces. I was at a flea market recently and saw some old farm equipment that made me instantly think of some DIY projects that I have always wanted to do. So, I thought that I would share with you a few of my favorite farm equipment repurpose ideas so that you can get excited about some DIYing, too.
I found 10 of the most artistic ways that you can repurpose farm equipment into home and garden décor. Now, this isn’t garden tools, it’s full fledged tractor parts, plows and other similar pieces. If you want to know how you can reuse those old rusty garden tools, I have great post on 25 rustic repurposing ideas for old garden tools, too. But, if you have an old tractor or other equipment and you want some neat ways to add those pieces to your indoor and outdoor décor, then you are definitely going to want to see these DIY projects.
From easy to make candle holders to a gorgeous old plow that has been turned into a planter box of sorts, you will find so many creative ways to repurpose old farm equipment. And, all of these are really easy DIY projects that you can have finished in just a few hours. If you love the farmhouse look and you want some great rustic décor, then you are going to love all of these projects. And, if you really want to add some rustic décor to your home and garden, you should take a look at these 40 rustic DIY twine projects that you can add to your home and garden, too.
1. Repurposed Tractor Part Candle Holders
Some old springs and other tractor parts can be turned into gorgeous rustic candle holders and all you have to do is just stack them up! These are perfect for getting that DIY farmhouse look in your home and if you don’t have old tractor parts to use, you can find them really cheap at flea markets and yard sales. Just look for old springs, discs and other round objects.
2. Repurposed Tractor Seat Picnic Table
A couple of old metal wagon wheels, some reclaimed wood and a few old tractor seats make a gorgeously rustic picnic table for the backyard. And, the tractor seats are much more comfortable than a traditional wooden picnic table seat. This one is super simple and is a wonderful way to repurpose tractor seats and other old farm equipment.
3. Reclaimed Vintage Hoe Blade Lamps
These lamps are absolutely stunning. They are made from old vintage hoe blades, which you can find at flea markets pretty easily. You can even rig the lamps so that the blades will spin! You will need to have something on hand to create the base and of course, a lamp kit or an old lamp that provides the lighting for your hoe blade lamp. These are perfect for bedrooms, entryways or anywhere that you want to add some rustic charm. DIY lamps are great for adding unique décor to your home.
4. Upcycled Farm Equipment Garden Décor
If all else fails, you can simply set your old farm equipment in the garden or on the lawn and decorate around it with flowers and other vintage items. This old plow makes a lovely focal point for any lawn or garden when it holds several plants and flowers. You could do this with all sorts of old farm equipment and if you want the rustic look, you don’t have to remove any rust or repaint.
5. Hay Bailer Feeder Track Side Table
This side or patio table is made from an old feeder track from a hay bailer. It’s so rustic! The top is glass and the rest of it is made from repurposed farm equipment. You can easily make one of these yourself. Just get the equipment and be sure to add some felt or something similar before you add your glass top to protect the glass. Or, you could check out this lovely already made one that I found on Etsy for just $85.
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6. DIY Chicken Feeder Pendant Light
If you have, or can find, an old rusty chicken feeder, you can turn it into this lovely pendant light. This is a really simple DIY light to make and you can finish it in just a couple of hours. If you can find a few of these old feeders, you could make beautiful lighting for the dining room or patio. These are really cheap to make and are perfect for getting that farmhouse look in the home.
7. Upcycled Tractor Seat Bar Stools
I love these DIY bar stools. They are made from using old tractor seats – which you can get at flea markets for around $5 or less each. These are so easy to make, no matter what style of bar stool you want, and you have so many wonderful options for the backs of your stools. Use old horseshoes or just leave them backless. They’re perfect for your rustic country kitchen and so much cheaper than anything you can buy in a store.
8. Repurposed Tractor Seat Succulent Planter
How simple is this DIY planter? You just take an old rusty tractor seat and stick it in your garden. Then, use that tractor seat to plant some succulents. I love the idea of having a few of these lining the porch or deck. You could even use these on the porch if you want something to decorate a table or have them all over your lawn just filled with different types of succulents. DIY succulent gardens are so easy to grow and they add so much decoration to your outdoors.
9. DIY Vintage Tractor Seat Swing
Turn an old tractor seat into a gorgeous little swing that can decorate your lawn or garden area. This one is really simple and all you need is a rusty old tractor seat and some old chain – you can even use rusty chain if you really want a rustic look. And, if you don’t actually want to use this as a swing, you could also just hang it up and put plants in it.
10. Repurposed Tractor Front End Bird Bath
If you have an old tractor that is no longer in use and you want to repurpose some of it into something great, just take the front end and turn it into an amazing bird bath. No matter what brand of tractor you have, you can make a lovely bird bath and if the front end is completely rusted out, that’s ok too. It will just make your DIY bird bath much more rustic looking and perfect for an overall farmhouse look.