Do you have an old junker taking up space in your driveway? Before you call the junkyard to haul it away, consider some creative ways to put your auto parts to use in and around your home.
Put Together Themed Rooms
Maybe your little one who loves cars and can’t wait to hit the road every weekend. There are many ways to put old car parts to work in a bedroom. Consider making a headboard or bookshelf out of the hood of the car. If it looks a bit old and travel-worn, those details may just complete the look. Don’t forget to hang a license plate or two on the wall. Round out the theme by turning an old headlight into a bedside lamp.
Re-Purpose Car Components
Some homeowners have taken parts of old cars, trucks, and even tractors and turned them into DIY projects that are practical, fun, or both. For example, a wheel rim or two could be used to build a fire pit or an edgy chiminea. Use a tire rim to serve as a hose reel and paint it to add some color to your yard. Add interest to an old chest of drawers with car handles in place of drawer pulls. Of course, an old tire can be used as part of a backyard playground.
Add Interest With Decorative Elements
Many auto parts are used as is for decorative elements. For example, spark plugs painted gold can be used as awards for a children’s racing event. Add license plates to the top of a birdhouse or the rungs of a ladder for an element of fun.
Many inventive creators have hunted through junk cars sussex county nj, to find the perfect pieces to create metal sculptures, artistic paperweights, bookends, and yard decorations. There’s almost no end to the types of creations to be fashioned from the inner gears, springs, and wires of an older car.
When you have an old car or truck taking up space in your yard, be sure to pull some parts out for re-use in your home. There’s no end to the crafting and making fun you can have with that old, rusty jalopy.