Those Random Things!

Hello friends!  Today I wanted to show you some pieces that Candace and I recently picked up while we were junking at a rancher's house who lives near by.  This particular rancher's nephew had seen something posted on Facebook on our Cooped Up Cowboys Wife page and contacted us letting us know they were cleaning out the ranch!   They were so kind to let us come out and dig through "their burn pile, filled with ashes", the old red barn, an old train trailer and in and underneath the dirt and different things at the ranch.  I would like to give a HUGE shout out to both of them for helping us out, while in return we got to help them out by taking these amazing finds off their hands!

This first item is amazing!!!  We don't even for sure know what it was from, some kind of wheel spoke possibly.  It's huge and rusty.  Honestly, now a day, two things that I have found that people love are anything with a little rust that makes the color look amazing and barn wood.  This piece we aren't quite sure what we want to do with it yet but if you are a pinned on Pinterest, you most definitely know that you can always find numerous wonderful ideas.  


Here are some Pinterest Ideas for wheels, wheels with spokes ect.  Of coarse you'd have to adjust things to make it work depending on what wheel you have, but how cool are these ideas.  I would love to make a light, except I will not be doing electrical again!  The last two times I did electrical I burnt my hand rewiring a lamp and plugging it in and then freaked out when I replaced a chandelier to have smoke come out of the light bulb when I turned the electricity back on!  Thankfully it wasn't that my house was burning down, but that the light bulb had a hole in the top of it so it gave out a little smoke, although it was enough to totally scare me! 

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This was our next item we found.  The rancher had this in his burn pile and right when we saw it, I knew we had to have it.  It's honestly super huge and long, but we can either do something with it as it is, or cut it down.  Either way, it was a must take!



Here are some Pinterest ideas with ladders.  It all depends on the size of ladder you have, but those are some great ideas.  I love the idea of painting an old wooden ladder because it already has all the dents and bumps in the wood that it makes it even have more character adding a bright color of paint to it. 

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I did this in our house with an old fence I had found.  I had to take some of it apart and re-screw some pieces back on.  It made the perfect book shelf for any corner.  Hint:  Make sure you hit a stud to hang this piece up or else you will have ripped out dry wall from putting your books on the ladder shelf!  I have my husband find the studs because when I use the actual "stud finder" it beeps on anything including my son, which I guess you could say he is a stud!  I love that kid!

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Well, hope you enjoy your start to the weekend! Let us know what you think or if you have any other ideas.  We would love to hear from you or send us some pictures of your projects! 

XOXO Cooped Up Cowboys Wife Kirste