Know what this is? It's an auger guard from some old farm machinery...or something. I picked this up, along with a ton of other amazing treasures at a top-secret junker's haven.
After turning it around, upside down, flipping it over, and turning it some more...I decided it would look cool hanging on a wall with a little candle-light behind it. But in it's current state, there were some obstacles in getting it to sit flush against a wall. See what I mean?
No problem. I'm a junk girl, I can fix that.....I'll just take those bolts off.
Okay, maybe not....did you notice that rust? Gonna have to break out the big dog for this project...
Okay, Donna, this next shot is for you! Any of you Funky Junk Interiors followers will remember Donna's post on taking great pictures with a simple point 'n shoot camera. Her subject? Bolts! It's worth the read...great tips, and it's funny! Click here to check it out.
After cutting the rusty bolts off with my angle grinder, I flipped the metal bracket-y piece over and bolted it on with some sparkly new bolts. I'm okay with them not being rusty because they'll be on the back side. Normally, I like my rusty finishes to match...kind of.