These two girls are donors because they are so far gone.
Sewing machine cabinet drawers- While I do not cotton to destroying a cabinet to use the drawers or legs to make something, sometimes it is all just too far gone. The treadle sewing machine was thrown into the dumpster at DH work, and the wood was completely smashed, the treadle parts broken, but the drawers survived, and the machine was one of the two above which was brought home for donor parts. I think they may get cleaned up and used for "shadow" type boxes on the wall.
A crib spring which DH painted, well John Deere green of course. It is being used as a trellis for my honeysuckle.
How about an old garden gate?
DH found these little things lying around where there was a drawer that had broken and spilled its contents at work.
While not old how about reusing?
Speaking of old stuff.
Look even way back then I had a thing for gingham!