Roadside Junk

Whenever I see roadside junk I just have to pull my car to a complete halt, find a park and immediately go and rummage through all the things. I don't know what it is but it's like it calls out to me and says "please take me home and make me yours".
Tonight at our monthly book/design/style club I set our members a challenge to find an interesting piece of "junk" over the next month and bring it to our next meeting. At our next meeting we will discuss what we can do to make these vintage finds into loved pieces.

It's these interesting pieces in a home which add personality to a house. These things make it home!!
What pieces of junk have you found and made into your very own loved vintage piece?