I love old, rusty, dirty pieces. People throw this stuff away all the time - they are renovating their homes and either don't think about it or don't think it's worth it to save.
But it's definitely worth it to save these pieces.
Use them to hold up shelves or use larger ones for cabinets or heavy things.
I find beauty and inspiration in these pieces.
These are shelf brackets. They come in all kinds of sizes and shapes. Imagine how gorgeous your shelves would be held from these brackets!
(By the way, this particular set of brackets are available at BUiLDiNG CHARACTER in downtown Lancaster, PA)