• Miriam I
    Miriam I New York, NY
    Wow, I love these ideas!
  • Kim @ Curtain Queen Creates
    Thanks, Miriam.
  • Roberta
    Roberta Springfield, MO
    Great ideas
  • Shirley P
    Shirley P Boyd, TX
    already doing these things
  • Char J
    Char J Virginia Beach, VA
    What is a chiminea?
  • Donna Steward
    Donna Steward Addison, IL
    Char, I think it's something with a round bottom & tall chimney, you would use on a patio to keep warm on cool evenings. Maybe to burn wood in. Looked on line.
  • Lynne Fernandez
    Lynne Fernandez Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Hurricane Wilma destroyed a very heavy chiminea on our patio. Only the bottom was left in it's wrought iron base. It has become a hit with birds in my garden as a rustic looking birdbath!
  • Douglas Hunt
    Douglas Hunt New Smyrna Beach, FL
    Those are some great re-use ideas, Kim.
  • Debra
    Debra Broken Arrow, OK
    Broken or chipped dishes are useful also to add bits of quaint color. A teacup can be recycled as a bird feeder. Plates partially buried in the soil make a unique edging.
  • Fran Barrett
    Fran Barrett Decatur, GA
    Love it! This gives me a lot of ideas!
  • Kim @ Curtain Queen Creates
    Yes, Donna Steward, you are right. Lynne Fernandez, I've wondered what I'll do with my iron base when the bottom part of my chiminea breaks completely apart. Douglas Hunt, thank you. :-) Debra, I have a broken coffee mug (given to me by a friend) that
  • Lynn Scapatici Couch Myers
    Lynn Scapatici Couch Myers Sandersville, GA
    Love all these ideas and have been doing many of these for years too. I love having little frog and lizard homes, they are great for keeping the unwanted pests to a minimum. In my previous home, I had a small flower bed outside my back door that only got
  • Ozzys Girl
    Ozzys Girl Brighton, TN
    Great ideas!
  • Larose LoganOakes
    Larose LoganOakes Annandale, VA
    I love your ideas and here is another one. For broken pottery or ceramic items you can use Flex Seal as it now comes in white and then paint the item. Good as new! No I do not work for them or get any proceeds from them.
Kim @ Curtain Queen Creates