Old Deck Railing For Garden Storage

2 Materials
2 Hours

We replaced our old deck and railings. Most of the railings were in bad shape. We picked 2 sets out that were in fair shape, and put aside. Hmmmmmm? Because I spend a lot of time out side in the garden, Tool storage came to mind!.
The railing was cleaned and prep for painting.
This was left over paint from another project. There is plenty left for this project. Because this is outdoors, this exterior paint is perfect!
The railing was the painted 2 coats, dry.
We had extra wood that I would make a added detail (sign).
I choose to paint it pink. It will be used on the back of my crafting /garden cottage which is a theme color throughout.
We pre drilled holes and added hooks sturdy for tools. The railing was placed on the back of my cottage building. This is a great space saver, and very accessible for me in the garden.
This is a great use of recycle and reclaimed pieces that give a second life and also become a functional piece .

Suggested materials:

  • Old wood railing, scrape wood, paint  (on hand)
  • Hooks  (lowes)

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  • Cou23623795
    on Jun 9, 2017

    Very good but.......now your tools are out in the weather......not good for wooden handles.....you have a cover in which to keep the weather off?

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  • Jewellmartin
    on Jun 10, 2017

    i have a pallet that is in the back yard. Hubby says I have to do something with it because it will attract termites, and he is right. All along I have planned to use it inside the garage where the long-handled tools are. Now I'm afraid I'll bring termites into the garage, whose walls are painted wood on the inside. Can anybody advise me? Best wishes 😇
  • Lovesunique
    on Jun 16, 2017

    Great idea and sturdy. I've left tools outside unintentionally so not worried about hanging on an outside wall. Besides if you know a rain storm is coming you can always hang a tarp across the rail. Wish I had a garden shed...I am waiting patiently for my husband to build mine.  Your sign is quite pretty and very country chic.
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