Any ideas on what to do with old metal porch railings for the backyard

by Brenda
Replaced my metal hand railing and would like to use them as decorations in my back yard. I would appreciate all ideas. Thanks!!!!!

  9 answers
  • Holly Kinchlea-Brown Holly Kinchlea-Brown on Aug 19, 2017
    Upend them and use them as trellis for climbing roses/vines...can also be used to create privacy screen around a patio, again with climbing something(s) on it...or use them as a backdrop for funky yard art

  • Fence in a garden.

    • Brenda Brenda on Aug 19, 2017
      They are not the same size but I like the garden idea.

  • Karen Krysowaty Karen Krysowaty on Aug 19, 2017
    Hang them as hard art. Paint them a fun color and mount pots of flowers in them

  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Aug 19, 2017
    that will depend on the size

    • Brenda Brenda on Aug 19, 2017
      I have two 5 ft. handrails and 2 maybe 1.5 ft. side rails

  • Linda Sikut Linda Sikut on Aug 19, 2017
    These 'strainer flower' were in today's Home talk email. You could use them for the stems.

    Have fun!

  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Aug 19, 2017
    If space allotters anchor them in a garden and grow flowering vines on them based on your hardness zone

  • Vicky Hatton Vicky Hatton on Aug 19, 2017
    Weld some legs on, or have them welded, that are long enough to provide stability and voila, you have a trellis.

  • Jewellmartin Jewellmartin on Aug 19, 2017
    If you have a storage building in the backyard, they might make a cute fence on the side facing your yard. And you could hang a lot of pots of plants on ten feet of railing. If that's not a bright enough area, run the railing out from your back door or patio. The plants would be convenient and easy to move around. Best wishes.

  • Cin21825342 Cin21825342 on Aug 20, 2017
    Stand them up against a building or the house and hang potted plants on them!