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

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

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  • 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.

    http://www.hometalk.com/search/posts?filter=strainer%20flowers

    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!