Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Don't Fence Me In: Creative Uses for Old Salvaged Fencing

Old fence, rusty garden gate...what can these things add to your interior decor? Whether kept partially recognizable in their original form or repurposed into something altogether new, these simple architectural elements from your garden can add a touch of interest when used in ways that are different then what you would expect. 

Salvaged decorative garden edging hung upside down from porch soffit = beautiful trellis

Garden fence chandelier via Country Home 

 Old garden gates as headboards and garden edging fence as a valance (below)

Kitchen pot rack made from old fencing by meandjilly

Pretty garden edging or gate as a valance from Homeroad

Fireplace mantle decor

Fence as mantle decor on an outdoor porch

Upcycled garden fence to new railing via lifeatfirecamp

Wrought iron fence and barn wood table


An old garden gate + S-hooks = kitchen pegboard

Kitchen storage for dish towels and cooking tools from BHG

Gate wall art

Old platters hung with salvaged garden edging fence by The Old White House

Garden chandelier

Old garden gate

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Love, Laura

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  1. Very cool! I think the upside down trellis and the kitchen rack was the coolest. I would have never thought to do any of this. Too bad I live in an apartment and don't have any fencing lol

  2. I love the upside down trellis too...I think that's my favorite.

  3. I really like the flower box, and the fence as railing.

    1. They are all so "why didn't I think of that !" but I too like the flower box under gate idea as a favorite.

  4. tough to choose. i'm smitten with the bed gate. too pretty. but i love the upside down fencing as pot rack too.

  5. The headboard gate! So romantic...thanks for sourcing the beauty and posting it...

  6. I love them all...but the plain jane silver garden gate reminds me of one I had growing up. Fond memories and great ideas for repurposing. ;-)

  7. Very cool...I love old metal work but often wonder what I would do with it. Thanks for the ideas!

  8. Great Ideas, you just inspired me.

  9. Amazing ideas, I am itching to try some!!

  10. Stunning ideas - thank you so much for the generosity of sharing!!!

  11. Have suggestions of where to FIND gates like this? Where might I look?

    1. Architectural salvage shops are the best places to find old gates.

  12. Love,love the ideas-- please keep them coming!

  13. I love the way you make old things beautiful, keep on the great work and good luck!!!

  14. I'm trying to find an old gate to use to make a kitchen rack like that! I want one of the ones with an animal sitting on the top...they don't seem to make them anymore but my great grandma's gates were like that. I think she had a greyhound or a horse on her gate. Anyway, thanks so much for sharing the idea! My husband and I are just crazy about it :D


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