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Upcycle what you have to enjoy in new ways! I am using my broken screen door guard as a bracket in my bedroom to hold a birdcage planter and outside on my back patio to hold a small set of windchimes!

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By melody_yesterday from Otterville, MO

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September 11, 20090 found this helpful

Here is the upcycled element in my bedroom holding the birdcage planter. I love the use of architectural elements in ways other than intended! It is a step off the blazen trail & is fun,exciting & often "daring" to mix the unexpected!

 
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September 11, 20090 found this helpful

I love your idea. I always try to find new uses for items ready to be thrown away. Thanks for your pics.

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September 14, 20090 found this helpful

Both of your ideas are so cute and clever! You rock, and thanks for sharing.

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September 14, 20090 found this helpful

How very, very clever! Thanks for sharing!

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September 14, 20090 found this helpful

Great idea! That looks awesome!

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September 25, 20090 found this helpful

This makes me think of another use for them! I'm going to attach 6 to each clothesline pole (2 on each of 3 sides) to hang small things like pot holders and whatever (can't think right now, too early! LOL) But that's a great idea! If they are strong enogh they'd also be great to hang hummingbird feeders from too!

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September 28, 20090 found this helpful

Thanks everyone!
Cricketnc: I like that idea too!
They are pretty strong but can be bent or even broken.
If you have a demolition company in your area or a salvage company that resells things such as this,you might check with them for all sorts of beautiful upcycled items taken from houses before they are grazed.

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They often have wonderful things & sometimes they are organized - other times not.
It's a great way to get great old iron objects such as fencing or maybe even an old piece of millwork or gingerbread to give your decorating project a little more character without breaking the bank!

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October 4, 20091 found this helpful

Tonight I snapped another pic of the broken screen door guard outside on my deck holding a beaded candle holder.
It doesn't take a big piece as you can see. It is slipped in behind a shutter. If anyone finds other ways to use this item - please post it!

 
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December 7, 20091 found this helpful

Thanks everyone! Here's one last pic (for now).

 
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