Don't Fence Me In
Design expert Shannon Quimby shares how to repurpose old fencing into terrific accents.
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If you're trying to keep children in or rabbits out, you know how practical a fence can be.
To make a whimsical garden stake, attach a piece of scrap wood to the top of a fence board and add on an interesting accessory.
Turn a fence board horizontal and use it as a curtain rod. Add drawer pulls or coat racks to the ends for finials.
Repurpose white wire fencing into a card holder. Secure the fencing to an old door with screws, then twist wire around the sections to hold cards in place.
Bend wire fencing into a circle, flip upside-down and secure glass votives with wire. Add candles and hang from the ceiling with chain for a playful candelabra.
Sarah Shaw Guinn embellishes her picket fence "flower bed" with a dinner bell, metal daisies and a checkerboard pattern.