Incorporating Ironwork Around Your Home

Old ironwork can make a great architectural statement in your home. Julia Hamilton from Southern Living magazine shares some interesting ways to repurpose these beautiful pieces into wall art and more.
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Hang two or three iron pieces on a wall with heavy-duty nails for a dramatic focal point. Hanging a grouping of smaller iron accents is a more affordable and less cumbersome alternative to one large piece.

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Iron makes for a great outdoor table base because it's weather-friendly. Look for two rectangular pieces about 29 inches tall and secure them with galvanized wire. Place a piece of glass on top for an elegant table that can be used indoors or out.

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Set on top of a ceramic pot, this circular grate from a garden center is the perfect perch for drinks or small planters.

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When creating floral arrangements in an urn, place an iron trivet over the mouth to hold the stems in place.

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For an eye-catching mirror, try an iron door mat. Have a piece of mirror cut to size and secure the two pieces with epoxy along the edges.

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