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Old Items for Outdoor Character

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There are always old items in your gardens, garages, just around the house. You can use those to give a character to your outdoor space and make it more functional, original, and attractive. Here you will find several ideas of using old things in outdoor space.

Old Items to Give a Character to Your Outdoors

Used Wine Bottles

Used Wine Bottles

Recycled materials create key features in this modern design. If you collect wine bottles, put them to use by placing them in wire crates and topping with throw pillows to create an unconventional bench (the money you save will allow you to splurge on a wall feature or outdoor fireplace).

An Old Door

An Old Door

Repurpose architectural elements: Antique windows and doors can contribute to small potting sheds or greenhouses. Archways and shutters can add character to a porch or patio wall, or an old fireplace surround can bring a cozy feel to an outdoor seating arrangement during winter months.

A Spoon as a Label

A Spoon as a Label

Vegetable, herb and flower labels in gardens can be made from a variety of repurposed antique or vintage elements. Mark silver spoons, knives and forks with an inexpensive metal-punching kit. Plant names can be painted onto old spindles that are simply stuck in the ground.

An Old Ladder

An Old Ladder

Old wooden ladders are perfect for supporting climbing vines, such as this clematis.

A reused Tire

A Reused Tire

Use an old tire to make it into a nice and comfortable seat.

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