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Topic: CHAIN LINK GATES

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    SYLVIA
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    WHAT CAN I DO WITH CHAIN LINK GATES. I HAVE SEVERAL IN SEVERAL SIZES.

    Posted 5 years ago #
  2. What about headboards, or message/photo boards, Garden Trellis. Hard to say without a picture. Sounds like some great pieces to have hanging around.

    Posted 5 years ago #
  3. TESIE

    TESIE
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    I took a garden gate that I painted copper, wired some small buckets on it (3) and then wired a wooden window box to the bottom so it would stand up or could be put up against something. You can plant flower or what you want in the buckets and box.

    Posted 5 years ago #
  4. DPumm

    DPumm
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    They look good hanging where ever with a big wreath on them. They also make good fireplace screens if you'r lucky enough to have a fireplace. Can you tell by that statement that I WANT a fireplace? Diana

    Posted 5 years ago #
  5. How 'bout a pot rack hanging parallel to the ground over a center island or over a potting bench to dry herbs or flowers. You could use the narrow ones as ends of shelving units, add a rod & curtain and use to hide storage areas under counters.

    This is a shot of the headboard we made a few years back out of a garden gate. We upholstered a sheet of 1/4" plywood and attached to one side of the gate.

    Posted 5 years ago #
  6. How 'bout a pot rack hanging parallel to the ground over a center island or over a potting bench to dry herbs or flowers. You could use the narrow ones as ends of shelving units, add a rod & curtain and use to hide storage areas under counters.

    This is a shot of the headboard we made a few years back out of a garden gate. We upholstered a sheet of 1/4" plywood and attached to one side of the gate.
    Peace,
    Ki

    Posted 5 years ago #
  7. OOPS! Here are the photos. It was featured in the Winter 2008 issue of Creative Home.
    Ki

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    Posted 5 years ago #
  8. TESIE

    TESIE
    Member

    The headboard idea is a a great thought. Years ago, I seen a show that did a boys room like a basball field and they did a chainlink fence and posts for a headboard, I think the gate would have been better.

    Posted 5 years ago #
  9. Ki - that pot rack is really neat. I've seen those in several magazines and was going to suggest that myself. I just love unusual items used as pot racks.

    I could see a rustic gate as a door on an old armoire used as storage for your junk parts, sewing or craft supplies.

    Posted 5 years ago #
  10. kera33

    kera33
    Member

    Ive been an old screen door down as a pot rack..It was really cool!

    Posted 5 years ago #
  11. Oh, I have a gate project up on my blog right now....

    http://randomvintagefinds.blogspot.com/2009/02/random-vintage-find.html

    Enjoy!
    jennifer

    Posted 5 years ago #
  12. crafty-lady

    crafty-lady
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    when i find chain link gates they always seem to look to new for me, so i make them look old by spray painting them wih rust colored primer and them with a sea sponge blotted on stain. when finished they look old and rusted. usually them i hang a wreath ot flat basket from them and put them in bare spots in my flower beds.

    Posted 5 years ago #
  13. DPumm

    DPumm
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    crafty-lady, I had to laugh at your post because I took a old gate from my Mom's barn to the shop to sell just last week and she kept asking shouldn't I clean it up and paint it first. She said no one is going to want a rusty old gate. I told her I think it will sell and if they want it painted they can do it. She just shock her head and said OK, what ever. Diana

    Posted 5 years ago #
  14. In one of my mags. someone took an old chainlink gate and put it on the mantal over their fireplace...It was really cute...

    Posted 5 years ago #
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    gigi
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    are you able to post that pic leveta?

    Posted 5 years ago #
  16. I don't know which mag it was. If I can find it i'll get you know...I have a stack of them next to my bed and few on my nightstand...

    Posted 5 years ago #
  17. gigi I found it...It is in country almanac. I don't have anyway to post a pic of it....It's sittin on a fireplace mantal with I guess empty seed packages fasten all over it...

    Posted 5 years ago #
  18. I need more ideals for this...I'd like to put it in my shop...

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    Posted 4 years ago #
  19. Cool gate ! It would really look good in your shop too. Jan

    Posted 4 years ago #
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    gigi
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    think i'd try to weave some grapevine-pip berries and tiny white lights thru it and secure it from the "ceiling" and hang things down from it...that would look awesome...plus give you more display area ;}

    Posted 4 years ago #
  21. Gigi - I love that idea!!

    Sue

    Posted 4 years ago #
  22. I like that ideal, but whats pip berrys? Now remember it's me and I'm a little slow someetimes...lol

    Posted 4 years ago #
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    Breznlin
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    oh this could make a nice top for an arbor outside......

    Posted 4 years ago #
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    gigi
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    pip berries are seen in most "primitive-like" artwork. (and country too maybe?)

    comes in different colors tho i prefer the reddish burgundy the best.

    in the floral section of a store...some are single, multiple and vine with berries...they resemble regular berries or kinda teardrop shaped.....just ask for pip and they'll send you packing in the right direction.

    (if i could post a doggone pic...i have a vine right above my computer!!)

    Posted 4 years ago #
  25. I'll have to look next time i'm at HL...Thanks...

    Posted 4 years ago #

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