The coil springs inside a mattress are the perfect shape to hold an upended wine bottle. Remove the springs and mount them to a piece of salvaged wood to craft a rustic wine rack with a repurposed edge.
Once the baby grows out of her crib, you can remove the metal spring support and use it for a variety of purposes—it can even serve as the framework for an outdoor chandelier of twinkle lights. Weave in some vining plants to bring a romantic ambience to a screened-in porch or patio.
Everything old is new again—and alive. Painted bright orange, this old bedspring animates a living wall in this outdoor patio space. Plants are added by wrapping them in coco liner and nestling them into the coils. A little regular misting is all they require, and more plants can be added anytime.
No door hanging is truer to the name "spring wreath" than this one. Use rusty but pliable wire to attach old bedsprings to the frame of your choice—this creation uses a portion of an old tomato cage. Wire cutters and gloves are a must for this project, as is, perhaps, an up-to-date tetanus shot.
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