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It's spring again

My children loved their outdoor trampoline but the dead grass underneath was an eyesore. I took an old shower curtain, trimmed it to the correct length and carefully attached it to the trampoline with curtain hooks. It looks smart as well as providing valuable storage for the children's gardening toys. 

Kelly-Jane Parsons, Pilgrim Close, Morden, Gtr London
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Back for good

When my favourite black metal chairs became very old I was going to throw them away. Instead, my husband Darren cut the backs off with a hacksaw. I gave the metal a lick of cream paint and used different colours on the mosaic pieces. Darren drilled holes in the kitchen wall and used screws to secure the new decor. Now they take pride of place and my friends can't believe how nice they look.

Wendy Evans, Hoole Street, Walkley, Sheffield
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Wonder wall

I wanted to help my neighbour Margaret brighten up her outside wall. I painted old CDs with nail varnish and glued plastic spoons and gems on to make decorative flowers. I fixed them to Poundland gardening sticks and popped them in a colourful bucket. Now my cheerful hanging basket is fixed to the wall and Margaret loves her new display. 

Olga Coleman, Glenkeen Avenue, Carrickfergus, Co Antrim
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