In a project that combines recycling and repurposing, YouthBuild built a fence from old road signs. The signs were cut, sanded, filed and drilled to create pickets and I think the finishing result looks great. Instead of just mirroring the road signs, they were broken apart and combined to create a swarm of colour and character. I'd love to do this to my tool shed (if i had tools or a shed, for that matter).
The full instructions are over at Instructables but the group that completed the project, YouthBuild, needs your help! Congress has voted to eliminated YouthBuild's funding which may cause many YouthBuilds, an organisation that provides low-income young people a chance to study for their GED and acquire trade skills, to shut down. You can sign their petition here. [Instructables]