This is a good upcycle as well as a good technique for growing your own veggies when the weather may still be a bit cold -- Cold frame window. Helps you grow vegetables and plants earlier at spring. Good re-use for those old windows!
A living fence in Charleston. "Create a living privacy fence. Cable wires mounted between fence posts create a sturdy support for climbing plants. Over time the plants can completely fill in the area, providing privacy for the patio.