Out came the grinder. Look at those pretty sparks fly! Be gone, scrolls, be gone!
Yes, yes, these scrolls were very harmless, but they "fuddy duddy-ed" up the whole look of the cape to me. I feel like they scream "I'm a house made in the '50s. Don't confuse me with anything more modern." What, you don't
Alternating patterns of swirled and straight rods, but to me, it's better than scrolls.
Good thing there was nothing in those pots, as this was taking quite a direct hit (yes, this was done before I went on my green painting frenzy.)
Now in the backyard, we switched to the sawzall and chopped those puppies right off. Unlike the front where the railing was still in place, we had to replace this with something. Can't have little children falling off and wrecking my plants. Or, you know, hurting themselves. Sure....
At Home Depot we got some straight rods that you just cut to your desired length and weld to your space.
A little spray paint and 36 dollars later, we're rocking a more streamlined look. Still needs touching up, but a huge improvement over the ornate pattern that was there.