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Sometimes the best way to work with water is to imply its presence, even when it’s not actually there. Rain chains are a great example. In the image above, the visual tension between the gutter and the bowl below is cemented by the ornate rain chain. Click on pin for Pinterest tips for the housing industry.

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Sometimes the best way to work with water is to imply its presence, even when it’s not actually there. Rain chains are a great example. In the image above, the visual tension between the gutter and the bowl below is cemented by the ornate rain chain. Click on pin for Pinterest tips for the housing industry.

Upcycled Portland Rain Chain by AzaraPDX on Etsy, $89.99

Upcycled Portland Rain Chain

Tulip downspout - Art of Rain decorative downspouts, Vancouver, WA

Tulip downspout - Art of Rain decorative downspouts, Vancouver, WA

14 Modern Homes That Use Rain Chains To Divert Water // A chunky black chain carries rain water into a bed of rock at the front door of this home creating an industrial look as you walk in.

14 Modern Homes That Use Rain Chains To Divert Water

14 Modern Homes That Use Rain Chains To Divert Water // A chunky black chain carries rain water into a bed of rock at the front door of this home creating an industrial look as you walk in.

Vintage Industrial Galvanized Rain Chain by greencycledesignLA

Vintage Industrial Galvanized Rain Chain

Vintage Industrial Galvanized Rain Chain by greencycledesignLA

Jane and Mike Sullivan     PLEASE NOTE: I have revisited this garden in 2014: you can read a much more current update on this fabulous gar...

Jane and Mike Sullivan PLEASE NOTE: I have revisited this garden in 2014: you can read a much more current update on this fabulous gar...

Vintage Industrial Galvanized Rain Chain by greencycledesignLA, $55.00

Vintage Industrial Galvanized Rain Chain

14 Modern Homes That Use Rain Chains To Divert Water // This rain chain has a design reminiscent of an oil pulley, creating an industrial look.

14 Modern Homes That Use Rain Chains To Divert Water

14 Modern Homes That Use Rain Chains To Divert Water // This rain chain has a design reminiscent of an oil pulley, creating an industrial look.

14 Modern Homes That Use Rain Chains To Divert Water | This rain chain, made from a traditional chain, is hidden next to the extended window frame on the side of this house and guides water in between the rocks of the footpath.

14 Modern Homes That Use Rain Chains To Divert Water

14 Modern Homes That Use Rain Chains To Divert Water | This rain chain, made from a traditional chain, is hidden next to the extended window frame on the side of this house and guides water in between the rocks of the footpath.

{porch curtains #howto} made with rust-resistant chain-link fencing hardware and canvas painter's drop cloths! #diy #myo

{porch curtains #howto} made with rust-resistant chain-link fencing hardware and canvas painter's drop cloths! #diy #myo

DIY Rain Chain (2 ways)

DIY Rain Chain (2 ways)

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