This is one of those random projects that some might scoff at, because it is TOTALLY decorative. No purpose at all except that it is eye catching and unique.
You can find this kind of decorative sheet metal at places like Ace Hardware for very cheap. It is also on-line here for $18 a sheet.
If you are an imaginative person you can go a little nuts with the possibilities here. I like the divider idea in this photo. I would also like it as a treatment on a bar or island. It would even make a nice wall mounted headboard. You know, the kind that go right to the ceiling?
What about a modern trellis outside?