Thursday, December 20, 2012

A Garden Gate

This is the side entrance to my back yard.  
 

 
It's really just an old chain link fence that has shifted out of shape by time and old tree roots.  I've always wanted to replace it with a white picket fence like I have in other parts of my yard, but it would be impossible to dig holes for the fence posts with the numerous roots everywhere.
This spring I redid this side of the yard creating a gravel path and planting forsythia along both sides of the path.
I found the wrought iron head boards at flea markets and yard sales and for the life of me now, I can't remember what my original intent for them was.  One day I set them up against the chain link fence and loved the way they looked ~ so there they stayed.
 

  
 I wish I didn't have to see the chain link behind the head boards, but when you have a small dog who can squeeze through any crack, it's not an option to remove it.
Still ~ it looks better than just the rusty chain link and dresses up the side of the yard a wee bit.  I added a wreath to match the ones hanging on the front windows to give the gate a more welcoming look.
 
  
Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas.
 
  
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5 comments:

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

The gate with the wreath this beautiful! The addition of the headboards is a great idea.

June said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE IT! It looks so pretty.
Wishing you a Merry, Merry Christmas!
sending hugs...

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

OMG, Cindy- I have been looking for a queen headboard like those for years around here. I desperately need one.

Let me know if you ever wanna sell one.

Also, want to come over for a short visit this weekend?

MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Robyn said...

I think thats an awesome idea and it looks SUPER nice!.. Very homey cozy feeling to it!
Robyn

Lucille said...

I think it's so original to have put those wrought iron headboards on the link fence. It looks super special! Here's to wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

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