Saturday, June 6, 2009

My Gardens Gate

I am linking this post to Kimbas linky party over at A Soft Place To Land When we bought our Casa here in The Land Of Enchantment a few years ago, it did not have this courtyard. Luckily I have a hubby who can fix or build anything, so he added it on last summer! I love my little courtyard/ garden and have been trying to make it my little desert oasis. We have been searching for a gate for some time, and finally found a little shop that made this custom gate for us!
Here is how she looked when they dropped her off.

Hubby beat her up a bit to give her some charm.


and used a grinder to give her some character.



The girls helped him stain her.


and then hubby added the hardware.


Isn't she a beauty? Excuse our landscape (or lack there of) We live out in the middle of nowhere ya know!

Here she is lit up at night. I still haven't found the perfect pottery to put in my niches. But I think I love her!

Lets give a cheer for my beautiful new courtyard/garden gate !!!!!! Yea gate!








18 comments:

Jeppson Clan said...

Yay Gate! It looks great! And first rate! Perfect for your oasis!

p.s. I think it's called a sander, not a grinder, but I could be wrong. :)
Love you!

Enchantresses Three said...

It is 3 and a half inch DEWALT grinder with a 0.05mm metal abrasive cutting wheel so as to scratch the wood and leave black burn marks.

Hugs and Kisses

Brent

Jeppson Clan said...

I stand corrected oh great grinder man. Great job on your gate. Seriously, it looks beautiful!

Cathy said...

that is gorgeous! Your house is beautiful

Heidi said...

It turned out gorgeous! I love the hardware and iron work with the roughed up touch. Good job hubby!

Brenna said...

She adds so much character to the adobe wall and looks beautiful at night.
Next...a fountain in the courtyard, right? :)

Badillo Family said...

I happened upon your blog a couple of weeks ago and am so fascinated with the amazing things you do! I love the gate. I love that you roughed it up some and the stain is beautiful! Love the courtyard!

Jeanette said...

Wow! Your courtyard entrance looks amazing. Such talent.

Astrid said...

Stunning gate! Beautiful.

Deidra said...

I love that gate! Especially all lit up at night.

Marie said...

Oooohweee - what a fabulous gate! Beautiful job. Adds so much character!

Blessings,
Marie
http://emmacallsmemama.com

Roeshel said...

I love the character and charm of your new gate! Great job!

Tricia Anne said...

Oh how rich! What a great job!

Stephanie said...

Love the final results! It's perfect!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

What a gorgeous gate!

Christina said...

What a fantastic gate and wall. Love the night photo. Your husband did a wonderful job.

Kim said...

Love, love, love the gate & how it turned out. And everything all lit up at night is magical.

Kimba said...

It's gorgeous! Makes me want to see what's going on in that courtyard. Thanks so much for sharing!

Kimba