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Monday, May 28, 2012

Front Yard Western Decor ~ Hitching Post

There is a funny story about this Hitching post.  When I decided I wanted to make it I went to the barn.  We had a bunch of old posts laying around so I picked out the ones I liked, set them aside and said, "Ryan I want to make a hitching post with these so don't use them for anything."  Well 9 months to a year went by and I finally said, "Let's make that hitching post today."  So we head out to the barn to get my posts and they weren't there. Of course I say, "Where are my posts that I picked out?" and Ryan replied "Oh is that what that pile of posts was for, I just cut them up for firewood last week!" 

It was totally my fault for waiting so long, but I couldn't believe if I would have made it just one week sooner, they would have still been there!  Oh well found some that worked just fine.

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Ryan used the chain saw to cut them the length I wanted.  Then we got some giant nails, which I think we also had laying around, and hammered it together.  Then we put it in the ground about 1 1/2 feet.

I really like it but I think maybe it is missing something.  We were going to hang a metal sign with a horse rider and our last name on it, but we ended up putting that somewhere else (which I will show you soon.)  

So I would really like to hear from you.  Does this need something else?  If so what? Or do you think it looks good just simple like this?  It sits right next to the sidewalk in front of my front porch.

32 comments:

  1. I think it looks fine just the way it is. In my mind's eye, I see a chestnut pony with a long flaxen mane, tied to the post, happily snacking on the petunias! - Marivene

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    1. That is why I can't tie my horses there for real! They would totally snack on my flowers! Thank you so much for your input!

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  2. I like the idea of a small hanging sign with your address or name of family. This looks great!

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    1. Yes! You have me thinking! Maybe I could put the house number on there! Thank you so much for your input!

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  3. I love it! Hang some horseshoes on it! it doesnt need much just something to contrast with the wood, and metal is perfect for that!

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    1. Yes contrast! That is what it needs! The flowers add some, but obviously they are not there in the winter! thank you so much for your input! And for being a follower!

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  4. super cute, you always have great ideas!

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    1. Thank you Sierra! You are so sweet!

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  5. I LOVE IT!!

    I would use some sort of metal embellishment. Maybe some horseshoes or something.

    If not, it still does look great as it is.

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    1. Thank you so much for your input! I really appreciate you commenting and being a follower!

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  6. Horseshoes or rusty metal stars. I like the idea of a hanging sign too. Maybe on the street side it could say "Howdy!" or "Welcome" & on the side facing the house it could say "Bye!" or "Thanks for stopping by!" or "Ya'll come back soon!". You could make the sign with a border that you could paint red to match your flowers. Or if you hang the sign from a couple bits of chain you could maybe use a couple of red bandana fabric strips torn with raggedy edges tied in a knot around the bottom of the chain at the top of the sign for a bit of color. Then you could easily change the fabric/color depending on the seasons.

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  7. so fun! and i love the name of your blog! ;)

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  8. I like this! I'll have to tell my sil about this. Her home is more in this style!

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  9. How about you hitch a horse to it?

    :)

    Looks really fun and really original! Well, original to me. But I'm a city girl ...

    Linda

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  10. This looks awesome! Now all you need is a cowboy! Hope you stop by and join in my under 300 followers blog hop @ http://pinkapotamus.blogspot.com/2012/05/under-300-followers-blog-hop-4.html
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  11. How fun! All it is missing is a horse. :D
    Have a great weekend.

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  12. Really fun! I like it just the way it is!

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  13. Donna in Indiana - no blog just a viewerJune 3, 2012 at 7:25 PM

    I love it! I wanted a hitching post since we started building our home - never got one. I wanted a wooden trough in front of mine filled with flowers, and yes, rope - love your rope. I do have a pair of my dad's old western boots on the porch. I also made my powder room a "west room" and the walls are filled with old west photos of family members, dad's hat, dress western boots, steer horns, horse shoes, barbed wire art, a cap gun and a bolero all from family members past.

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  14. I love it! I agree with Holly, horseshoes would be a great addition. Thanks so much for linking up to Creative Thursday this week. I can’t wait to see what you link up next week. Have a great weekend.

    Michelle

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  15. Loved this so much, I just featured it: http://trophyw.blogspot.com/2012/06/will-craft-for-fun-44.html

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  16. I think it looks GREAT!! I could see one of those large metal stars hanging from it.
    <3 Christina
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  17. I really like it how it is, but you could always hang an old galvanized bucket from it simulating a grain bucket and fill it with flowers:) Stopping in from Domestically Speaking:)

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  18. It's so fun, I also though of putting a big nail in it and hanging some kind of metal or floral decoration. Thanks so much for dropping by my party and linking up, I had so much fun looking at all of your posts!

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  19. I see it's been a while, but what the heck. I was thinking you could maybe add some old iron hooks that used to be outside old buildings for hitching up the horses. Love all the ideas thoug. What did you finally decide upon?

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  20. You could put an old horse bridle on a horse shoe hanger on your hitch. The rope you have on there now looks good also.

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  21. We have larger size post. So what we did was place an old wore out saddle on it at one end & attached a saw blade (that my husband painted a scenery on with our last name at the bottom) at the other end on the vertical post. But we do have horses. So we have & love lots of western decor.

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  22. We have one that has larger size post. So we placed an old worn saddle on it on one end & a saw blade on the other end (vertical post) with a painting of a barn, wagon, creek, pasture with a horse at the fence like it's greeting you on it. It has our name on the bottom of it. We love it! But, we have horses so we have & love western decor. Love yours with the plants! :)

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