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Monday, August 20, 2012

Entry Gate

I had these rose bushes.  They were so pretty 2 weeks a year, and the rest of the time they looked so trashy.  And with my son running around the yard I was always afraid he would grab them.  So I told my husband I wanted them gone!

He decided he would hook onto them with a chain and pull them out.  I told him, "Um don't you think that is going to pull the fence over honey!?"  But he assured me it would be fine.
See how that chain is resting on that old fence post?.... See where this is going?

It was one of those "I told you so" moments where you don't even have to say anything.

Luckily I already had plans for something I wanted to do for the entry gate.  He finished ripping out the rose bushes, and then we went to town for supplies.

We picked up these treated 4x4 posts from the hardware store.  They are not cheap, but they are what I wanted. Instead of using a ladder to put the top one on we just backed the truck up to it and stood on the tailgate. It worked great!

I had purchased this sign a few months ago.  And originally I was going to hang it from the hitching post in my front yard, but I like it where I have it now. I used to work at a tractor dealership.  While I was there I got some old Hesston Equipment paint.  It worked perfect for this sign!

I decided to paint the gate to match!  I LOVE my gate so much more now!

I picked up these solar lamps off

I don't know why they had these weird clips on them, but I didn't want them hanging from them.

My husband pulled them off with pliers.

We used a fencing staple to hang them up.

Ta da! An "I told you so" moment turned into...I love my new entry!

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  1. That looks really nice!! I love your new entry gate. The lamps were a great touch. Thanks for linking up at Take it on Tuesday. Pinning this.

  2. Brilliant!!! Easy and quick. That is the best kind of DIY projects. Wonderful. Glad to be visiting again. I came over from the DIY dreamer party. Take care, Linda

  3. Wow! That is a HUGE transformation! Looks 100% better! Your neighbors are so lucky to have you living there!
    Love all the details, from the gate to the sign to the lamps...
    Good work!

  4. Very nice! You really turned that situation into a big improvement, plus no more rose bushes!

  5. I'm so glad that I'm following you:) I love your gate. I used to live in Montana so it reminds me of being out west. Thanks so much for sharing on the Made in a Day link party!


  6. Very cool! It looks like the gate to a big and fancy ranch

  7. Big smiles. Love this personalized look. What a way to say welcome. Thanks for sharing on BeColorful.

  8. What a fun new entry! It has so much character now!

  9. This looks great~ I love it!! Thanks for linking up!

  10. What a fun update to your entry. Isn't it nice to have something fresh and new to greet you? Always makes me feel better about life when I clean up the front walk to my porch!

    Thanks for sharing on Show & Tell at SNAP!

    xoxo, Tauni

  11. What a great idea!!! Think this would be a good idea for an entry gate in wilsonville or? Or would it look too out of place?


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