My Alpine Home

Monday, June 20, 2011

Get Er Done!

I have had this iron gate for some years now.  My daughter gave it to me for Mothers Day.

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Her hubby worked for Wadman Construction and he got 3 or 4 of these when they tore down homes to build a Wal-mart.  They actually were at the windows of a home that did iron work.

Another reason why I am not a Wal-mart lover!  Ya know, the tearing down of homes. I guess I should be, otherwise I wouldn’t have this iron.

It’s been leaning here against the opening of our future fire pit.  I’m sure that it was anxiously waiting for me to do something with it.

I couldn’t decide whether I wanted to paint it red or green.

Well today I pulled it out and decided to get er done!

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I found that I was out of red spray paint, so green it is.

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I may use it as a gate in the future, but for now; I stuck it up on one of my garden beds above the rock wall.

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This delphinium is really short.  Worked great by the iron.  I love the blue with the green.  Mr. hollyhock will cover a lot of it later, I’m sure.

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I bought these keys at Tai-Pan.  Regularly $30 for $12.  They are really heavy.  They were a bit to orangey so I sprayed them with a little more black.

Heather, from Very Heatherly mentioned that they would be cute in the garden.

I knew exactly where I wanted to hang them.

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Don’t worry, the garden gate is never locked.  Guest are always welcome.  In fact, I get down right excited when someone comes to see the garden.

Linking up with:

Debbie Doos Blog Party for Summer Paint Projects

Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphis Monday

http://southernhospitalityblog.com/thrifty-finds-this-week-2/

Remember this week is the big Party.  Be sure and check it out!

7 comments:

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜ said...

How wonderful that is ! Love the color so much. Thanks for sharing with the summer paint party kick off. I host a newbie party every Monday and I would love to see you next week.

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Very beautiful gate...I love it. The burlap and keys are perfect....it looks gorgeous by the blue flowers!

Nikki said...

Nice work Mom!!! I was just looking at my gate on Saturday and thinking about what I wanted to do with it. Thanks for the inspiration I will definitely paint it a color!

GardenofDaisies (Gayle) said...

The gate looks gorgeous in your garden!!

veryheatherly said...

I'm so happy you got the keys!! The gate looks great!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Love the gate and the color you chose for it! It looks wonderful in the spot you placed it. I also love those keys you added! Very whimsical!

Fishtail Cottage said...

i host a garden party on Thursday's & would love to have you come by to peek around or even link up?!? hope to see you sometime! xoox, tracie