Get Er Done!

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


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!


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


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.


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.


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.


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

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


Debbiedoos 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 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 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