Thursday, August 13, 2009

After almost 7 years of waiting.....

After almost 7 years of waiting I finally have my picket fence!!!When we moved into our house, the pasture where they used to have horses had a run down coral where they worked the horses....The posts we leaning the boards where a mess, so we torn it down and kept the lumber in case we wanted to recycle it into another project.....Well I always thought taking the boards and ripping them down the middle and then cutting them to size and putting those picket points on them would be a great way to reuse the wood!!! Well it took awhile for it to happen, but better late then NEVER!
Hubby and my great father-in-law took care of ripping the boards and put the points on the end. Then the next day I built the fence sections....oh so fun....Then I decided I would paint the fence BLACK. I know...I know....white is much more traditional, but I was going for a different look. I loved the thought of planting some bright flowers by the fences and seeing those colors really pop with the black fence as their background...
With all the prep work done in building the fence, now we were ready to set the post (also recycled from the horse coral) so we could mount our fence to them.....Here is our little helper Julia! Grandma and Grandpa Gaerte took the boys to a special Indian Pow Wow and Julia stayed behind and helped out with the project!
Okay so a BIG ROUND OF APPLAUSE for my STRONG hubby who had to dig all 5 of the post holes with this old school digger!
Here is a view of the finished product! Now I get to figure out what kind of flowers to plant in front of and behind it....... THANKS HONEY for all your great help!!!

DANIELLE

2 comments:

grandma for jesus said...

Looks really cool can't wait to see what you do to make it come alive with colors. I will stay tuned to see what happens, have a great day! Gods blessings to you and yours,

Carra said...

Neat idea Danielle!
Can't wait to see the flowers in the future!

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