Wednesday, July 25, 2012

The gate is finished

It took a while because we've been drawn away for music festivals and birthdays, but yesterday Harry finished the gate.  I promised to post a final photo so here it is.  We finished it with a clear oil based finish to show the variations in wood and decided to embellish it with a few hand painted Mexican tiles that we've been carrying around for over 20 years.  Until now we haven't found just the right place to put them.  We quite like the effect.

The gate has transformed a ho-hum end of the garden where we grow the vegetables into a lovely focal point.  And not only that, we can now open the gate easily to go out to the side road.  Hooray for Harry!


  1. Beautiful job. That will be pleasure to pass through.

  2. I love this gate. I like even better that you could finally display those interesting tiles. Well done!

  3. Wow! Your new gate looks super Joanna! I think the Mexican tiles were a brilliant idea and really add something. Great work!

  4. What a beautiful gate !
    Not sure but your "ho-hum end of the garden looks really great to me.

    cheers, parsnip


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