Monday, July 27, 2009

MORE MONDAY FUN

I WAS GOING TO PAINT TODAY,BUT AFTER DOING EBAY THIS MORNING & BEING HOT I THOUGHT I WOULD PUTTER & WEED AROUND THE HOUSE & REVAMP THE ARBORS.SO I TOOK DOWN THE TWO OLD BIG WINDOWS I HAD MAKESHIFTED AS "FRENCH DOORS" & PUT UP TWO OLD BLACK SCREEN DOORS, THEY FIT PERFECTLY & I LIKED THE LOOK IT GAVE TO THE ONE ARBOR WITH THE CRYSTAL CHANDELIER I HUNG & EVEN THOUGH I DROVE IN CIRCLES THIS PAST WEEKEND, I DID SCORE A WILLOW LOVE SEAT & TWO MATCHING CHAIRS, SO I TEMPORARILY PUT THEM UNDER THE ARBOR WITH A CAST IRON TRAY TABLE.
AS I WAS MEANDERING AROUND, I TOOK PICS OF THE OTHER TWO ARBORS & THE SINK UNDERNEATH ONE, ALL THREE I TIED TOGETHER & EVENTUALLY I MAY TURN THEM INTO BUILDINGS.
THEY WERE REALLY EASY & QUICK TO MAKE; HERE'S A FAST VERSION, THEY ONLY TOOK ME AN HOUR EACH TO BUILD:
*TAKE FOUR ARCHI POSTS OR 4X4'S PUT THEM AS FAR APART AS YOU WANT THE SIZE TO BE
* USE 1X3'S OR 1X4'S OR ARCHI TRIM PIECES, GINGERBREADING ETC. NAIL OR SCREW AROUND THE TOP, OH, FIRST BURY THE OUTER PERIMETER POSTS (DUH).
*THEN ADD FANCY TRIM, BRACKETS, FLAG BRACKET ETC.
*FOR THE ROOF, ONCE I USED BAMBOO BLINDS (THEY LASTED 2 YEARS)NOW I USE OLD SHUTTERS,LADDERS,ROUGH SAWN CEDAR THAT I HAD SCORED AT A SALE, THAT'S THE ARBOR WITH THE JUT OUT ROOF. YOU CAN ALSO USE SKYLIGHT MATERIAL, BUT I WANTED WISTERIA TO CLIMB ON IT.
* THEN DECORATE UNDERNEATH, HANG A CHANDY,LANTERN; YOU CAN USE CURTAINS ON THE SIDES FOR PRIVACY. MY PRIVACY IS WISTERIA,ENGLISH IVY & MORNING GLORY'S, THINK JUNGLE :) MINE LOOKS LIKE IT'S BEEN HERE FOR YEARS BUT ACTUALLY THE FIRST IS ONLY ABOUT 4 YEARS,3 & 2 EACH THEREAFTER. IF I KEEP MAKING ONE EVERY YEAR, I'LL BE UNDER COVER IN NO TIME LOL.


THESE ARE THE TWO DOORS I PUT AT THE BACK OF AN ARBOR
















THIS GRANITE CUP OF MOSS I'VE HAD FOREVER, I LOVE MOSS, IT SELLS FOR $100 A LB. HMMMM






THE SINK UNDER AN ARBOR, EVERYONE NEEDS A PLACE TO PLAY IN THE WATER :)










FLOWERS NEAR THE ARBORS










THE ARBORS AT GIONIS









4 comments:

Artsy Fartsy Junkin Finds said...

Girl.... everything looks beautiful!!! That sink, oooh I am in love, I love it!!! Blessings, Jannasa

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

So beautiful! I'm going to add you to my favorites!

June said...

I just love all your awesome arbors! Enjoying the look around your blog.

jzemanek1 said...

hi, my name jeanne and im from texas, and i came by way of tina at cherry hill cottage, and i've loved every thing you have done.,
i added you to my favorites, so i can keep up with your wonderful ideas and home. i don't have a blog i just enjoy reading about others....
thanks again,
jeanne