Sunday, May 1, 2011

Garden Gate

Nothing in the way of a "new" idea, but I wanted to share with you one of my other projects.  This is in the "other" spare bedroom.  Again, I needed something to hang above the bed to fill in the blank wall so this is what I came up with...

Just noticed it's hanging crooked!  Ops!

I pretty much put it together like my "Dream" sign, except  that I left about 1/4" space in between each board and added the "Z" pattern to the front to make it look like a garden gate (or barn door).  And, I aged it using green paint instead of white paint. 

I thought about adding a handle on one side and then attaching two hinges on the other side to make it appear more like a gate.  What do you think?

Oh yeah...and the other project for this bedroom was my lamp makeover.  Of course, I didn't take any before pictures, but imagine the lamp burgundy with a pleated burgundy lamp shade. 

Again, nothing new...I primed and then painted the base with leftover green paint and then removed the fabric from the shade and  hot glued heavy jute to the shade. 

 A very simple and inexpensive transformation.

Thank you for the visit...and I've really enjoyed your comments!! 



  1. Love it! I have cabinet doors that look like old gates. I gotta do something with them...they are awesome. Love how your gate turned out. I like the idea of adding a handle and hinges! ;)

  2. What a very pretty and romantic way to fill wall space!

  3. Gosh this is really pretty. I love the color!

  4. I love the gate and the lamp shade. I have a lampshade that needs something done to it. New lampshades are outrageous in price! I've been trying to think of something to do with the old one. Thanks for the idea!

    Linda @ Linda's Lunacy

  5. It really looks nice! I like the wreath, too! You did a wonderful job!

  6. Visiting from Under the Table & Dreaming. Love the gate above the bed. We could never do that in California b/c of potential earthquakes! Also adore your blog name... I'm partial to all things frosting =)

    -caroline @ c.w.frosting

  7. Lesa love the gate and the finishing technique you used. The filter wreath looks fantastic too! Thanks so much for linking up to the Sunday Showcase Party - I greatly appreciate it. I have featured this today.
    Hope you are enjoying your week
    ~ Stephanie Lynn

  8. That lamp shade is awesome! Linking this up with us made the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop better and more special. Thank you!

  9. Great ideas!!
    Thank you so much for linking up to {nifty thrifty sunday}!
    I hope to see you again this week! :)
    Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}

  10. Beautiful! I love the idea of adding a handle and hinges. I think that would make the "gate" perfect....

  11. WOW! I would have never thought to hang a gate on my wall! I love it :) Come on over and link up to MMM!