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Thursday, July 17, 2008

White Picket Fence Gone Wrong!

Welcome to our IMperfect home! I'm joining Linda at Restyled Home by sharing an imperfection in our front yard. This photo was taken in June 2005 before we installed our picket fence. The sod and sprinkler system were installed, but we forgot to plan ahead for placement of our fence. Sprinkler heads were placed at each corner of our brick walkway where the fence posts were supposed to be. It was too late to reconfigure the sprinkler system, so we had figure out how/where to place the fence posts for the front gate.Here's a little secret. . . . the ornate wrought iron sections of our fence were a quick fix for one of our many mistakes as homeowners! While shopping for other items at a local antique mall, I happened to find two wrought iron pieces, painted white, rusty and charming in a shabby chic sort of way! My husband had doubts, but I had a vision! I was certain they could be placed at a diagonal next to our gate thereby avoiding the sprinkler heads. We were blessed to find 2 of the wrought iron pieces!Now, the sprinkler heads water the flowers growing on both sides of our front gate. It's as if we planned it from the beginning!

28 comments:

ricracsally said...

Smart!! Men never see our "visions"--that's why we just hafta do what we think is right, and know that they'll come around in the end :)
It looks fab, too!
Tiffani

irmaJ said...

I LOVE the designer fencing!!!! Just call it what it is dawling... it's designer fab!!!!

Jan~Feather Your Nest Antiques said...

This doesn't look like a mistake to me. It looks well thought out and just right! Sometimes mistakes turn out better than the original thought.

Southern Lady's Vintage said...

Fabulous!! Love the look!

Party Wishes SCV said...

Sometimes when things don't work out the way we planned, they turn out so much better when you use creative thinking! Great job!

Kim's Treasures said...

Oh how beautiful your home and fence are! I love how you added the iron fencing! Wow!
Have a great day!
Kim

Pink Icing on the Cake said...

Well I really like your mistake, it looks great.

Hugs,
LeAnn:)

karin@creaivechaos said...

Cindy, I Love It!! I love when a "problem" makes things better in the end.....What a great solution!

tales from an O.C. cottage said...

Waaaaaaaaaaaaay too cute!!!! And so unique!!!

M ^..^

The Rose Cottage said...

Applause!!! Cindy you are a genius and it couldn't have turned out better, it looks just wonderful. Love the wrought iron pieces :)

Teresa said...

This is the best mistake ever!! I love it and it is simply beautiful!
So unique!

PurpleFlowerFairy said...

i love those!!! they look like they were meant to be in your yard =) debbie

Joy said...

It looks perfect!

miss gracies house said...

That's what I love about creating-looking at what we have and how we're going to "fix" it! It is much more interesting than if you had done it all the same. Good job!
Rene'

Rescued For You said...

I just stumbled upon your blog and am SO thrilled I did! Your "mistake" iron gate fence fix is GENIUS! I have recently planned adding a white picket fence to my Mother's front yard and if ya don't mind I just may copy your idea! What a PERFECT lil extra detail that adds so much!!
Smiles, Lorie
P.S. Would you mind if I added a link from my blog to yours? Such talent should be shared!!!

Lady Katherine said...

love your fence, and the wrought iron. I have a fence going in soon I hope its stacked up outside. I scared I did not buy enough, But not to worry, after seeing your fence I know what to do!!!

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