Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Arbor love and a linky party! Treasures and Trinkets Thursday

This is our house......

See the fence?  We just had it put in this summer.
(oh look, we had green grass....right now it crunches when you walk on it!
No rain for weeks!!)

We got them to add two extra posts behind the gate....see...........

We did that so we could add this......

Yeah!! I've been wanting an arbor for as long as I can remember!
I have a plastic garden one, but I wanted a real wooden one for..

My hubby and I made the arbor top and just set it on top
of the four posts and screwed it into place....
it only took one day to build~!

We measured, then cut it out of pretreated 2 x 12 lumber.
We just used a circular saw to cut it out,
then added 2 x 4 braces inbetween and
the 1 x 2's on top.
It really was easy and looks so good....

Every time we leave the house or I go to check the mail,
I look up and see it and it makes me smile.
What makes you smile?
Link up something!
(feel free to take a button!)

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Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

Woohoo! Missy, you and the Hubs rocked that arbor and it is wonderful! I love it. I would be so thrilled to have an arbor myself so i can totally relate to the smile just walking under it!!Way to go! Okay, I say you go for a gazebo next! :)

Have a wonderful day my sweet friend!


Sherri said...

Missy, your arbor is just lovely!! I'm so happy for you!!

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Hi Missy....Great job! I like how you connected it to the fence and utilized what was already there! You are so talented! Right now, what makes me smile is the beautiful colors in the trees!~Hugs, Patti

gail@My Repurposed Life said...

Your house is very pretty. Love the arbor. Ya'll did a great job. grass.. major crunch! However we got a wee bit of rain tonight with a couple of big rounds of thunder!
I'm linking up an older post. My fireplace, cause it still makes me smile.

High Street Cottage said...

The fence and arbor are lovely. What a fine job! I'll try to join your link this week. There are lots of things that make me smile.

Robyn said...

Missy, oh MYYYYYYYY it looks FABULOUS! SO GREAT that you did it yourself! AWESOME! I really like it too! I want to put climing roses on the back of my pergola. What did you plant on your arbor? Is it clematis? I have a GORGEOUS purple clematis on a wooden trellis Matt made me. It's funny because when the clematis start to die the morning glories start to take it over so I have color a long time. You know what makes me smile...YOU, white tootsie roll midgies, my children, my funny husband, my goofy dogs, baking, blog hopping, etc. and so on and so forth. I could go on forever!

Robyn said...

OHHH and your home is LOVELY! It looks so welcoming and I love your ball topiaries!

My Cottage Charm said...

I just have morning glories...but wait till next year! bwa ha ha ha!! :) (sounds like I'm getting into the spooky season huh?!)
Glad you all like my arbor...I'm just in LOVE with it! :) I want a covered porch next, but I'll be saving for a while for that one!

FairfieldHouse said...


Great job on the arbor! I have one on the side of the house that leads to the summer kitchen. Part of it was made with an arch from a historical church that was demolished. It was covered with climbing pale pink roses and white jasmine but I cut it all back two weeks ago to paint the fence. Have no fear, it will return! Everything and anything grows here. Your home is beautiful. What makes me happy? Life!

Your Friend,

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

I love the way you used your fence and gate for your arbor! Such a lovely entry to your yard!! Love it!

Pam Kessler said...

Oh my, love it. It would make me smile everyday too. I have been on the fence (hee hee) about getting a new fence and this may tip the scale for me.

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