How a Girl Built a Gate

It's true! I built our gate all by myself.  I've been asked several questions about my gate, so I thought I would share how I made it. My husband and I had just finished building the fence. (I give him credit for all the labor-intensive work there. I just held fence pickets.)  Unfortunately, we weren't able to get the gate built before our weekend was over. My husband is very busy with work during the summer and I was growing a bit impatient. I really wanted to get going on our gate. We … [Read more...]

Just in Time for Valentine’s Day

The awesome thing about being crafty is you can make gifts that cost very little. This works out great for me since I'm crafty(and cheap)! You may remember the "Bless this Barn" sign  I made out of my neighbor's old gate. It was heading for the trash and I saved it's life. Poor gate never saw it coming...the sign I made out of it was a Christmas gift for my husband's parents. They have horses and I thought this would be a perfect gift to hang at the entrance to their barn. You may also … [Read more...]

What should you do with your old gate? Don’t throw it away!

Last Summer, my neighbors were having a new fence put up.  One day while the installers were working, I happened to head out to the mailbox just as they were leaving for lunch.  They had left a huge pile of old fence parts at the end of the driveway.  And there it was...just gleaming in all its glory...this beautiful gate: I had to think fast. I grabbed my son who was nine at the time and had him help me haul it into the garage. I had no idea what I was going to do with it ( I was … [Read more...]