Friday, March 25, 2011

Un Petit Quelque Chose



What do you do when you are out walking one morning and you see a perfectly nice headboard sitting at the curb waiting for the trash truck? Well...you jog quickly home, get in your little truck, go back and get it, and take it home.




With some lattice and bright red paint it becomes the new gate for the entrance to the garden work yard.
Then, if you are lucky someone shares cuttings of this lovely, drought tolerant succulent with you and all is complete.


Since this path leads to the storage and work area of the garden, I wanted a gate that would block out most of the mess and this does the job. The vine that you see is a Virginia Creeper and it hasn't yet begun to set it's leaves, when in full leaf it soften the wall.  A collection of old garden tools, including a scythe lean here; the door to the left is the entrance to the tool shed

                                                             Oh, the fun of re-purposing!


This post has been linked to: http://shabbynest.blogspot.com/, http://myromantichome.blogspot.com/, http://frenchcountrycottage.blogspot.com/, http://thecharmofhome.blogspot.com/, http://commonground.blogspot.com/

34 comments:

  1. Adrienne!!! This looks fantastic, I love love this idea and you are brillant. It is so charming and unique. I will be looking at headboards in a different light thanks to you!!! Kathysue

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  2. I love what you did. Your banner by the way is beautiful.

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  3. good idea, i love the shape and the colour.

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  4. Oh how darling is that. I love the color. Now if it would just stop raining here so we can get out to the garden.

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  5. Such a great addition in red. I love using old iron headboards as gates in the garden, but I never would have thought of using a wooden one. Genius!!!!

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  6. Dear Adrrienne, what a lucky day my friend!!! I wish we could trash out our stuff as in USA but it doesn´t happen here yet. I love your new "gate"!!!!
    hugs

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  7. oh! and I loved your new banner!!!!

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  8. Now, that is what I call a wondrous find! and it looks beautiful painted red.

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  9. It looks right at home in your garden ~ loveley!

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  10. Oh my goodness. That is just the most brilliant idea EVER! I adore your new gate. I'm sharing this with my husband. I'm in love!

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  11. Oh how wonderful and what a great idea ~Love It ...I have an old headboard I could paint as well you are giving me ideas hehehe ~Thanks for sharing Love Heather

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  12. Love this!!! In fact I love that whole area...it looks like it could be in a gardening design magazine.
    Hugs,
    Penny

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  13. It does make a very unique garden gate! I love the color red too.

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  14. You lucky little quelque- chose! This is one perfect match. I have no clue why, but this lucky little coincidence that has no relation to me whatsoever makes me giddy! I can't believe it fits so perfectly. Aww...

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  15. I love it ~ perfectly charming!! How handy to have a little truck available to haul it home.

    Love,
    Susan and Bentley
    xxoo

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  16. It would make a perfect backrest for a porch swing, I think. You're good at restoring stuff.
    Rosie

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  17. So nice when something gets a new life - and a beautiful one at that. XOL

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  18. That gate is so charming ! I love that you painted it red too. GF, you are good!

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  20. Adrienne, you are so awesomely creative girl!!! I love what you did with the headboard of the old bed. I would have never thought of it! Love your new blog header too! Thanks for you lovely comment on my blog. :-)

    (Sorry, had a typo and had to redo the comment.)

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  21. Beautiful! What a great idea!

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  22. I love it! It's perfect!

    Hugs,
    Donna

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  23. What a perfect gate you created! I love that!Thanks for sharing at FNF! :)

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  24. Adrienne,
    What a fantastic idea!! Thank you so much for sharing it...going into my "save" file!!
    Hope your doing well.:o)
    Fondly,
    Ann

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  25. Oh, very cute! Love what you did with it. thanks for linking up!
    Sherry

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  26. What a darling gate you made. I would have never thought to do something like that ~ how creative you are.
    Cindy

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  27. Adrienne, this is gorgeous!! Your creativity amazes me over and over again - fabulous!

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  28. Wonderful idea, and the color!!!! it gives a victorian style. ✿◕ ‿ ◕✿

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  29. Beautiful photo's of your beautiful creative style! xoox, Tracie

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  30. I've been wanting a red door since forever, but the color scares my mother so much!...but maybe something in the patio...sounds like a good idea! Yours is lovely! it ads a great touch to an already beautiful garden.
    Thanks for sharing!

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  31. This is simply wonderful! Your imagination knows no bounds.

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