Wednesday, April 18, 2012

The Gazebo Solution ~

In the far back of the garden sits the gazebo. It was originally built by my husband and our then future son-in-law for our daughter's wedding. It became a destination spot for him, his students, or colleagues, whenever they came to the house to confer, and a fun place to sit near the pond with the morning paper and a cup of coffee, or a glass of wine when friends came for dinner.



 Over the years it had began to slowly fall apart and I realized that  something needed to be done. But what?  Because of the wonderful memories attached to it, plus the very empty place it would leave in the garden I really didn't want to tear it down...and what ever I did I wanted to do it in a financially feasible way.



 ...thus, I was pondering the best solution when last winter a devastating windstorm came through and completely tore off the old lattice roof. Now I really had to make a decision and this is what I did.

~ A new tin roof ~



I had my wonderful handyman Juan replace the supporting beams, the damaged lattice, and put on the new tin roof. The weather vane is also a new addition. I love the results and now with a protective solid roof the structure should last for several more years.




Weeping Mulberry tree

Once the climbing roses grow back I think it is going to be lovely. Now both the gazebo and the memories are intact...I am so lucky.



30 comments:

  1. It looks great. I wish we had somewhere for a gazebo.

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  2. Your gazebo is amazing :) And the tin roof was the perfect solution! We're talking about doing somethuing similar outside (someday) too. Do you find that the tin radiates more heat downward at all?

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    1. This is brand new, but I also have a tin roof on my greenhouse and it doesn't seem to add to the heat factor.

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  3. This is such a pretty spot! I'm glad you found a solution. It's a wonderful design. Your photos are wonderful too!

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  4. Hello Adrienne:
    What a charming place to sit in your garden. We are sure that it would be a favourite with us too. Perfectly placed at the end of the path from the house,and framing the view, it positively draws one toward it. How could anyone resist its charms? Not us, that is for sure!!!

    It was such a good idea to replace the roof with something more substantial and weather tight. The Gazebo will now give you many happy more years of pleasure.

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  5. It takes my breath away. It's just gorgeous. Our treehouse has a tin roof too. We love it. The weather vane is the perfect touch. What a lovely romantic oasis.

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  6. oh it looks super cute! So many memories for you too. How lovely. I'd love my own gazebo, Sally x

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  7. So glad you found a solution to repairing the gazebo. The tin roof and the weather vane are great additions. What a great place to sit and relax.

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  8. Adrienne, you're so lucky--the next time it rains, go sit under your tin roof and enjoy the symphony!

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  9. That new roof looks so cool! Love the succulents on your table too. Mimi

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  10. Hi Adriane,good idea to repairing your gasibo beautiful place to relax with a class of wine. Im planing one too in my garden
    Beautiful garden!!!!
    XO
    Isora

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  11. The tin roof was a perfect solution! You are so smart. The succulent arrangement caught my eye too! love it!

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  12. I t is just so wonderful!!!. Wise choice you made. I would so love for it to be in my back yard.
    Smiles, Dottie

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  13. Oh, this was the best solution to your lovely gazebo! What a beautiful place and now you can sit there even if it's raining! :) I would love to have one!
    Thanks for popping in to see me.
    be a sweetie,
    Shelia; )

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  14. What a charming gazebo! The tin roof is wonderful and the weathervane is perfect. I can almost hear the delightful pitter patter of rain on that tin roof...it will be so relaxing. I am absolutely in love with your weeping mulberry tree, the trunk is a work of art! And the succulents on the table complete a lovely relaxing scene. You are going to enjoy your gazebo all year round. Beautiful!

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  15. I love the tin roof - it just works, doesn't it? Well done!

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  16. I just love your new gazebo and the horse weather vane looks great on top. i also love that beautiful tree. it looks old.
    ~Clara

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  17. Beautiful gazebo, looks so relaxing, wish I could stop by and sit a while. Thanks for sharing.

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  18. I just love what you have done! We are thinking of adding a spot to relax in our own garden and this is very inspiring. I may just have to bring hubby back to see this.

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  19. What a fabulous outdoor room. I am so envious of this. It is beautiful! I am a new follower here.

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  20. Great solution! Beautiful too but even more important that you can keep the memories!
    Rene'

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  21. what a gorgeous garden spot! love the tin roof!

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  22. Passare da te è come entrare in un angolo di paradiso...tutto è così bello e rilassante...Ciao cara, kisses

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  23. I love what you did to the gazibo. It really looks great. I can hardly wait until I get the chance to come and sit in it and have lunch with you. Maybe some day soon. Love from Dayna

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  24. Lovely - a wonderful place to sit with great memories.
    Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

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  25. What a fabulous place to sit and read or enjoy a cup of tea!

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  26. ohhh... love it!
    I agree with some of the other bloggers! a fabulous place to read, listen to the rain, and entertain friends for a couple of tea!
    I love that rug... mind sharing the source? is it indoor-outdoor?
    the weather vane is a wonderful addition... a spot of interest to draw your eye over the bridge! & it really complements the tn roof.
    Thank goodness for Juan...

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  27. What an awesome place to sit when it rains with the pitter patter on the roof! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!
    Sherry

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