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New gate adds color balance and modern flair…

I just finished staining the new gate and hopped right to this post.  I am really happy with how it turned out.  We needed a little more of the orange’ish stain color on this side of the house to balance things out a little.  We also wanted to stick with modern lines.

Sorry the picture is not so hot, that roof makes focusing difficult when the sun hits it.  I like how the gate brings the accent color to the left-side of the house.

We wanted the slats to be different sizes, horizontal, with spaces in-between.  It looks really modern…and zen-like.

Here is a picture for you to get a better idea if you want to build one.  And if you like things unstained, this looks pretty too.  I like the color differentiation.  If my accent cedar stain color was not already established, I would have loved to see how this looked with just a clear sealer on it.

I found a new home for my mini succulent planter – being Jewish it is likely the closest we’ll get to a wreath! ha!  I like the way it accents the linear lines.  Although, I do love the wreath Louis at Parallel 49 Palms and Exotics made, I would love to make one of those…one day!  I will add it to the list!

That is what I have been up to, what about you? I would love to hear!

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7 Comments

  1. zeke

    Looks great! I’m having second thoughts about the ‘hammered’ paint on the hinges tho….

    ;)

    • Thanks! :) and yes….meeee toooooo… – xericstyle

  2. Oh it just keeps on getting better!!!! LOVE It! I have been pretty lazy. Trying to enjoy all this summer sunshine and warmth we’ve been having. But, re-staining pergolas is in my near future. I have to get it done this year so that next year they will be ready for springtime vine planting!!!! I’m thinking some good grapes – that or kiwi?!

    • Thanks Louis! Hey I hear ya, I am getting my chores done now while the weather is TOO HOT so I can chill and enjoy my favorite time in Texas, oct/nov. Re-staining, eh? Must be the year for staining wood ;) My friend Katie grew the most gorgeous kiwi vine in Agassiz – I almost did not believe her when she told me what it was! It was spectacular! Enjoy summer….chores can wait! Cheers!

  3. Nice gate – well done, and quite original from the other slat-type “hipster fences” I see about, since you used the different slat sizes. Such layering is effective in rock work, too – google Chaco Canyon sometime.

    • Much appreciated, David! I like your term “hipster fence” – haaaaaa! I will google Chaco Canyon on the “big screen” tonight. Thanks as always for your suggestions. – xericstyle

    • P.S. I checked out some beautiful pictures of Chaco Canyon and the stacked stone is gorgeous. I really like the look…I plan to do some more looking but that stacked stone strikes me! Thanks for the inspiration! – xericstyle

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