While I’m off on another design project–let me share this one.
A garden make-over….interrupted by winter.
First, let me say, my parents bought this simple & modest house after my dad left the air force. It was a last relocation, planting us sort of in the middle of both Grandmothers. They felt it had a lot of potential, and did make many improvements through the years. My mother still lives here, and has finally retired after 42 years teaching English. I returned to renovate the entire house for her retirement–inside & out, as it turned out.
I’ll start this renovation tour in the garden and work towards the inside– I’ve got summer on my mind!
The back yard was left plain for sake of 4 growing children, although, my mom did claim space at the back of the garage for vegetable and flower gardens– which only changed a little through the years.
I hated the ugly window, so I built 8ft “doors” to cover it– What window?!? The lattice panels on each side will support some kind of vining plant–morning glories, clematis, roses, jasmine…?
The square tubes were found at the ReStore. I have no idea what they are really used for, but here, they are sunken a foot into the ground for stability, and will be planted full with cascading asparagus ferns.
My faux doors– I wanted them to look really old and kind of wracked! I still need to counter-sink all the screws, and 2 finials are still missing from the inside posts. Plus–hose off all the dirt splash! I can’t wait to get planting!
I love the cast iron door knobs and back plates! Oh! And check out my really creative door hinges–they’re drawer pulls–see?! I’m on the hunt for one of those old hanging lights you would find above a barn door! I’ll hang it near the gable peak to light the whole scape! Maybe I’ll find one in a flea market this summer! Crossing my fingers!