If you have been following along you know that I have been working on sprucing up my front gate. I wrote all about why we needed a gate and the changes we were making here. Just as a refresher, this is where we left off with the gate in this post:
For months we have been reaching our hands over the gate to open it and tugging with all out might from the inside to swing the gate open. With two little kids and a knee surgery this has been no small task. Once I painted it these were my final items to complete:
-(2) DIY copper pipe gate hardware. Which I wrote about in our weekly DIY or Buy post.
-Pull chord to unlatch the lock
-Something cute and decorative for the gate
-Add some potted plants to the front
It doesn’t sound like much, but it took me a few weeks to finish it all. So without further ado, here are the final gate pics 😉
I love the combo of the copper against the black. Such a good contrast.
More close up’s of the hardware…
I love the pull chord with wooden beads. This idea sort of came together at the last minute. I had found some extra black para cord in my kitchen drawer and decided it would work as the pull chord for now. At the same time my daughter was stringing beads and making jewelry. I saw piles of these colorful wooden beads from a pack of Crayola beads I had bought her months ago. So I sat down and we got our crafting on 🙂 This was the final configuration the two of us liked best. I hope it lasts outside for a while because I am pretty in love with it.
After I installed the copper hardware and added the pull chord the gate still felt a little empty. I had been wanting to DIY one of these himmeli wreaths for years. I was pleasantly surprised by how fast I was able to pull it together. I used a can of copper spray paint so it would match the copper hardware. I am pretty smitten with the whole set up. Look out for a DIY or Buy post on this wreath soon!
In addition to this now being a welcoming front entry I am happy that it has increased the functionality of our house. It is funny how small changes like adding a pull chord to a gate can have such a big impact. The big girl in the house can now open the gate and let us in while we are carrying the little man or groceries.
The little guy is safely contained in his secret garden. He may not be as thrilled about this as we are.
From the inside of the yard we finished painting the fence and added one of the copper handles.
I hope you all liked the reveal as much as we do! Look out for a DIY or Buy post for that Himmeli wreath soon.