Wednesday, April 1, 2015

BARN LUMBER CORNER FENCE | #1

A barn wood corner fence:
Fall 2013

So here is a cute idea to make if you have some old barn lumber, or any old lumber for that matter, laying around.

2013
We live out in the country and driveway vears off from a secondary street to a patchy half gravel and half concrete strip.  And down at the end of that there was really no eye catching anything to get attention, just big old space.

2013
 So I had the idea to take some of our old barn lumber and sketch out a make do corner fence at each side of the drive.  

And thankfully my husband figured out what I'd drew, made them and put them up.
Built in 2013

Here it was the first year after planting some pretties.  
They were barely growing in, but you can see some coming up.

Summer 2013, I think
Here it is the 2nd year:
Fall 2013
And here it was last year.
The hanging basket lent color until the big perennials grew in.
Spring 2014 My husband putting up the hanging basket for me

That is my doggie, Princess, trying to get cool by the new soil I had just put down.
 And here is the fence on the other side of the driveway:
Spring 2014, other side
Fall 2013
 They were simple pink morning glories that took off beautifully and kept going way into fall.


See, I get to walk through these everyday down on my way to check the mailbox.

I had to wait a bit on the right side one to be finished because we were short a wide enough board for the last corner. But we finally found one!

And I had to add this photo from February 2015. Look how beautiful!

One thing is for sure, it gives you a cute focal point in places that are bare.
And they are very easy to decorate in all occasions.

Summer time is my favorite though.
Just let all the flowers kinda take over like this:



This is my first link up to for fences and I have linked up this post with:

13 comments:

  1. hum, not sure if I was suppose to make a new post to link up with "GoodFences" or add it to my existing one. I'm so new at linkups..

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  2. really sweet corner posts. definitely a nice offset to the drive. thanks for joining in, ms. booth 555! :)

    and if you have old posts that fit, those will work, too. :)

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    1. Hey!
      You're welcome and Thank you, yes it really helped add a bit of something to that big open space. And it is easy to decorate for the holidays.
      Thanks for the link up!

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  3. I like your fencing idea and it looks great especially with the pretty flowers and your cute doggie posing there.. Have a happy day!

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    1. Hi eileeninmd!
      Thank you! I love it more every year as more flowers grow in too.
      And the doggie seems to always make it in a few pics each time lol.
      Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!
      -Lisa

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  4. What a great garden feature! So creative of you too! Love seeing it in different seasons!

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    1. Hi Christine!
      Thank you so much. Yes, I love seeing the seasons change with them also, love it. And we have electric on them also so they are easily to decorate for Christmas as well. I need to find a night shot.
      Thanks for stopping in!
      -Lisa

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  5. Clever use for old lumber. The flowers are so pretty. I liked them all, and what a cute little dog.

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    1. Hi Ida!
      Thank you. Yes, the old barn lumber fits in well and makes it seem sas though they have been there for years. And my lil doggie seems to make it in a few shots every time I'm out lol.
      Thanks for stopping by!
      -Lisa

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  6. HI Welcome to this fence meme. You did good. here and I love the pretty flowers around these fences

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    1. Hi Margaret!
      I loved running across the fence theme, especially since I love old fences. It's so fun seeing what all others are sharing like this.
      And yes, I love it when all the different flowers begin to grow in. In the fall when the morning glories take off great on the corner back, is one of my favorites.
      Thanks for stopping in!
      -Lisa

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  7. these are so neat and just what I've been wanting at the corners of our driveway. Oh and welcome to Good Fences

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    1. Thank you Felicia!
      They are just as I had pictured in my mind lol. They do frame the driveway good. I hope you get to build some.

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