For a month or so the gate sat outside neglected. However, my brain was trying to think of what cool thing this rusty old gate could be used for. Thankfully Joanna Gaines came to the rescue! One day I was watching what she and Chip did for another family and saw this screenshot...
Cute right? I then knew what my gate could be used for. I debated about painting it white and then roughing it up to resemble the above one, but instead decided I liked the patina of the naturally aged look I already had. I also like the word "Family" as Joanna used, (which I saw for sale at Hobby Lobby for under $20), but thought that a gate seemed synonymous with "Welcome" so I searched for that word instead.
I painted the "Welcome" with a light gray paint I had on hand, and then used wood glue to glue it to the fence. My fence was pretty rickety so I had to add one screw, cut off the long screw backs so it could be hung flush up against the wall, and then added two heavy duty hangers on the back. That's it! Just 5 simple steps that took me no time!
Don't you just love what nature does to hardware? Such awesome beauty.
And voila! The gate is happy.
|Photo courtesy of The Style Files. Love her decor style. Thanks to Photoshop I staged the Gate where it truly belongs.|