Wednesday, October 20, 2010

More Home Improvements

We used to have wrought iron like this one on our front porch.

It's okay but not really my style. And since hubby does wrought iron fences for a living don't you think we should have a custom one? Well I thought you would agree with me.

Check out this one!

Isn't it pretty?  This is our view from the front porch.  Hubby asked "What to you want Ivy?"  I said sure, I didn't really know and this is what he made.  I really love it!!!  I think he did a great job.

Here's another view looking at the porch.  This design is so much better than that other one.

And other home improvements include this olive tree and the boulders.  Those rocks weigh 250 lbs each!  and if you wanted to see something funny you should have watched us unloading them from the truck bed.  When the first rock fell - Hubby said "Well that much be where God wants it!"  LOL!! Because he wasn't going to try to move it. 

You can see a bit of the columns that he built - but they are not finished yet. He's going to put stone around them. So that will be a picture for another day. (After he gets the stone on!)  We also plan to paint or stain the concrete to match the walkway.


  1. I like the rocks in your yard. My DH won't let me have rocks in our yard. He says he's picked up too many over the years to think they are pretty as yard candy. lol Alot of people in our area have large rocks with their last names engraved on them.

  2. My style is more like the stuff you got rid of, ha ha. But I do love what your husband has made as well. Your renos are going very well - it looks great. What color of stone are you going to do on the pillars?

  3. Very pretty! I love the new fence. How nice to have a hubby who can make that for you! I love your new tree and rocks. I love that your hubby said that's where God wants it. Too funny. My hubby is a real patriot. I would love to someday surprise him with some landscaping with a large flagpole, light on the flag, bushes, and a stone that says something like "Let Freedom Ring." Not sure how to pull it off. I need to send him away for a week or so and have the money to pay someone to come and do it.

  4. The ivy pattern is very nice! Oh to have someone design something like that just for you!

  5. The wrought ironwork is beautiful. Of course, being a bit obsessed, I immediately looked at the ivey pattern and thought what a great quilting design it would be!

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