Gate Remodel and New Hardware

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Hi there- how was your weekend?  We spent the weekend replacing gates in our backyard for our new puppy, Chloe!  It was a birthday gift to me from the family: the puppy, not the gate!  It was looking a little tired: both the gate and myself!!    Both gates just needed new doors as the posts were installed when we      my {first} husband  originally built the fence gates.

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As the flagstone settled the posts caught on the flagstone resulting in boards pulling away from frame!

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     We completely copied our neighbor’s fence they built (okay they hired a guy)  a few months ago when they got a puppy.    This time around we left spaces between each board. We also left enough space at the bottom so the gate has no chance of catching on the flagstone or the vine.   We love the look. It opens up the yard and the dogs can have a peek into the front yard!  We built 2 identical fences on opposite sides of the house (but this side of the yard is prettier)!

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New Hardware:  I grabbed new hardware at Home Depot on our way out with the fence boards.  This was under $10.00.  If I had to do it  again I would go a little larger on the hardware.  While we replaced the old gate latch my son said, “We need to save this mom.. I bet we can find something to do with it.”  Oh…. he’s a future DIY’er!

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Before and After: One more look at the before and after!  Love it!  Scroll below for resource list.

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Resource List:

All supplies purchased at Home Depot. We reused the hinges from previous gates.   Wood was around $80.00 but this was for 2 gates and we replaced the side horizontal slats to the left of the gate.  Latch was from Home Depot and under $8.00.

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Dark Stain to Bright White Sofa Table: Before and After

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I seriously think I could paint every stained piece of furniture I own a shade of white.  With hardwood floors and dark furniture I need to brighten it up!  I love this transformation of a sofa table/book case.  I moved it from our master bedroom to the dining room. I love what less than a quart of paint can do to transform.  Here is the dining room as of 3 weeks ago: all the furniture is dark wood.  Check out the before pictures of the dining room here.  FYI.. in this photo the  room looks like 1978 powder blue eye shadow worn by my mother,  but it’s more gray than blue.

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Here is the before table:

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Painting the table in the bathroom.  I was multi-tasking! You don’t want to know! Kidding!

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 In love with my husband’s vintage tool box makeover here.  

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