I have a few wooden structures in the garden that I love. The round gazebo was a gift
from a friend, and the arbor my husband built for me is now
covered by a very large grapevine and a climbing rose. All of them started out
in their natural state, but over time have ended up white.
This gazebo that I am showing here is a square structure and was in it's natural state
until a few weeks ago, when I finally decided that I would
probably love it more if it were white.
This gazebo was built by a man in town who builds adirondack chairs
and picnic tables and sells them for extra money. He uses lumber left over from
homes that he builds for a living.
My husband had gone to his home to buy a picnic table for our daughter.
While visiting with the man, he commented on this lovely garden
house that was in his yard. The gentleman said that his wife thought
it was too big for their small yard and wanted it moved.
So my husband being the nice guy that he is, bought it for me and soon it
was coming to our place on a flatbed trailer to live in our garden.
It had been stained a redwood color and had faded badly and needed to be re-stained
(or something)and of course that something happened to be white paint)).
It sits out back by the pasture fence.
It took me days to paint it,
but I think it was worth it.
You can see that I got in a hurry and didn't paint the ceiling yet.
Of course I had to make some pretty linen curtains to hang in it.
Even the willow furniture that I bought at a yard sale years ago, ended up white.
No surprise I'm sure. You know how I love white!!!
It's falling apart slowly, but I love this set of furniture.
They got their coat of white paint several years ago for
my daughter's wedding.
Not too comfy without cushions, but they add interest
even if they aren't real functional.
The pergola over the front patio is my favorite of all the structures in the garden.
This is where we hang out most of the Summer.
My husband built it and I love him for it.
He is so helpful that way.
I think he really does enjoy his contributions to the garden.
He hung an old door in the hedge just because I said that I would love to have
one there. It seems that all I have to do is say "hmm, wouldn't it be nice if"
and he puts on his trusty tool belt.
Ya gotta love that!!!
(and a man in a tool belt)
There are some lovely blogs sharing their whites today,
and I am linking up with Kathleen at Faded Charm for White Wednesday.