When MaryAnne White, my Landscape Architect and I were discussing the decorative fencing and gate for the side entrance to the backyard, she sent over this picture with a note that said "Your gate should look like this".
And of course, that's just what I installed.
Here's the before with the endless amounts of concrete we inherited last year when we bought this house.
And here's the after with the decorative fencing, flagstone, trellis for the climbing Hydrangea, Dogwood tree, Boxwood and gate installed. I planted some Mums earlier this month as most of the Perennials won't be installed next Spring.
I didn't like any of the hinges that were available at the local hardware stores so I went shopping on-line to find it and had a very interesting experience.
This is the hinge I wanted. The first site I found it was $124 from Home Depot. After searching for other options, I was prepared to buy it.
They would NOT ship to Canada and wouldn't even ship it to my PO box at the border (we're only 20 minutes from the Sumas, WA border), because then the shipping address would be different from the billing address.
So I kept searching and found it again for around $75. I thought, 'Great, even better'. They did not have any in stock.
I kept looking and found the exact same set of hinges for $35 from Amazon.
Who knew that kind of deal could be found with just a few more clicks.
My Terreeia is back from Italy, I'm trying to talk her into writing a guest post about her trip! That would be fun. She said it was everything she thought it would be and much more.
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