Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Creating Boundaries: The Final Chapter

I came home today from a long day of teaching, grading, and entering the mountain of papers graded over the weekend to this surprise:

Our fence is finished! (Don't mind the blurry picture. The storm had temporarily cleared but the sun was setting.)

The gate (and the whole fence) are gorgeous! My husband is so talented; he carried out my vision and improvised on it to perfection. (I wish I would have saved my original drawing that I gave him to work with. It was laughs!) The finished product wildly exceeded the vision in my head.

 And just in case you forgot, this is the fence we inherited with the house...

... and here's what it looked like after Phase I.

And let's not forget about Phase II! 

We've come a long way, baby! And this is only project numero uno. What do you think? Have we met our goal: containing the pooches while retaining the view? 

Now we're dreaming up how to improve the front yard. More on that later in the week! 


  1. I LOVE it! What a beautiful job. I also like your use of "laughs". Nice.

  2. A fantastic job. It looks great!

  3. Thanks guys! We are loving it. It's been really fun to watch the storms come in with a clear view of the skyline.

  4. Love this fence! We need a fence too so I like seeing different styles.

  5. I just stumbled across your blog and this fence is simply amazing...we have a 12 ft. privacy fence and just recently a 32 ft. section blew down...I think this design would be much more stable that the traditional design...
    Great job!!!

  6. @ Steph and Thoughtfully Blended Hearts - I am happy you found my blog! Welcome! The fence has been in place for about 4 months, and I never tire of looking at it. With all the pre-fab fences out there these days, this feels really special. Everyone that comes over complements it!