When we purchased this house, one of the things that made us scratch our heads was this HUGE Pergola type thing that the previous owners had built.
It’s a 4 quadrant type patio/pergola type ….. thing..
When you first look at it.. it’s kind of pretty..
but as you take a closer look you see that it’s REALLY overwhelming, quite LARGE for the area, not built very well..
and for this “Symmetry is everything” type girl, very NON Symmetric..
One side doesn’t look the same as the other..
One side isn’t the same size as the other.. and so on..
So after much deliberation, we’ve decided to keep half and take down half.
I know some are saying.. But it’s beautiful…
I don’t agree..
You see, when you have a decent size yard behind it, where you can envision a vegetable garden and fruit trees…but you can’t see them through all the plastic lattice… there’s only 3 words I can think of..
TAKE IT DOWN…
Sooo… we ( well my very capable hubby ) started taking it down.. and I’m SOOO excited!!
( you can kind of see how the boards were warping and sagging)
I keep annoying him by coming out and singing..
“ I can see clearly now… the lattice is gone.. all the obstacles are out of our way”.. LOL..
But, besides the silliness.. we are starting to see some progress and we’re excited to have a shaded patio area and a open patio area.. that looks out into our garden..
We’ll be taking down the rest of the lattice and cutting the large posts down to a chair rail height, adding a railing all the way around.
It’s going to look really good!!
I’m off to start planning our Potager… not sure what that is.. Check out the Parisienne Farmgirl’s web site.. she inspires me..
I know I may have said it before.. but my hubby is the best.. He says he’s a jack of all trades but master of none.. but he impresses me everyday at all that he can do!!
Babe.. YOU ROCK!!