A Stitch in Time*

Monday, August 4, 2008

Creepy Fence Corner

Have you ever lived with something rather dreadful-aesthetically speaking- for way too long a time? It just kind of becomes part of your environment, and you don't even notice how wretched it is anymore. It becomes even worse than ever over time, but still it kind of just blends into the environment. That especially happens when it's off to the side, and it's not something you have to look at each day. That's how it was here for over 18 years, with a corner of our yard away from our main living and patio area. Here's the dreadful thing I'm talking about:
Fence Corner Before
A few more views of that charming corner of the yard:
After Tree Removal- Old Fence
The Gate was Hidden

I can't believe it really--it looked hideous. The tree was helping hold up the fence, no kidding!

So in late May we had a new fence constructed:
New Fence

New Fence

New Fence Corner

It sure does look better. I truly can't believe how hideous the old fence was. How did it stand in the Santa Ana winds?

This summer we were going to paint the new fence, and create a new planter near the fence. I wanted to fill it with all of our favorite plants. Sigh. That will all have to wait, but at least for now the creepy fence corner is no more!

I have been stitching a bit, and will have an update soon.



  • At August 5, 2008 at 7:09 AM , Blogger Garden Girl said...

    I have a few of those creepy corners myself, and like you, we have been tackling a few this summer. The new fence looks great ~ can't wait to see what you plant. It's like having a brand new canvas!

  • At August 5, 2008 at 3:37 PM , Blogger Windy said...

    Looks much better. It is easy to be so overwhelmed with corners like these. Can't wait to see the planter. Maybe in the Fall.

  • At August 6, 2008 at 9:28 AM , Blogger Mercedes said...

    Wow, now it will be great to have a rest in that garden. I want to put better mine too, not soooo big like you, but a nice patio.

  • At August 7, 2008 at 7:21 AM , Blogger Susan said...

    What a great change! I know that back fences are low on the priority list in terms of weekend projects, but doesn't it feel great to have it gone?

  • At August 9, 2008 at 2:32 PM , Blogger debijeanm said...

    GASP! I didn't know you had moved in next to me. Your old fence looked exactly like ours did before a storm took it down, and your new fence looks almost exactly like out replacement. Isn't that a nice feeling, knowing that - at least for a while - you have one less thing to worry about?

  • At August 12, 2008 at 4:18 AM , Anonymous Melissa said...

    What an improvement! I know just what you mean about putting up with something for a long time and then you finally fix it and are like WHOA! LOL Congratulations.

    Just wanted to let you know that you and your family are still in my thoughts!

  • At August 12, 2008 at 5:22 PM , Blogger stitcherw said...

    Your new fence looks great. I bet it will be wonderful all painted and with planters of lovely flowers by it.


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