Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Out with the Old, In with the New

I love weathered wood. It appeals to me much more than the look of brand spanking new wood.

But we couldn't turn a blind eye to our poor old fence any longer. These pictures were actually taken 3 summers ago (see all the broken pickets above the chairs?). Well, the fence has only continued to deteriorate these past three years, so you can imagine what it looked like this summer.

There are pickets missing everywhere, not to mention broken posts....

There are huge, gaping holes in some sections. Please ignore the landscaping fabric. Bark mulch is being budgeted for next summer (hopefully).

Our poor mulberry tree has sections of fence roped around it to keep them upright as the posts have rotted.

And then there are those sections where gusty winds have completely taken down a panel or two.

So as much as I hated to admit it, the poor old fence that we put up in the late 80's when our girls were oh-so-young was beyond repairing...

So hubby has begun the back breaking task of replacing the fence, section by section.

And while I know that a new fence is in order...

 I can't wait until it takes on the old grey weathered coloring of our old fence.

Have a good week, everyone...

Donna




6 comments:

Geneva said...

I'll say your old fence served you well if you've had it since the 80s...You'll love the new one just as much; especially when it gets its weathered look. Your husband is doing a great job!!!

Elizabeth and Gary said...

Hi Donna,
Your new fence looks wonderful! How lucky your husband can build a fence, We had part of our fence replaced and it was very costly. The neighbor who we share the fence with wanted to build it himself so we had to pay him.
Are you going to make something with the worn (vintage) wood?
Have a sweet day, Elizabeth

Susan said...

I'm sure you'll love the new fence, Donna. It looks great. Isn't it wonderful your hubs knows how to put it up? Susan

Val said...

If you Google moss and buttermilk, you'll find a bunch of info on how to make moss grow on rock. Maybe it would work as well on your new wood fence too, to speed up the look you want? :) It is lovely already, though, and looks like such a peaceful spot.

Chatelaine said...

With our New England weather, I am sure your fence will take a proper beating in no time! It will have that well loved look after one Winter.

Donna said...

Oh my, it certainly was time for a replacement! Looks like hubby is doing a great job!