Thursday, August 6, 2009

Gates

Front - still waiting for lights to go where those wires are hanging out of the wall.
I'll post some more pictures, once we have the front wall lights hooked up and some green stuff planted.

We have gates! Big chunky, heavy gates... tied with an attractive red rag to keep them closed, until the motors arrive today. (I think the red rag is actually the shirt that the gate man was wearing yesterday?!). The gate man said the welder kept trying to 'lobby' for flat crosses (translation 'whinge'...... as it was hard work doing 'chunky') but to match the balustrade they had to be chunky 3D crosses. I got exactly what I asked for!! Oh, I could get used to this!


I attempted an evening photo (remember dinky, basic camera)... you sort of get the idea. We had a 'wine in hand, sitting in the gutter across the road, deep sighing moment' last night. Hubby was not impressed that I dragged him out in the cold but he agreed it was worth it to see the 'almost completed' picture, lit up like a Christmas tree. Just need some greenery now..... and some 'non dead' left over turf at the front. How come the leftovers always shrivel up and die? Do they know they're just leftovers?

Oh good, you can't see the rubblish bins under the stairs in this photo. Hubby couldn't see anything wrong with being able to see the bins through the stairs as you walk up them! They were promptly moved... just as well I am in charge of this thing!


I love how you can see the chandelier in the Great Room, and the wallpaper in the study, from the street at night... not that too many people would take up our vantage point, in the gutter across the road!
A-M xx

19 comments:

  1. OOOO it is just lovely A-M. Despite all the cr*p you've been through it is going to be so fabulous when you are completely finished! Already looking pretty fab!
    Jill

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  2. What a difference a gate makes! They look fabulous - just love the design. It's all coming together and the result is brilliant - love it! Leigh

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  3. Looks lovely, even though you had the downs with the builders and such,Im sure when you sit in that"gutter" and look across the street you and hubby must be so proud. Enjoy A-M , you deserve it. Julie in Holland :)

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  4. Love the gates - look forward to seeing the lights Who would have thought, a concept where the client gets what she wants!!!.
    Shaz x
    p.s. thanks for the tip about my win at Fabulously French.

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  5. So happy your gates are working out. Every time we get something else done at the house I make my husband stand across the street to look. He just doesn't get it. I am glad someone else out there does these nutty things. xo, MB

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  6. Well I guess that cuts out swinging from the chandelier now that you know you can see it from the gutter across the road! It all looks fabulous A-M.

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  7. I love your photos with the sunlight streaming onto & into the house. A pussy cat would love lounging around :-)

    Helenna x

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  8. Those gates look absolutely fantastic, red shirt and all! You should have been raising a toast with champagne while sitting in the gutter, because you have (despite all the hardships) created a simply gorgeous home. Love it! Lee :)

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  9. The gates look fantastic! It’s finally all coming together! It’s such a looong process. We’re building but we’re still at the finalising the internal selections (quote after quote!) and getting final council approval, still a long way to go.

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  10. I am laughing to myself about how your hubby thought it ok to leave the bins in view hehe. This is something mine would do and would look at me strange when I had a fit wondering if the neighbours saw them even for a second!!! :)

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  11. Well gee you never know, they may.

    Good job taking the photo's, least you had a wine to warm you up in the gutter.

    I love chandelier's, so lovin' that shot and nice gates too.
    xxx

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  12. Heavenly...who would have ever thought you would be swooning over gates..I think they are perfect..good on you!!!

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  13. Ohh so beautiful . The lighting is stunning. Love the chandelier!!!

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  14. Beautiful! Well worth the wait and definitely worth pushing the welder to do to your specifications. What will you do when this "house" is all finished?!

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  15. The night lighting is just lovely A-M....xv

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  16. Just stopped by the say how fantastic everything is looking, you have done such a great job. Loving your decorating style.

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  17. Your house looks beautiful! Must be very exciting having it all come together from your ideas to real life.

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  18. Your gates are gorgeous (red tie and all;)! I love seeing a house lit up at night, and yours looks so loved!

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Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to leave me a comment. I love hearing from you. A-M xx