Sometimes a space just needs a little something
to spice it up a bit and make it a little more finished.
we built a lattice fence area along one wall of the back yard patio
for the climbing roses to climb on and flourish.
It stopped fairly close to an apple tree
and in between there was just enough space for a small pathway that we added
when we put in the pea gravel patio area.
When entertaining or simply sitting outdoors
we would look at the area
with a bare spot in between the fence and tree
and the little well worn path
and think- it needed something to give it a little more definition.
So, this month for our Lowes Creative Ideas challenge
one of the topics was sprucing up your outdoor patio area
So we decided it was time this area got the attention it needed
and decided to build an arbor to finish it a bit more.
Lowes has amazing kits that are ready to go for building an arbor
but unfortunately, this area is an awkward size opening
So, we built it from scratch- using 2x4's and 2x6's for the structure construction
2x2's for the top runners and strips of lattice pieces that you can purchase
to make your own lattice
Partway through painting
Simple lines on the ends- just 2 cuts to create a little bit of a detail
It took just a few hours to build it and once it was done- it was time to paint and plant
A coat of Valspar exterior white and it was looking gorgeous already
but one more coat and it will be perfect.
I added these huge white hydrangeas from Lowes as foundation plantings around the base
and a jasmine on the other side
I also found 2 rose trees to fill in some of the area between the
original fence and the new arbor which help take up some of that space up higher
I am loving how it turned out.
It was so simple to build
but makes a huge difference in the look of the area and really
helps define that part of the pea gravel patio and walkway
I am proud to be a member of Lowes Creative Ideas Blogger Network
and was provided with compensation for this project
but all opinions are my own, of course.