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what do you think?

Posted by indigosunshine z4 west WI (My Page) on
Mon, Jan 6, 14 at 12:54

Hey everyone! While it is -50 wind chill today I'm trying to keep warm thinking about spring! This is a picture of the gazebo we made out of an old corn crib. Last summer we picked up a hood from an old truck.....I'm thinking of using it for an awning over the doorway of the gazebo. What do you think? I thought maybe using chains but Tim thinks it needs to be held up with posts so it is more secure (he's usually right!). Looking forward to your opinions! Thanks, Carol


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I love it, but that sky is scary!

Did you post a picture of it last summer just covered in vines?

I also vote for the posts for the truck hood awning. Better safe than someone getting a concussion :-)

Is it rusty or painted and will you leave it the way it is or repaint?

I love rust in the garden, but also love bright colors :-)


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Always go with what the guy says. More practical. :)


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pkponder, I think this is the picture I posted last summer. The truck hood has a wonderful rusted patina and I love it that way so will not be painting it. I think posts are the way to go.


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WOW so pretty. I feel like post would definitely be your best bet! And rusty is the only way to go!


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Beautiful! That is the picture that I was thinking of!


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Love your gazebo made from the corn crib...very cool! I vote for posts too...car hoods are pretty heavy.

Your picture is awesome too!


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It must be something about the frigid weather and being sick of winter that get's us northerners motivated. I vote for the extra support also.

The first photograph is awesome for giving the feeling of impending storm! I don't think I have ever seen another gazebo made out of a corn crib. What an excellent idea and very pretty!


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Isn't it just gorgeous?

Indigosunshine, was your gazebo in a magazine or online article, maybe Facebook or linked from Facebook? I do lurk here a lot, but it seems that I've seen your greenhouse or a similar one somewhere else.

What kind of truck did the hood come from? I'm partial to old fifties Chevy trucks, really curvy and feminine :-) I can't wait to see it!


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pk....first of all, I don't know what kind of truck, let you know when we dig it out of the snow! My gazebo wasn't in a magazine. I saw one similar at a garden center in Eau Claire, WI and I am a better imitator than creator! Just happy with the results!
freezengirl......the first picture was taken after a storm had past! looking towards the sw with the sun just emerging!


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You are talking to a gal that starts dreaming of spring storms this time of year. As much as I love the beauty of winters too being cooped up to long makes me cranky. Plenty of projects to keep me busy inside too but I think I go through acute withdrawal of having my hands to clean and soft. :-)
My bedroom faces East and one wall is all sliding glass door. Outside there is a small patio, bird feeding station, septic mound and pipes, corner of propane tank and a long sweeping hill with trees, shrubs and path. I have been sick a lot the last two years so I spend a lot of time resting and looking out at that view. It is actually lovely except for the few things I have to screen out. I have gotten a lot of great ideas here on GW and elsewhere. One thing about winter is that it gives you a real appreciation for forms and spacial relationships. When all the leaves and plants are lush with growth I don't notice mother natures architecture nearly as much.


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That is a beautiful setting. Love your gazebo, but you can keep that cold weather. I like my zone 7, even though it is a bit chilly lately all over.

Thanks for sharing.

Suzq


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Love your gazebo. I think the hood with posts would look great.


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Very nice setting. Love to come have a cup of coffee and enjoy it!!
Like the rest I vote for posts.


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