08 March, 2010

DIY Rose Arbor

Here's another weekend project I tackled. I found a picture of a rose covered arbor that I wanted really bad. It didn't look all that difficult, I figured the hardest part would be to actually get the rose to cover it. So, off to Lowe's I went.

 Couple of 4x4's, 2x6's later, I started laying it out like a puzzle.

I have to admit, I did need my husband's help to stand the sections up-they're somewhat heavy, but very awkward to manuever.

 Long story short-after a couple of hours work, with a break or two to gab with neighbors who stopped by to comment on the house and yard , it was checked off my to-do list. Alot of our neighbors have stopped by to tell us how they've enjoyed watching our home and yard being transformed. We are in an older heighborhood beginning to go through a revitalization. It's exciting to be a small part of it. One project down and goodness knows how many left!  I decided to mimic the lattice on the house, and added store bought embellishments for the corners. I tried making my own-not pretty. I think it would have worked if I had a scroll saw, however, I do not so on to plan B.  Hobby Lobby.

  I do plan on making a gate to attach to the arbor.  Maybe next weekend.


  1. This looks great. It will be really pretty when it is covered in roses! Good job! I love your house!

  2. Oh, congratulations on such a wonderful looking arbor! Aren't you the smartest one! I can just see it all covered and dripping with roses!
    Be a sweetie,
    shelia ;)

  3. Oh my word...I'm in awe. I wish I could jump into those kinds of projects...I must wait for my hubby. I love the embellishments that you added...well done!

  4. Wow, am I impressed! Good luck with the roses. I've had a terrible time with them and I think I'm going to go the climbing hydrangea and clematis route.

  5. Wow, everything you've done to your cottage is adorable. Lots of sweat and tears in that curb appeal.

  6. That looks great! Now what to plant to grow up and over. Thanks for shareing.

  7. What a nice frame to your walkway. It says welcome and come on in. Valerie

  8. That is so pretty, it'll look gorgeous with flowers on it.

  9. Wow that looks great, and you did it in one weekend, wow!

  10. It is so lovely. I am hoping my Hubby will make me one for our backyard.


  11. Great job! It looks wonderful.

  12. Nice job! Thanks for joining Timeless Tuesday.
    Paula Grace ~

  13. Your Etsy store is great. I have one, too, and really enjoy selling there. Congrats on getting an arbor built - it's a wonderful touch for your entryway!

  14. Hi... thank you for linking to our "Show Off Your Cottage Monday" meme.... you have such a pretty little cottage and I would love to see more of the gardens and inside too! ;)

    ps: would love to see our link in your list of memes... ;)


  15. It's perfect and lovely and adds tons of charm to your already charming home!

  16. What a wonderful job! You go girl!

  17. Love it; I'm so glad you are willing to tackle the project yourself! My husband groans every time I say I have a project in mind :) Thanks for sharing with Made it Monday! Jules

  18. You did a wonderful job - can't wait to see the photos of it covered in roses this summer.

  19. Lovely idea and a wonderful job sweetie!

    Now I can hardly wait to see those roses in the summer.., Sooo pretty!

    Please feel most welcome to also pop by to visit my blog!~ I have posted the dressing room shelves that my dear hubby and I built. ~I photographed the room this week as
    a back drop/ background, for My little, 'Tuesday Tea For Two', tea party.

    Cheers and hugs from Wanda Lee @ The Plumed Pen

  20. What a lovely arbor!!! Great idea with the metal!!! A scroll saw is a great tool, I used to have one and absolutely loved it. It reminded me of a sewing machine!!!

  21. that is so cute. I would love an arbor...

    I would love for you to link up to check me out saturdays

  22. that looks nice :) Happy Outdoor Wednesday!

  23. Great job! That is next on my to do list. I plan on planting bougainvillea to climb mine.

    ~ Tracy

  24. Following you over from Shabby Chic Cottage!
    I am a follower!
    Please stop by!

  25. Wonderful! You will enjoy that for years! Thanks for linking up to Thrifty Thursday and sharing this week! I hope you will come back to visit me soon. If you haven't already, be sure to enter the giveaway.

    Have a wonderful weekend.
    Tales from Bloggeritaville

  26. very nice!!!

    can't wait to see your climbing roses!!
    stopped by via the under 100 projects linky!


  27. I love this and i am bookmarking for a little "honey do". Thanks so much for linking up!

  28. I love that you made it match the porch. It looks like it should have always been there! Nice job with this project.

  29. My gosh! You sound like you are in a neighborhood much like ours! The homes around ours are beginning to change a bit. Not a lot but at least they are beginning to care for their homes. I must remember to take some pictures. When I moved there the house and yard were totally blank. Now neighbors slow down to look. It's a great feeling isn't it? :)
    What a great job you are doing on your trellis. I would love to have one of those. Our yard is different but I keep trying to figure out how it could be done. :) You've made my head spin with thinking on this and since I just pushed for the interior to be done...perhaps I should count my blessings and leave husband alone for a bit. A bit! :)
    I will be back to see the progress!

  30. You did an amazing job! Think how gorgeous it will be to come through that arbor when the roses have all matured!

    Thanks for linking up to Make it Yours Day at My Backyard Eden!

  31. Any chance you would be willing to share the color/brand of green that is on your garage door and shutters?

  32. I love your blog!
    Anytime someone is restoring or renovating their home...I am totally on board!
    I love all the pictures of your home in your sidebar!

    Thank you for becoming a follower of my little blog! It gave me the chance to come by and see your wonderful project
    Have a blessed evening...donna


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