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annamal16 wrote:
You should sell cards with this picture! This is gorgeous! Better yet, sell pictures of this! - Breathtaking!
     Comment   April 22, 2013
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bikegrl23
Can you pass along the name of the landscape company? I have a similar door and am planning to do some landscaping next spring. I am in the GTA Ontario.
November 12, 2013 at 4:56am     
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Rooms & Blooms designed the landscape. We are a full service Interior and Exterior design business located in Waterdown Ontario. Please contact us if you would like us to work with you on your landscaping. This time of year is a great time to start the design process and then when the spring comes you can be first in and enjoy it the rest of the summer. email: info@roomsandblooms.ca or see our website www.roomsandblooms.ca
November 12, 2013 at 5:29am     
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carolss wrote:
Garden door protection - Is this door wood or metal? How could a wooden door be used like this & be protected from the elements?
     Comment   February 17, 2013
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This was one of two original exterior doors off of an 85 year old house. The other is also used as a gate on the other side of the garden. The doors have been finished with marine grade exterior paint.
February 18, 2013 at 10:20am     
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triipsik
I asked from paint shop how to cover a bench that is year-round outdoors. They suggested tinted primer to be covered with colorless boat-varnish. It did last for solid 10 years of snow and rain included. So this summer will do the same job and next 10 years will follow :)
March 30, 2013 at 11:14am     
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Mike Kingori wrote:
Want to build - Need a good design of 3 bedroomed bungalow high roof with master bedroom lofted with a balcony
   Comment   December 5, 2012
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Hi Mike,

Would like to help out, but that is not what we do. I suggest you look up an architect or architectual designer.
December 6, 2012 at 12:31pm   
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dzimmerman53 wrote:
Could you please tell me what is the Brand and Stain Color of the fence??
     Comment   November 19, 2012
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The fence was built with pressure treated lumber. There was no finish applied.
November 20, 2012 at 4:43am     
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youcansing
I've seen a recommendation on another picture on houzz about using a product called LifeTime to achieve this look within a short time, a couple days. I believe the website is Valhalco.com. The product looks awesome, and its non-toxic!
December 6, 2012 at 6:45pm     
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suzhooper wrote:
Brick install? - How are the bricks layed. They look as though they were just naturally installed. Thanks. Gorgeous.
   Comment   October 13, 2012
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These are old clay bricks found on the property. The bricks were dry laid in the soil.
October 14, 2012 at 4:08am     
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momvo
I like this idea but for the top of my drive way with maybe french doors... LOL or even "dutch" style bottom....pieces!
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206davisrd wrote:
What is the door size? Is it a 2'6" x 6'8"?
   Comment   October 2, 2012
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The door, one of two found in the basement of our old house, was original to the house. This one was used as a side entrance door to the basement and is an odd size - 32" X 73".
October 4, 2012 at 5:26am     
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Christa Anderson
I absolutely love this idea....I have several spare doors I've been saving and I think one of them could be perfect to replace my rotting gate
June 16, 2014 at 7:21pm   
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must_love_dogs wrote:
About how tall is the fencing in this picture? - We are looking to fence in our backyard, but I'd like something a little different (plus we have 2 growing BIG dogs)
     Comment   September 17, 2012
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Dear, Must_Love_Dogs,

The fence is four feet tall. It was initially installed to keep our Golden Retriever, Reilly in the yard and to comply with local by-laws as we have a 5,000 gallon Koi pond in our backyard. The design was completely utilitarian and is now enveloped by a privet hedge. The door, found in the cellar of our century home, is original to the house and was always meant to be the design focal point. I'm certain you can come up with a more attractive design for the fence if the plan is for it to be visible. We never intended it to be seen. The door is now surrounded by the hedge which leads to a woodland garden.

Cheers, Rick
September 17, 2012 at 9:42am     
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Nikki Enterprise wrote:
Wood color - Which type of color should be used for exterior wood articles?
   Comment   August 14, 2012
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Hi Nikki,
There are several factors to consider.
1) What the article is; i.e., furniture, fence, door, accessories, etc.
2) What landscape style you are trying to acheive; formal, natural, informal, edgy...
3) The kind of wood being painted; cedar, pressure-treated, ipe, etc. (It doesn't make sense to paint out the beauty of some woods).
4) Most importantly, what makes you happy when you sit in the space!
My own yard is a woodland garden, therefore I leave most, if not all wood surfaces in a natural state so as not to distract the eye from the feeling of being out in the forest.
If you are trying to create a space with more energy or want a funkier style, go ahead and paint items such as chairs or tables with whatever pleases your eyes. However, if you use your space as a place to retreat and relax, too much colour will create the opposite effect. That being said, adding a pop of colour to one or two articles such as the door in the picture will add interest and draw the eye to that feature or entice the viewer to explore another part of the garden. When decorating your outdoor space many of the same rules apply as with inside the home. Just think of your garden as a room without a ceiling.
Cheers, Rick
August 15, 2012 at 6:19am     
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Nikki Enterprise
Thanks....
August 15, 2012 at 9:43pm   
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Lisa Jones wrote:
Love everything, especially the old door. Great job!!
   Comment   August 8, 2012
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mspolonia89
I just want to compliment your brilliant door idea, I will be doing it at my house in CT. I have 100 year old doors in the attic I didn't want to throw away, now they will be used. Ohhh I'm so excited!
April 18, 2013 at 8:25am   
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Thank you very much. It is great to put something to use that has been lying around for years and especially something that BELONGS to the house!
April 18, 2013 at 5:51pm   
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brookstime wrote:
no question,just a comment how beautiful is this
   Comment   April 23, 2013
myspunkygal wrote:
Older homes - Do you have photos of older colonial type and semi modern homes?
   Comment   April 14, 2013

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Erin Lang Norris added this to 12 Inspiring Garden Gates
Framed by an arbor and fence, I almost missed the fact that this gate is actually an old door! The bricks beneath are a delightful touch, and it's quite possible that they came from the same resource as the door. Tip: Check your local ReStore for interesting salvageable materials that can be used in your yard.
Rebekah Zaveloff | KitchenLab added this to 12 Great Fences and Gates
The pattern, line, scale and spacing of the boards and type of wood make fence design possibilities as endless as the imagination. I love the clever use of an interior door missing its glass panel used as a gate in this garden.
Dytecture added this to Old Doors, New Charm
Garden gate. Instead of the box-framed fence door, consider reusing an old door to create a charming entry for your garden. Add a wire mesh where the glass would be for more security.More: Repurposing ideas from the author of Salvage SecretsSculptor Turns Screen Doors Into Art
Beth Woodson and Kristy Harvey added this to How Does Your Garden Entertain?
Maybe it's the Southerner in us, but making garden party guests feel welcome right from the start is crucial. A gorgeous gate like this can't help but make a partygoer feel special. Top it off with an elegant wreath or ribbon to make the welcome even warmer.More garden gates
Margie Grace - Grace Design Associates added this to 11 Seductive Landscapes That Lure With Less
What lies beyond this garden gate? The glimpse of red foliage draws the eye into the garden, and the lawn seems to lead beyond it to the left, inviting the viewer to explore.
Every room needs a doorway, right? Here is a full-size door, inserted in a humble wooden fence. Its presence heightens the sense of entry into a verdant side garden. There's even a stone threshold over which to step. This is a beautiful way to add a sense of mystery and encourage anticipation for anyone approaching the bower inside.
Portals, entrances and transitions. When there is no distant or territorial view to appreciate, you can conjure an interior view. Garden designers use visual tricks to draw and direct the eye — and you can adopt a similar strategy in your own backyard. Here, a full-scale doorway has been inserted into a fence. When open, it reveals a lovely scene within. With thoughtful planning and placement of plants, the designer has created a spectacular visual treat that invites further exploration. The fence and doorway may be entirely functional, but they define and frame the way one observes the garden.
Paintbox Garden added this to Artful Salvage: Old Doors Decorate the Garden
Here’s a great old door that marks a boundary between two different parts of a Toronto backyard. Maple and dogwood branches soften the opening, and the floor of the threshold is defined by bricks set into the ground. Climbing vines like honeysuckle, clematis or rose would be good picks for the doorframe, which has an extended beam.
“ … well fenced from the outside world …” Morris’ love of the medieval pointed him to the hortus conclusus (Latin for “enclosed garden") as the blueprint for the design of his gardens. The gardens were enclosed by a wall and had straight pathways surrounded by symmetrical beds overflowing with cottage-garden-style plants.Morris was firm in his belief that traditional wood and stone were the perfect materials for hard landscaping, as they help to link the garden with both the house and the surrounding landscape. He hated the iron fencing the Industrial Revolution had made more available to gardeners.

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