Friday, October 14, 2016

Entry gates project before & after

Happy Friday!

Last night I was chatting about entry gates with a friend. 
Entry gates are a BIG deal...

The front entry is a big sets the tone of your home.
Bottom line, even if it's a door with a step, it's the entry!
 It's the first impression.
Your welcomed home everyday by it.
If you don't care what others think, that's ok ....but YOU deserve to have a welcoming entry.

I looked up the pics of before... Yikes, no wonder this house was on the market for soooo long.
I'm thinking buyers couldn't get passed this un-invitng entry to the property!
Trust me, my vision was overload & confused!

Here's a recap on the before & after of our entry to the property here at the French Farm house.

We found out the stone columns were hollow & the little stone walls were only stacked with out cement to hold them together.

We would have to tear it all down & reconstruct.

The columns had extension walls built to intersect the new fencing.

Once the columns were complete, a temporary gate was installed to keep our dogs in. 

Here they are in the shop, a first look at the shape. Exactly what are sketch called for.

This was our first time having something fabricated from steel. The raw steel was super cool, but would rust in a minute.
Our projects have always been solid wood material and painted. My husband did a awesome job building those. {Link to see those at bottom of post}

Fit was excellent. We went with 2 motors to power these big heavy gates.

Finally the welcoming entrance this property should have!

 We love how elegantly both gates slowly open, the motors  are super quiet. 
Nothing makes me smile more than spotting our dogs sitting at the top of the drive waiting to welcome us home!

One more project completed & one step closer in the making of our French Farm house.

A Holiday photo from last year... 

A beautiful weekend to you,
xo, me

I'm on Instagram - Casual Loves elegance
Trying to remember to post!

Link to my site and the beach house that shows our wood fences 


  1. Gail...I LOVE this, love what you did! Now i WANT TO SEE THE FRONT DOOR, please.

  2. It looks fabulous, Gail! Your new stone wall is incredible and the gate the perfect complement. Happy weekend!

  3. It's breathtaking my dear, so stately with such a grand entrance of importance to the property.
    Love the holiday Garland


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