|San Antonio Sage|
These are two gates that the previous owner had specially made from wood they had shipped over from Spain and is well over 150 years old, and are very thick and heavy. They were just another feature that I feel in love with when we were looking for our new home sixteen years ago. I'm not totally crazy about the hardware other than the round handle...we may need to change that. So, wanting to change things up a little before summer hits, I found the pictures below those of a blue door on a building in Mexico, and the other in more green tones, and I am considering putting that on our gates. It's several layers of different colors to achieve the look and color and for as far as the green door, I would make it much softer in color, not so deep. My husband on the other hand, is a bit more indecisive because of their age, and he thinks we should keep the integrity of the wood. Though, I did tell him we can always have it removed because it is just going to be a very light layer of paint, not a stain, more of a wash of color, and will be easy to remove. They are extremely textured, not just a flat wood gate. I love color and since we live on a private style street, only 8 houses and very much full of trees, foliage and natures beautiful colors, I want to add a pop of color to the neutral color of the home. Any ideas???
|This is the Double Gate of the Southside of the Home, Facing West.|
|Single Gate, though taller than the other, it is on the Northside of the Home, Also, Facing West. And, yes, the bamboo needs trimming, but it's so tropical looking there, I like the look.|