Repurposing an Old Gate


Hey, y’all! Welcome back to Sweet Sorghum Living. Today on the blog, we are throwing it back to a Sloss Castle project–one of my favorite repurposed projects. So, grab a good cup of coffee and sit a spell with me today as we chat about repurposing junk.

If you’ve been following along with my house adventures,ย  you know that Sloss Castle was a hot mess when we bought her. She had all kinds of junky gems hidden under a thick blanket of leaves…and one of those treasures was an old, chain link gate.


I have a confession to make. I love old, rusty junk. It calls me. It gets me. We get each other. The hubby knows about my love affair with junk. He gets me. I also love flower gardening and being outside in my gardens. So, the hubby had the grand idea of combining both of my loves together into an arbor for the wisteria vine I was trying to tame.


At first, I was going to leave the wood and gate in their natural colors, but they just faded away…I couldn’t have that!ย  So, paint to the rescue.




Whew! Looking back over these photos is making me tired! Bless it…We conquered and tamed a lot at Sloss Castle,ย  and I’m so glad that Hathorn Hall is not a hot mess! I’m still trying to figure out HH’s odd spaces…and waiting on inspiration to strike…but thank goodness…the hubby and I only have to personalize her and not give her a full body–inside and out–makeover!

Thanks for sitting a spell with me today as we chatted about my love affair with junk. Go out and find a junky treasure to call your own *smile*

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