My garden is very casual and cottage style. I have fun creating separate “rooms” to meander through. And entering a garden through a gate is so romantic. Gerald built the picket fence in the garden, complete with a picket gate for one of the entrances.
I had two old iron twin headboards that have been in several places in the garden. One of them was used as a “screen” for the fireplace inside the house at one time. But I had wanted to use them permanently as gates in the garden, for two other entrances.
I have the vision, and Gerald always makes it a reality.
First we purchased the smallest size gate hinge kits we could find. Because of lockdown, we ordered them online. I wasn’t wanting any that were galvanized, because I wanted them to rust over time. Easier said than done. We found some that were zinc plated…I figured I could paint them if I didn’t like the finish. When they arrived, I was pleasantly surprised with the colour, and I plan on leaving them as is.
After installing the gate hinge on the bedframe, we soon discovered that because it wasn’t a typical gate, it was too small for the hinge. It really rattled around in there and was really difficult to maneuver.
So Gerald went to the barn and cut small circles out of poly 1.5 inch pipe, to fit down inside of the hinge. This kept the bed frame nice and snug.
I am so in love with my “new” gates!! I think it just adds an element of charm to the garden.
I hope this gives you inspiration to add an old bed frame to your own garden or space! As always, thank you so much for stopping by! Happy gardening!