A Col­or­ful Wel­come

Glass adds sparkle and di­men­sion, per­haps even color, to the garden, and it holds up well.

Old House Journal - - Salvage It - By Brian D. Cole­man

The Vic­to­rian house in Seat­tle had a cramped side yard, with just a nar­row, 48"-wide path be­tween the house and the neigh­bor’s fence. But this was the gate­way to the nicely man­i­cured back­yard. The home­owner wanted to add an in­vi­ta­tion to pro­ceed, and maybe a bit of sparkle. One day, as he poked through the base­ment of a lo­cal sal­vage dealer, he came across a cen­tury-old iron arch—and it was four feet wide. In­set with pretty but not precious col­ored-glass pan­els, it would be per­fect as both a fo­cal point and an en­try­way to the rear garden.

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