Before and afters . The before are on the left and the after are on the right. What a difference, right? So clean and the gate is my very favorite part. No more make shift gate. This new baby is sturdy and pretty. We even added a latch to the house to hold the gate open if we want to. It ended up taking about 18 hours to do the whole project and most of those were my hubby working alone while I cut kids hair, did laundry, etc. I felt a little useless the last day but I did help a bunch on the gate. The post of brick is all him. I love it. Best of all it is done!
Now to convince myself not to take on any new projects before we leave fore vacation and my upcoming surgery. It's so hard but I am loving living with all of our hard work. For now I am making caddy's for cleaning supplies. Spring cleaning the house and getting ready for some time off.