This is a project hubby and I started last fall but I never showed you until now because the mulch wasn’t down or the perennials planted. Hubby brought this huge rock home from the next door neighbors farmland. It’s so heavy the bobcat wouldn’t lift it he had to push it with the bucket all the way home. When he got it there he plopped it right next to our front porch. I never like it there so I asked him to move it to a better location. It’s sorta like interior decorating, you have to try it in several places until you find the right spot.
I decided the right spot was near a bend in the drive and it’s the first area you can spot the cabin from. The rock was nice and all but I knew it needed something more. My wheels started turning and I decided our name needed to be on the rock.
I found the rusted metal letters on Etsy, and thought they would go perfect with our surroundings and style. Next it was hubby’s job to figure out a way to attach them to the rock. I did ask the shop owner to drill holes in the letters before he shipped them, and he did just as I asked.
Hubby used a drill with a diamond bit, made the holes in the rocks, and screwed the letters to the rock. I added the birdhouse, the solar lights (I love the look by the way when I come up the drive at night, it illuminates our name perfectly), and a few perennials. Daisy’s are planted up front, Blackeyed Susans on the back side of the rock, and Hyssops on both sides.
It makes for a fun, unique entrance marker. So far there’s no bird nesting in the birdhouse, but I hope one takes up residence soon.
Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend everyone.