Perfect Pergola

Something was up with my Google Account, and I was unable to post comments on blogs FOREVER! 

I’d type up my super witty, well written and intelligent thoughts and then be in some endless loop of User Names and Passwords, but TODAY, I found the solution.  It feels so freeing!

And now that I’ve had time to figure out my comment-posting problem, I decided it was time to share our best summer project so far: a Pergola.

We added some patios, a sidewalk and landscaping a couple of years ago to the backyard, and there was this one spot where the hot tub is that was missing something. After much discussion, contemplation and wine to boost our creativity, we decided a pergola was the answer.

Never one to use a plan, Ryan started researching and found this inspiration piece. (I don’t have the source-if anyone recognizes it, I’d love to know to identify and try to thank these people!)


In just one weekend, it went from THIS



Perfect Pergola




Perfect Pergola

We looked all over for some kind of template for the Ogee edges, but to no avail.  I ended up hand drawing them on a piece of cardboard and tracing them onto the beams.  AND Ryan let me use the scroll saw to cut some of them out.  It was quite thrilling for me!

Pergola detail ogee

All in all, a relatively easy project, made easier with two people working on it, and we love it!

Linked to Met Mon.


  1. It looks great!
    I've been begging my husband for a pergola all summer!

  2. I have 2 comments:
    1. I got caught up in that same whacky Blog Purgatory and lost my witty amusing remarks, too, then I switched to Google Chrome. what did you do? It could happen to me again.
    2. I love pergolas and did a whole post on my dream pergola. Yours looks marvelous darling.

  3. Thanks for visiting and leaving your sweet comment on our new kitchen. We also have heated floor in our main bathroom and love it. I think you did a great job on your pergola. Very nice! Pamela in Canada

  4. Gorgeous pergola! I ♥ how that turned out Ÿ

  5. How beautiful! Your back yard is so pretty and inviting! I am curious as to how you fixed the blogger comment issue, I've had the same thing...which is why I'm leaving you a comment under annom!
    Have a wonderful week!
    Dee Dee

  6. Wow! What a transformation! Looks great!