Who: Lou A.
Where: Jamul, CA
It came out looking better than what we first envisioned. We just wanted three arches on the wall you see from pool. Then things seemed to happen on their own. More arches popped up on the other walls. The project just evolved, ending up with 13 arches. The only two things we didn't do ourselves were the countertop and the stucco. We put adobe brick patches on the wall and made adobe "falling" brick walls. Found a stucco company that knew the style we wanted—that old California Mission look—and fulfilled our vision.
Who did the work: I did most of the work myself.
Cost: $10,000 to $25,000