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Crazy About Awnings!
I had a dream for a while (although my family thinks I’m crazy) to have an awning in my living room. I do this quite often—I have an idea in my head. When I’m looking for a special piece, often I’m not sure of what I want exactly, but I know that I’ll know it when I see it.
While on my way home from Houston, I stopped at an antique store to waste some time. I had made it through all the rows (because that’s how these cute antique stores are organized) and there on the last row I saw it! It was dingy white and dirty with leaves caked in the cracks, but all I saw was beautiful!
I labeled every piece, took it apart, cleaned it, and then spray painted it black and white. Here it is in my living room! I can’t tell you how many friends stop by and say, “Wow, how cool!” I flash a smug smile at my family.
Recently, I found another awning for $15 so I snatched it. Never mind that it rattled the entire trip home from antiquing in Louisiana! My car companion wanted to kill me, I think. It was in the same condition, and I followed the same steps. This one went on my shop!
Other great places for awnings would be inside over a window or over a vanity in a bathroom! Can’t you just picture it with me?—corrugated metal! I’ll blog about that one when I find it, too.
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