Little Shoppe Project

Hello all!  Thanks so much for all your suggestions on my new iPhone!  I haven't gotten to check them all out, but I will!  I realize it has been so long since I have shared photos of the shoppe.  And, I am not doing that today since I decided late Sunday to move everything (note: ironstone platters make great substitute furniture movers when you are too impatient to wait for your Mr. to help.)  However, I will show you a little project that I came up with for the Mr. to complete.  That is usually how it works.  I will see something... for instance this section of fencing the Mr. picked up:


Now... in my head I flipped it... like this:


Now, I see potential to block the blasted sun that shines through the front windows and bakes the shoppe in the morning.  We had some plastic-y plantation shutters that I had the Mr. take down when we opened.  We still have them on the side windows and I don't love them. 

SO, in true me fashion, I immediately called the Mr and explained to him what I wanted.   He came in and sketched this out:


He is good at reading my ideas and sketching them out.... I scribble rather than sketch. I told them there had to be an odd number of panels... that was super important.  I am an odd number gal.

So after the sawing and the painting, I got the striped awnings that I have always wanted for my little shoppe.


They are way cuter than the dust loving shutters!  I am planning on adding my logo to the windows underneath.  


They are fun and rustic, but not too whimsical.  Now, I just have to convince the Mr to make me 2 more and take the shutters down.... those shutters are heavy though, so it may be awhile.

Okay, pinky promise that once I get this chaos organized into something presentable, I will share some photos.  

bye for now~

11 comments:

  1. Love all that you do! Thanks for inspiring us all!

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  2. SOOOOOO CUTE!!! What an awesome idea!

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  3. Love this idea! And it's so cute too!

    Holly

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  4. Really cute idea and looks great. I need to stand on my head occasionally. It lets you see things differently.

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  6. Oh, what a cute and creative idea!! Love it, and it is so unique, and adds such character!! Thanks for always being so inspiring! Happy week to you! ox Heather

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  7. Girl.......that is so cute! However did you hang them? I wish I lived closer cause I would love to visit that sweet little shoppe of yours! Have a great day, and keep posting! Makes my day a little brighter ; )

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  8. What a great idea!! Are they hung at an angle like a real awning or straight down? Either way, LOVE IT!
    Kris of Cricket Acres Studio & BarnLoft

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  9. oh I love love LOVE these!!! you totally have me thinking of doing this in our office where we have a vintage beach vibe going on. I need to redo the window treatments because they are too formal now. I love how your mind works, Michelle!!

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