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~


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

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

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


  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

  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 ; )

  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

  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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