It is officially Summer at our house 'cuz the Lem-o-nade stand was in full effect yesterday!
How could you pass by these cuties?
Okay, now the unofficial photo for marketing purposes. They only made $0.50 but they had fun and they are sooooo ready for Saturdays crowd.
Now that you know that summer is here, let's move on to the font porch. I love my porch but the fabrics are a bit worn and I have been trying all manner of setups for providing soft lighting for our evening talks.
Here's a close up. Not terrible but if I took a really, really close-up, then you'd see how much work this needs. Very faded and blah.
I am working on several projects for the porch to freshen it up on a budget so please stop back often to see them and to see the final "reveal".
I have asked Ty Pennington stop by to let y'all know. He's checking his schedule...
My lighting issue got solved about two months ago on the way to dropping of Big Boy at the middle School. I found a door sidelight on the trash in all it's honey colored goodness. At the time I wasn't sure what I would use it for but when you see stuff like this, ya' gotta grab and go. Just like at thrift stores, you may not have an idea at the time but when you see something super cool, BUY IT!! It will come to you, I promise!
I spray painted it with Rustoleum Oil Rubbed Bronze, as usual. I think they should send me a free case based on all the free press I give them about this product. It just rocks and looks amazing no matter what you put it on. So this got two coats, front and back.
Already looks better. Now how the heck did this become lighting you say?
Take a gander at it.....I call it the "Candaliere"
I love it!!! I was able to lay on the bed and read comfortably with my son while the hubster read his paper.
He wanted to take a picture of me standing on the bed and blowing our the candles! There was no way I was doing that in one breath, while the candaliere spun at an alarming rate of speed. I may have passed out....at least I passed out on a comfy bed =0)
Come back tomorrow to set a spell with me on the porch and find out how I made lighting from a sidelight. Ironic.
Always being renewed,
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