Good things come to those who wait, no?
Well, that’s always a plus when you’re me,
because it seems like I’ve been waiting FOREVER
for this bad enclosed front porch to go away:
I have a vision, of course, thanks to our beloved internet.
(What DID we do, back in the olden days
before the bozoputer, one wonders?)
Anyway, this is what I have in my head, Dutch-colonial-front-porch-wise:
Don’t you love it? So charming + inviting!
Anyway, last week, the guys finally removed our naughty porch enclosure.
Here ’tis now!
Much bettah, am I right?
But check out that light fixture!
It’s a nice enough Craftsman-style charmer, I guess,
+ I s’poze it would look pretty cool, hanging above someone’s dining table.
Just not my front porch!
Here is our cottage-y replacement, waiting in the wings:
Of course, I’ve already pleaded with G.O. to take down that dining room light mishap.
But get this!
He insists that he has other, more pressing tasks, than taking down a bad light fixture!
How’s that possible!!??
Obviously, unlike me, HE is not mortified by the idea that passersby
might think we WANT that dining room light hanging on our front porch!
HA! Imagine that!
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On a related (sort of) topic, of course I’m already shopping for house numbers.
You see, they’ll go ON that front porch, eventually.
What I really want is a European-style enamel sign like this:
Something in Frenchie blue, perchance?
Love it! Done!
Pass me my credit card + get out of my way!
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Just in case there’s something even cooler out there,
I’ve been shopping on etsy again.
Look what I found, from a cool shop called Claysquared:
HA! How awesome is it, that they refer to the color as “frenchy” blue?
Is it just me, but aren’t these a modern version of the more vintage enamel signs?
What say ye?
This choice — between vintage + modern —
describes my design plan for our entire re-do.
Now that I think about it, it seems all my choices, so far, are of the vintage persuasion.
Would modern stuff be cool or hopelessly out of place?