Let’s talk about my latest obsession
from this past week’s Fixer Upper project,
a.k.a. The Baby Blue House:
Like I’ve said before, their landscaping is always wonderful!
However, that’s not the reason I find myself obsessed right now —
Did you notice the metal awning over the front door? YUM!
There were no photos of it on Joanna’s blog,
so I snapped a few from my TV.
The awning project originated from that part of the show when this happens:
1. Joanna meets the homeowner,
2. Joanna shares that there’s $$ left in the budget,
+ 3. Joanna gives the him/her three different design choices.
Looks like the awning cost $2800. Your thoughts?
That seems a tad high to me, but remember: I have G.O.,
who can do everything himself.
Meaning — yes, please!
G.O., won’t you make me an awning for our Dutch colonial?
Our back door would be the perfect spot!
Oh, wait. There’s a problem, + yes, it’s our light fixture.
Looks like the Dutch colonial is not going to have its highly-coveted metal awning!
Not so fast, though!
There’s always plan B, which is code for: our next house!
DON’T TELL G.O. I TYPED THAT!
Anyway, hold that thought + come with me, back to Pinterest.
This house has our siding + our black door color.
Next, here’s one of my all-time favorite houses:
Please go to this talented designer’s blog:
Meanwhile, here’s a close up:
I think those light fixtures are identical to the ones I chose for our garage!
Hampton Bay Outdoor Cottage Lantern — $29
I feel so good about myself, right now!
Now let’s have a look-see of some more photos, shall we?
But first, a disclaimer.
It’s at this point where the sources get a tad sketchy,
meaning I’m not sure who pinned what.
However, I can tell you that most came from this British company:
People. Go there.
Once again, you’re welcome.
Meanwhile, check out this simple yet stunning awning:
It’s even better with a flowering vine climbing up + over it:
2 awnings, no waiting (below)
Please notice those beautiful blue Delphiniums!
The roses + lavender are some of my favorites, too.
There were so many wonderful examples
on garden-requisites website,
I had to just quit, before my blog post was too long!
Last but not least — for all you fun seekers out there —
is this shabby awesome or just shabby awful?
I think it’s fun, + I also think I wish I could remember who pinned it!
And lastly, one more awning.
If you can’t afford to hire Fixer Upper to give you a $2800 awning,
look what you can get for a mere $345.88 from Wayfair.com!
I think that’s doable, don’t you?
Thanks for reading — and go see those websites + blogs I suggested!
Tell me what you think!