Woo hoo, it's done!
It's been raining on my little diy striped awning all day long, I considered bringing it in. :)
It feels kind of like having new shoes and it rains the first day you wear them!
I've always loved the charm of awnings, and have wanted to add one to the front
of our home for awhile, it's fun driving
around the block over and over by and seeing it.
I wouldn't have ever considered diy-ing one, but having a diy blog has certainly propelled
me to think of ways to diy anything!
Fun pictures today and the tutorial tomorrow...
I didn't realize how bad those evergreens look till now, they've been in
there for at least five years, they're getting ripped out tomorrow.
Let's focus on the awning - I had my sweet neighbor come over and tell me what
it needed, she thought a softer relaxed look was better than tightly stretched over the
frame, and it made the buckles I was fretting about disappear. Unfortunately, I'd
already taken out the seams, and tried adding drapery weights trying to find a solution.
I went back and looked, some of my inspiration awnings have a relaxed look to them,
with soft wrinkles here and there, that was all it took for me to be finished!
A few of you asked if we're planning to leave it up year round, I think it has a
summery vibe that doesn't fit with our Colorado winters. We also like to decorate for
Christmas and I can't quite picture it with lights and garland. So, we'll be taking it down.
It will be fun tradition to look forward to bringing it out each spring.
Looking out from inside, and a close up of the corner that sent me in search of retail therapy. :)
Stop by tomorrow for the details if you want to try one for your home!
Click on title for the tutorial: