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A Little Fix in the Sunroom, Plus a Sneak Peek

By Cozy.Cottage.Cute. on Sep 23, 2012

P.S. The pictures in this post are super grainy and terrible. It's been gloomy and rainy all day so it's technically not my fault. Oh, you forgive me? You're sweet. Let's be friends.
 
P.S.S. My blog header is under construction because it's sudden fuzziness was driving me crazy. Alex says he will help me fix it but I can't bother him right now because he's in the kitchen making me supper and if my wish comes true he might be making my all-time favourite sweet potato fries with chipotle dip. (He won't let me in the kitchen because he likes when his suppers are a surprise.)
 
P.S.S.S. I am still working on those questions and answers but my self-diagnosed ADD has dictated that I post about the sunroom today instead.
 
So, the sunroom. Awhile back I bit the bullet and ordered five tie-up shades from Pottery Barn to add some softness to the vertical blinds that we already had in there for privacy. I am still absolutely smitten with those tie-up shades and SO glad that I splurged to get them.
 
{Note: I had a reader email me and ask where I got the tie-up shades since they are not on the Pottery Barn website. So sorry I didn't reply directly but the email was lost somewhere in my inbox. :S As far as I know, the Pottery Barn shades are no longer available. Although when I was stalking them a few years ago, they disappeared off of the site and then became available again later on. So, you never know!}
 
Back to the shades. The extra rolled up fabric used to be straight, however over time started to sag like so:
 
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One day when Alex was taking for-e-v-e-r in the plumbing aisle at Home Depot (snore), I spied some wooden dowels as I was wandering around aimlessly. I bought five of them, took them home, and...... let them sit in the basement for months.
 
Until today!
 
I measured my tie-up shades and marked each dowel a 1/2 inch shorter. Alex cut them with his some-kind-of-saw and I re-rolled the shades with the dowels inside.
 
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Ahhhhh, much better. I know this isn't a huge project or anything, but it always feels great to cross a little something off of the list.
 
Now, here's for the fun sneak peek. In the summer, Alex, Coop, and I went on a little road trip and I hinted that I bought something AWESOME while I was in cottage country.
 
I ended up buying some..... antique corbels!
 
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I thought they would add some interest to the doorway that leads from the living room into the sunroom.
 
Today I took a picture to see how it would look. Yes, I had to be in the picture to hold the thing up. No, I did not brush my hair. Nor did I put on any makeup. Sunday laziness at it's best folks.
 
Anyway, here is the plain doorway:
 
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And here is the doorway with some awesomeness:
 
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I still have to give the corbels a good cleaning. I am debating whether or not I want to give them a spray with some sealer or not. Then we will have to figure out the best way to hang them up. I'm excited.
 
EXCITED!!!!!
 
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