Before hanging up my WELCOME sign ( that I have adored for a couple of years dangling on my old porch) I realized it was a very stark white, and the letters I touched up last summer were almost too perfect. It looked out of place on my new porch, so I decided to mess it up a little.....
This is one of those times when the result looks better than I had pictured it.
I just wanted it to look darker, but the smudgy stain started to look like natural wood, with the painted finish looking like old vintage chipped paint. I can not wait to get it up on my porch now!
And since I am still gathering (hoarding) things I love to look at and to group and display everywhere possible, I had no room to make my husband put away his eye candy either, so we kept the best of his collection in the antique crates for display in the "man room"
constant dusting aside (isn't that what kids are for?) I am happy with the way everything came together
This fun gas tank reminds me of one that is in my great-grandparent's past, so I am especially happy to see it on these shelves.
I am going to find a way to bring this photo into the space.
A reminder of a simpler time....
but no less enjoyment for the day we live in today
especially when we surround ourselves with things we love
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