In the dusk of the day, when the sun starts to set you'll find me here, out on my deck.
I love my gazebo in the summer. And now, I'm loving it even more. I found this stunning lampshade frame at a salvage store while shopping with my honey this weekend. It's so graceful and curvy, I just had to have it. It was just the frame when I brought it home, and in my excitement to start making it look prettier, I didn't get a before picture. You will just have to imagine it - nakedヅ. I wrapped on some muslin and tied on some old fabric, then I attached some little grapevine balls I had around from an old light fixture. Using wire, I attached them at different lengths, and added a strand of lights.
I took down our old light fixture that came with the gazebo and hung this in it's place. There used to be a canopy on the gazebo, but it ripped in the wind. We had to take it off about a month ago since it was just flapping around. Then in a tragic turn of events, Kohls decided to no longer sell replacement canopies. I freaked out for a few weeks, stalking their website hoping they would get more in. I really didn't want to have to buy a whole new unit just for the canopy! Finally, thanks to the wonder of the internet, I found a place that makes replacement canopies for all the store brands - genius! I ordered a replacement and am expecting it this week. Then I can once more close up the screenhouse and bask in my new light fixture. ahhhh now where is my wine?