~ Awning Creation at Lady Butterbug® Home ~

I'm so excited to finally find a place for this awning in my garden.

What awning...I'm looking at old window screens!
Keep reading...

I was happy to find these five old matching screens
at a local shop.  Perfect chippy green paint and rusty old screen...just the look I like!!!
I attached two of the screens to the white fence as a backdrop to the
potting bench.

The potbelly back sink came out of my 1905 house in Van Alstyne where I
lived for 15 years.  The white feet of the potting bench are feet from a 1900
white enamel stove.  A local carpenter built the potting bench for me and attached
the cute!!!
The potting bench is painted in color French Linen...Annie Sloan Chalk Paint®.
Chalk Paint® is perfect wax is needed just paint.

I purchased this awning and four others and they sat on my driveway for several months taking
up a lot of space.  Finally I hung the largest one over the potting bench.
I painted this double wide metal awning with 5 colors of Chalk Paint®.
It has been waiting to be used somewhere in the garden.
I eventually sold the other awnings!!!

Now the potting bench has a cover and the awning finally has a home.

Stop by my Lady Butterbug® Shoppe in McKinney, TX. if you
are in the neighborhood.  I have many vintage architectural finds, gift
items, home decor items and of course Annie Sloan Chalk Paint®.


  1. I love it, Karla. What a great potting area and I'm a sucker for awnings and old screens. The sink looks great also.

  2. You are so clever! And, yeah, my Hubby would be glad if I cleaned out the garage from all the potential projects! Yours is great, it gives me more ideas!
    Have a great weekend!

  3. Hi Karla,
    It's always great to be connected with another Texas blogger!
    Following you back - and loving what I see here!

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