In the meanwhile, inspired by Knock-Off Wood, there are always some items that I come across and think, "I could probably make that." Often these items are cakes or cookies. Or sweaters, or drapes or crafty things, but occasionally I come across something really unique and lovely like this:
from ABC Carpet & Homes
I LOVE THEM!
And while I would love to buy them, right now our budget is directed at larger issues in the house, like.... redoing the entire electrical system or, say, insulation. But I do think that I could create something similar using this design as inspiration. So this goes directly into the "Sunroom" folder, as well as the "Front Porch" folder. Because I think these could go in either place.