JUDY LAKE IS A LAMP-SHADE MAKER.

Country Sampler's Upstyled Home - - LIVING IN OUTDOOR SPACES -

She care­fully crafts vin­tage ma­te­ri­als into stun­ning works of il­lu­mi­nated art, so the dec­o­rat­ing of her store’s front porch wasn’t that much of a stretch. Out­fit­ted with old fur­nish­ings, clever ideas and her fa­vorite fab­rics, it comes to life as a liv­ing space from late spring to early fall. “I started with pink paint. It seemed to fit the build­ing and makes a soft and sub­tle back­ground for a mix of an­tiques and found ob­jects,” Judy says. “I like to eat lunch, visit with friends or craft a lamp shade all out in the shaded open air of my friendly pink porch. The space has ev­ery­thing needed for cook­ies or cheese and crack­ers, a nap in the sun or shade cur­tains to beat the heat of a warm sum­mer day.”

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