Hello amazing friends!! It’s hard to believe tomorrow is the first day of Fall, but our front door and I are ready!
I am so ready for some cooler days to head our way, and not only did our front door get an update, I also added a little Fall flair!
We strive so hard to get that “weathered” look for furniture pieces and such, but this authentic weathered finish just wasn’t doing this door any favors.
Any guesses what color I decided to paint it before you scroll down to see??
Well were you expecting…
I bet you guessed blue, right? White?
I love a classic black door and it works well with the darker colored bricks.
I didn’t go all crazy with Fall décor, just a few things to welcome the season.
And to let people see that we are still going to be great neighbors even though we did this to our grass:
Yeah my hubby had to kill off all the weeds that had taken over the entire lawn to get it ready to seed. Still need to bring in some topsoil but he is almost there. You can see our competition across the street there. #Goals
So back to the pretty porch…
The door looks so much better now. This paint is Behr’s Exterior Satin Enamel in Black that I had mixed for our railings on the porch off the master at our old house, so for this project it was free!
It took two coats.
You can see I busted out some traditional Fall colors this year for a change. This wreath was one I shared the tutorial for back in 2013 and I still love it…
I thought the vibrant orange really popped against the black door. I hung my more neutral Fall wreath (see that tutorial HERE) on the door at our old house since it is still on the market.
I picked up a huge mum at our local garden center for $16 but needed a planter for it that would match my new front porch.
I wanted something like this but I did not want to pay$49!
Then I remembered I had left a couple of these that I found at Walmart a couple of years ago at our old house:
Spray paint to the rescue:
That worked out perfectly and I already had the spray paint! (Rustoleum in satin black)
The mum will bloom yellow so that will be pretty against the black.
I found the stool at a yard sale a couple of weeks ago already painted and ready to go…
So there’s my updated front door and a touch of Fall!
I still have all of this area to play with:
I’m keeping my eye out for a bench for under the window. We have a side porch also that could use some love. All in good time.
If you’d like to make a similar Fall wreath, you can find the tutorial for this one here:
Now if the weather would just take the hint!
I got all of the trim in my kitchen and hallway finished and today I am painting the walls. I am so excited to have fresh clean walls in these spaces!
I’ll meet you back here Tuesday to see what I did with these baskets!
UPDATE: Check out how cute these baskets are now HERE!
Wishing you a fantastic weekend, my friends!
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