Our house doesn't have much curb appeal.
We've been focusing on renovating the interior and the back yard took a lot of our energy and money this summer so I haven't given much thought to the front at all (well I DO actually think of it constantly but until it's painted and some windows are replaced I kind of just dart in and out and try not to look at it very much)
I painted the interior of the door - but never got around to painting the other side - you know - the one that every single person in the neighborhood sees as they walk by? It's faded and blotchy and really crying out for a makeover.
But I've yet to see a door that didn't look nicer with a wreath on it.
I mentioned in my last post that I don't decorate for Fall on the inside ( or very little anyway ) but I DO try to do a little on the outside - I live in a 4 season climate after all ( whether I like it or not )
I think probably everyone has a Christmas Wreath ( or 2 or 3 or 15 - I'm obsessed with Christmas Wreaths)
and it's SO easy to convert one of them into any seasonal wreath.
I bought all the foliage and berries from the dollar store and just poked them through ( there's a couple of twist ties where it didn't cooperate with me ) and ended up with a pretty welcoming fall wreath that can very easily be converted back to a Christmas one when THAT season arrives
I started with this - it's one of those sparkly glitter ones - but any kind will work since you're covering most of it up anyway !
Not only is the below wreath selling for 83.99 ( cdn ) on Amazon - it's also temporarily out of stock ( 'tis the season of Fall wreaths don't you know ? ) It's gorgeous - but I can't justify spending that on a wreath when the entire outside needs a makeover................
And when I can create one for under 15.00
I can see now - through the photos - that I still need to " tweak " a couple of areas - but you can see how easy it was to create, right? A simple can of spray paint ( in orange or gold or red ) could even take it one step further so that the background isn't noticeable at all - for me it's fine
I picked up the wreath years ago at a garage sale for 3.00 - keep an eye out for them because they can so easily be transformed.
As a diy'er - how on earth did we ever even function before the dollar stores came along?
For a few extra dollars I FALLified the mailbox too
I hung all this up yesterday - even though it was 33 degrees here in Montreal ( a little under 92 degrees American ) with the humidity because I had the items on hand and I simply can't wait..............for anything So it looks like July everywhere except my front door -
And that's it.................the fall foliage is mixed up with summer flowers - hopefully it'll be so confusing to passer-bys that they won't even notice how badly the building is in need of repair
Ok folks - Miss Sodapup wants in
And I may or may not have a front door to paint !
Have a wonderful day everyone !!!
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