Thursday, September 8, 2011

Fall Wreath and Front Door Redo!

Our front door was so BORING!
It did not add anything to the curb appeal of our house and it was time for a change!
This is what it looked like before:

When I decided that I was going to paint the front door, I was also inspired to make a fall wreath. So off I went with all 3 kids to the fun :) and got some supplies.
I found a great chunky wood frame from the craft section and spray painted it white.

Next I found a J for James and some moss and then I got out my hot glue gun.

I know this is all pretty self explanatory, but then I just hot glued the moss all over the J...

I could not figure out how I was going to hook my J onto the frame because I could not hang it onto the frame... then I saw that the backing of the frame was just a very thin piece of wood and so I figured I would paint it and then glue the J on.
Striped just seemed very "fallish" and very much my style so I painted very simple and very imperfect stripes onto the wood. It really does not matter if they are super straight or crisp because the letter will cover most of it up.

Then I distressed the white frame with some brown ink... to give it texture and character.
And then I just put it all back together and hung it with some orange burlap on my freshly painted door...
I am really so in love with how it all turned out.

It gives our house so much more character and helps it to stand out.

Happy Fall!!!!!


Megan said...

Looks fabulous, I love a painted door!

Ash said...

CUTE! I love initals & burlap!!! Your door looks GREAT!

Ann-Kay said...

Looks fantastic! I love that orange burlap, it's such a nice pop of color

Emily said...

Came over from Craft-O-Maniac and I LOVE your wreath!! My front door is bare as well so I may have to give this a try!!

Karen said...

So cute! Love anything with burlap! Great job:) New follower!!

allison @ said...

Hey there! Love the wreath! Saw your feature on Under The Table and Dreaming! High five lady!
So glad to get to put your face with your name and super awesome blog!