It's the first day of spring and I am so excited! I've been waiting for the opportunity to take some of my decor savvy outdoors. As a new homeowner, I get so excited about taking on projects on new parts of my home. This time, I spruced up my front door. I'm a firm believer that your front door sets the tone for your home from the time guests step onto your property. Why not welcome them in style?
I don't know about you but I am FEELING this look! Can you say #fancy! Yasss honey!! I'm going to show you how you too can achieve this look. My front door project consists of several components:
1. Diy Monogrammed Grapevine wreath
This was one of the first things I made for my home. To me wreath's are like jewelry for the door. The hydrangeas scream spring and the grapevine anchors it well. And of course, because I am the monogram queen, I added a hand painted wooden "L" to mark my house with my family name. I'll post a video on how I made this on the blog soon.
2. Layered mats (& Diy coir rug)
After doing a lot of digging around on Pinterest and Instagram, I found that I really loved the layered mat look. The bottom, black and white rug I bought at T.J. Maxx. To my surprise it was the perfect size for my small front door step. It's a soft, woven rug and I paid only $16.99 for it.
The top coir rug was a plain rug I bought at Target and I painted "cute shoes" on it. I saw these rugs on Etsy and I just loved them. I want every person who steps to my front door to feel good about their shoes. But these rugs were selling for almost $40 on Etsy, plus another $17 or so for shipping. To me, that's too much to pay for a rug. Y'all know me, I love to save money. My philosophy is, why pay a lot of money for it when you can make it!? So I bought a plain coir rug and some acrylic paint at Michael's and voila! It cost me about $12 to make it. I will do a separate blog post to show how I made the rug and will provide details on where I found the lettering template (shout out to "Your marketing BFF" for it).
3. Satin nickel handle set
When I bought the house, the front door handle was a basic round handle and deadbolt in gold (oh, how I hate gold!) Plus it was all rubbed off. Ugh - it was hideous. I had to change the locks anyway, so I threw that thing in the trash. I found this door handle set on amazon and I just love it. I mostly love the classy elegance it brings to the door. When guests come over, they are definitely going to look down at your door handle - give 'em something nice and clean to look at and grab.
4. Modern lantern
I wanted to give some more height and dimension to the front step so I decided to add this modern lantern that I bought at a sample sale at the Home Depot for $12! I haven't added a candle yet, lol. And maybe I won't. I have lights in my front yard, so maybe it's not necessary.
5. Simplicam video doorbell
This last piece is not decor per se, but I think it is stylish compared to the plain non-smart doorbell that was there before. Plus, I get to see who is coming and make sure no one tries anything funny with my decor, lol.
I'm so proud of myself in putting this door together! I'll admit, I now stare when I drive up to the house. Makes it feel more like home.
Do you have a cool front door project that you've done? If so, please share it with me!
Until the next adventure,
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