What is it about fall that is so warm and lovely..........around our house it means leaving the screen door open in the evening to let the cool night breeze waft through while we cuddle up with a soft blanket and relax after a long day. Or sitting outside at dusk on the porch swing listening to all the night sounds that always sound different at this time of year.
Taking special care to decorate the front porch just as I would the inside of our home means a lot to me. I like to think of it as the first impression others will have of your house. And you don't have to spend a lot of money to do it. Take a look........
The first thing I did was build this chalkboard with 1 x 2's and left over bead board. I've always wanted a chalkboard like this for the front porch because it reminds me of the kind you see outside of cute cafes or boutiques. It wasn't hard to make at all and hopefully soon, I'll write up a tutorial for anyone interested in making one yourself. Total cost was around $15.
statement row of hooks, I thought I would incorporate some warm color into the porch by making an apple garland with real apples. Baby white pumpkins would also look great. I drilled a hole into each apple, threaded rope I already had through it and knotted the end. Then I coated the apples with spray polyurethane. I've heard doing that will slow down the rotting process, not sure if it works, but hopefully they will look nice up until it's time to decorate for Christmas.
After completing our salvaged bowling alley floor table, I needed to find a new place for our coffee sack ottoman, so, I sprayed on some fabric protector and moved it to the front porch.
Carla's Bewitched hat door decor hanging on a vintage hanger. So cool!
Here's a fun question.......do you all have a favorite holiday (any holiday) movie that you like to watch every year on that particular holiday? For us and Halloween, it's The Ghost and Mr. Chicken. I have seen it so many times that I could act it out in a one woman show. LOL What's your favorite?
I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!