Fall Front Door Makeover

Our front door has never really come together the way I would like and it has been kind of neglected and unloved.

But I decided this fall would be the time to finally pull together a welcoming entrance to our home.

fall front door decor

This is where I started, snore snore bore bore.

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I do have flowers out front, but I keep them on the walkway so that they can be watered by the rain.  If flowers have to depend on me, it doesn’t usually work out so well.

Hopefully the mums I have added will make it.  I did actually water them yesterday so that is progress.

These are the items I started with – a rusted old pumpkin candle holder, three rusted candle lanterns, an extremely rusty and dirty old birdcage and a metal thingy-ma-bob.

 fall front door decor beforebirdcage before

I have no idea what the metal round thing is suppose to be – my daughter’s best guess was that it held propane tanks which I thought was a good guess.

I however looked at it and thought it would be great to hold wood for the fireplace right by the front door.

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The birdcage now holds gourds and a ominous crow to greet trick-or-treaters.

halloween bird cage

The milk can was spruced up and mason jars and candles were added to the lantern holders.

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With the addition of mums, pumpkins and gourds…

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I finally have a front entrance I can be proud to welcome family and friends through.

Tomorrow I will share how I went from the pile of junk up above to the warm welcome it all became as part of our…

Fall in Love with Spray Paint Link Party.

To learn more about the other ladies’ projects, stop by their sites, but here are their sneak peeks as well..

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I am sharing this at Jennifer Rizzo.   And at Craftberry  Bush

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As always, thank so much for reading.

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  1. alright, i will come to the front door now! :)

  2. It’s really beautiful! What a great use for your metal thingymabob–love the wood in it!

  3. Gorgeous welcome to your home! Love it!

  4. Lisa~A Cottage To Me says:

    Great entrance decor! I agree with your daughter on the thingymabob…Smart girl she is! Very Welcoming!

  5. What a fabulously welcoming entrance! And I’m with you on the survival rate of flowers on the porch …

    Looking forward to tomorrow’s party!



  6. Gorgeous! Like something out of Better Homes and Gardens!

  7. I love this, Laura. What a welcoming front door~it makes one imagine coming inside to a crackling fire, a good visit and a cup of hot chocolate (or tea or coffee!) Good job!

  8. Your porch looks amazing. I love the stacked wood – I pinned it to remind myself to copy you….hope you don’t mind.

  9. Are. you. kidding. me?! I hope you plan on dressing up as Harry Potter for Halloween because you work MAGIC! This is the loveliest and most clever fall porch ever. (And the wood holder has to be my favorite.)

  10. it is awesome! I love all the cool vintage elements that you brought together and look so cohesive, rather than a hodge podge. PS read your post at incourage and enjoyed it a lot-our family is also going through our own spiritual journey, mainly triggered by our girls starting in Christian school. It’s been interesting to see where this has taken us, and will be interesting to see how this evolves for our family.

  11. It looks fantastic Laura!!! I am ashamed to say I still have my summer decor, shells and sand out, I just haven’t gotten into fall, and it’s my favorite season!

  12. Laura,
    Your fall porch makeover looks so great. I just love all the items you painted. The wood holder is very clever. Such a warm welcoming look.
    Have a great day.

  13. Your porch is amazing….I expect to see it soon somewhere is a magazine…it is that gorgeous!!!

  14. Love the contrastts. Firewood . . . baskets . . . color . . . lantern. So very cozy, warm, and inviting.

  15. I love this! Gorgeous, gorgeous!

  16. Absolutely beautiful!!! The colors are beautiful and I love the metal thingy ma bob!! LOL!!~~Angela

  17. SOOO lovely and inspirational!! Thanks for sharing.

  18. Spot on with this write-up, I honestly feel this site needs a great
    deal more attention. I’ll probably be returning to
    seee more, thanks for the information!


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