Anyone that knows me knows my inability to be still. I haven’t been able to get into the house to get anything done because the floor re-finishers have been sanding and staining the floors. I took this opportunity to work on exterior. First we power washed the house and had the exterior newly stained and trim repainted. Hubby got out his tools and replaced the antiquated brass door knob, and installed my new Door knocker –Ella Door Knocker
Then I got to do the fun things-Decorate the front porch. I love the low country charm that the front porch has to offer.
|Ella Door Knocker in Vintage Pewter|
The wreath is super easy to make. You can get a work wreath from Hobby Lobby, Amazon and a few other online sites. I have not seen them at any of my local Michaels. They look like pine Christmas wreaths but only have a few branches. You can also use a wire wreath and attach your material with pipe cleaners. There are Youtube video tutorials using both types. Just search Deco poly mesh wreath tutorials. I prefer the one with the branches, less steps and materials. I purchased the adorable key ribbon as well as all the other ribbons, the jute poly mesh and the burlap from Michaels. The entire wreath took about 30-45 minutes to make. This is twice the time it normally takes because there are so many layers of burlap and jute poly mesh. Burlap is softer then deco poly mesh so I needed more layers to make the wreath full. The initial is from a great store in Georgia that also sells from their Facebook Page Southern Landscaping Garden and Gifts
|The initial is from Southern Landscaping Garden and Gifts- I made the wreath from burlap and ribbon at Michaels|
|Outdoor Pillows from Pier 1
I decided I wanted a little table in front of the swing, so glad I did all three kids were sitting there talking tonight.
This is the patio set that was on our second floor veranda at our last house.
Not ready to tackle landscaping yet!