Like the rest of our house, the front door is a work in progress. When we moved in it was plain jane white. I have always wanted a cheery yellow front door so last fall we painted it. Well…I got the paint and my mother in law painted it for us while we were at work. I like that it’s yellow…but I’m not sold on it.
I do like that it basically advertises us as Steelers fans in this Ravens community! It is just brighter than I was picturing. I also want to switch out the hardware for something darker like oil rubbed bronze or something. And a more substantial doorknob and lock. Something like this maybe.
Or even better, this.
With a knocker like this.
Maybe with darker hardware the door won’t look so crazy bright.
In the meantime, I wanted to add a little interest. The front door is, after all, the first impression of a home, right?
So I made a wreath.
It was cheap and easy. Actually it was free and easy! I had a bunch of cardboard boxes so I cut two circles from it and taped them together. Why two? Just to make it a little bit thicker. Then I wrapped it in yarn.Then I made some fabric flowers.
I cut some strips of fabric (various sizes) and folded them in half…
Then I started folding the fabric (inward) and wrapping it around the “bud”…
Putting a dab of hot glue every couple of folds.
For now, it adds a little something and looks nice and colorful!
This project was way more fun than what we worked on this weekend. We totally deep cleaned the kitchen!