Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Front Door Makeover

While in the process of updating the curb appeal on our house I decided to work on painting the front door to look like a faux wood finish. It didnt turn out too bad....

The original door (front side) was an aqua blue-ish (ick) color that I just didnt like.

I had previously painted only the inside a chocolate brown (seen below)

Now here is a picture of the "new" wood grain door, and of course I just had to add a cute burlap wreath to complete the look

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Milk Can Planters

So we are in the process of updating the outside of our house. It will be painted in a couple of weeks and I will be painting the front door to look like wood grain and we will also be staining the concrete.

In anticipation of the update, I wanted to find something cute for the front porch to sit on either side of the front door in front of the side windows. After scouring Pinterest for hours, I decided on using old milk cans as planters. I found a couple of new milk cans, so I got to work making them look one. One was originally blue and the other was red. First I added some dark brown spray paint, then added a bit of cream with a hard dry bristle brush, then lightly sprayed a bit more brown over the cream so it wasnt such a contrast, then I took some sand paper and scuffed them up. I added some dirt to help keep them from tipping over in the wind (and it helped to anchor the floral stems) and added a burlap ribbon. Unfortunately, now they are too heavy and I can not get them out of the wagon myself. Oopsie... Anyhow, here they are. Once the porch is all finished, I will update a new picture of them in their new home.