A Welcoming Entrance

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We’ve decided to start small before jumping into the larger renovation projects for our house, and sprucing up the front entrance seemed like the natural place to start.

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There were already some lovely features, such as our mail slot next to the door, so we knew it just needed a few adjustments to look complete.

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We liked the idea of adding a hint of color and pattern to the blank space right above our front door, so we created a stencil with a floral pattern and mixed some old acrylic paints to get the colors we wanted.

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We love the feel of autumn, and the browns of the house are complimented nicely by a seasonal rustic wreath. When searching for a wreath, we noticed that most pre-made ones were very large and heavy on fake leaves, so we created a simpler one using a variety of pieces found at our local crafts store.

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A more overt reference to the autumnal season are the many squash that we put out on our front steps.

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Its so much more fun to choose a variety of shapes, sizes and colors, rather than stick with the typical orange pumpkin. In the winter, these will be a welcome addition to our dinner table.

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The house was already full of charm, but we love how these additions give it a personal touch. We also look forward to mixing up the look for each season.

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2 Comments on “A Welcoming Entrance”

  1. […] to tackle the bigger renovations. These small changes, such as stenciling a simple design over our door, redoing our chairs, and putting together a guest room have made a big difference in their […]

  2. […] main part of this project was creating a stencil that was similar to the one we used over our front door. The curved surface made this process a bit […]


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