Tuesday, October 19, 2010

the bannister...but really more the front door

The bannister is almost done- you can see the color here- it started out as yellow (remember the yellow staircase inspiration?) but a few coats later and it somehow turned into orange- with a little yellow shining through.


Taking a look at the front of the house- it seems the navy blue door was sad and dull.....and since there was leftover orange paint...........


The door is so much happier now!


perfect for October (and November...and the other 10 months too)


Now the door feels as if she belongs with the rest of the house.


This wreath was easy, fast, and fun to make. Just cut out a cardboard wreath shape. Rip strips of fabric- wrap around and tape in the back. Make rosettes with ripped fabric or ribbon- glue-gun onto the wreath.

19 comments:

Laura D said...

Love the banister and the front door, but I especially LOVE that wreath!! Can you do a tutorial on how you made the rosettes? This is now on my to-do project list!

Stephanie said...

I recognize some of that fabric!!!! :)
I LOVE your door, it looks so much happier. The banister looks so cool too. Nice job!

Kim's Treasures said...

Oh wow, love it all!!! You are good!

Bethany said...

The banister and the door are awesome! Love them! And the wreath is really cute too....I want to make one now! =)

jen said...

Love, love, love the front door. It makes the entire house look so different.

Tracey said...

The wreath is fabulous!
You have such a happy
home. Everytime I visit
your blog I leave with a
smile. Thanks.

Brooke said...

Every change is for the best! I wouldn't have thought of an orange door, but it compliments the blue house perfectly! Love how the paint in your kitchen window looks just like stained glass.

Don't know what it is, but I can't get enough of orange in my own house this season. WARMTH! Love the staircase, and I'm quite certain I need to copy your clever wreath idea! :-)

Just posted pictures of my fall decorating. Wish I was a little bolder with color, but I'm getting there!

gailsgarden said...

LOVE THE ORANGE DOOR!!!

sarahssweeties said...

I love it! Beautiful house on the outside, too! It's so inviting!

gypsy@Hebrews11:13 said...

Love the "shabby" banister- I love seeing another color peek through a top layer. And your door is FAB-O!!!!!! I'm gonna try the wreath idea- I've been wanting to make rosettes FOREVER. Thanks for sharing!!!!!!

Karen@Candid Diversions said...

Love the door - so cheerful!

Emily and Evan said...

Our front door is orange too and I love it! Yours looks great! I can't wait to try making a wreath like that!!

Megan Walker said...

*LOVE* the front door - it's so CHEERFUL!!! :)

Hayley said...

Sara, I love your front door!! Love it! Orange is our color this year because it was our little man's color. . . you tempt me. The orange might happen to our door.

That Crazy Family said...

Oooooooh I LOVE LOVE LOVE the door! I told my hubby that the next house we have must have a red door, not sure why but Im simply obsessed with having a red door. Who knows!

meg duerksen said...

love the stripes on the inside of the door! so cute!

Kim @ Second Time Furniture said...

I adore how you painted stripes on the side of the door! Love it!

Kim @ Second Time Furniture said...

I adore how you painted stripes on the side of the door! Love it!

mrs.pabody said...

love the door, sara!!!!!!! <3