I think it's a good size for this door and doesn' t block the light coming into the room. Yep, I think the front door could use painting too--kept my mouth shut. I'm working really hard at this "letting go and being a good mother in law" thing :)
The next door starts out with the basic cheap and on sale grapevine wreath. I am giving a baby shower next Sunday and this wreath will be on my front door to welcome guests. After the shower, I will give it to the mom-to-be for her own front door for after the little one arrives.
I made the ribbon and attached things from the dollar store with a hot glue gun. The ribbon and theme are continued in the foyer in a cloche I posted here. It's so nice when you have the luxury of knowing the sex of the anticipated bundle of joy!
Finally, My front door--again. Remember above I said sometimes we forget to look at our front door through the eyes of visitors? After all, we seldom use them ourselves. I am guilty of this in a big way! When we bought the house, the landscaping was good for the most part. However, shrubs grow while your're not paying attention.
Before I knew it, the entry looked like this! Overgrown and unattractive! These were extremely difficult to prune and hiding my front door. I thought they might have to stay because they would be so hard to remove. Beloved didn't think it would be a problem-----
He sent someone right out! (that is actually a tree being removed, but the same big yellow whatchamacallit removed the shrubs too). I love this man, but I did not marry him because he knew his way around a hardware store or heavy machinery :)--no problem, same result!
This weekend we finally planted two much smaller American boxwoods and trimmed the nandina--huge change! I really think most of us could improve the curb appeal of our houses simply by PRUNING. In this case, at least, I think less was definitely more!
I confesss--I bought this wreath (1/2 price) and just added the pheasant feathers :) I was a little tired! Thanks for "coming to my door". Click on the butterfly button and you'll be back on Susan's doorstep!
I am also linking this to the DIY Showoff--Click here for more ideas!