Heather Brown
Heather Brown
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  • Topeka, KS

Fall Front Porch & Copper Door

3 Materials
$16
1 Days
Easy

I wanted to redo my front porch for fall for less than $20, so I put the family to work Saturday. Here's what we've done so far...
fall front porch copper door, Before
Before
First I removed everything from summer, including the screen door, to begin with a clean slate. My fresh husband began taping my windows to paint with my stepson.
fall front porch copper door
We used paint from a previous project and painted the door dark red-orange.
fall front porch copper door
Meanwhile I found green spray paint in the craft closet and put my stepdaughter to work on the planter. Teens love spray paint!
fall front porch copper door
In my college daughter's room was a mass produced canvas in muted fall colors. No one liked it.
fall front porch copper door, Blah
Blah
I got out some craft glue, rhinestones and acrylics and reworked it to make it pop.
fall front porch copper door
Then I hung the finished project on the porch.
fall front porch copper door, Ahhhh
Ahhhh!
I reworked a summer wreath by attaching a fall garland over the top of summer flowers with wire. A hot glued orange pumpkin brought it all together. I did the same thing with the flowers, leaving in some spring (pinks) and putting more fall colors around them. I grabbed a 9 cent pillow (seriously!) from my pillow stash and popped it on the chair that I need to recover someday (after the neighbor's cat stops sleeping in it at night) πŸ˜‚. (It would help if my hubby stopped feeding it CREAM!) Then I put out a fall leaf, moved the summer doormat back in place and kept the blue summer lantern out because it lights up at night 😍.
fall front porch copper door
But it looked crowded and funky.
THEN I remembered that I originally wanted to paint the door COPPER! So I went out and BOUGHT the first thing for this project: Rustoleum Hammered Copper Paint, and repainted the door.
fall front porch copper door, COPPER
COPPER!
After that I began texting my mom, a gifted artist and decorator for help. I'd change something then send her a pic and we'd talk about what was wrong and what was working. Here are a few vetoed arrangments:
fall front porch copper door, The rag rug
The rag rug 😳
fall front porch copper door, Without the pop of blue
Without the pop of blue 😞
I went through several pillows, several pumpkins and a lot of rugs. The pillows were too busy, the pumpkins were too orange, and the rugs were to wild or too small!
Finally we settled on the following photo.

P. S. There are still a lot of porch projects to do before this redo is completed. I plan to redo the house numbers, find the perfect floor mat, repaint the railing and metal chair and recover it, paint the concrete (faux brick, stone or perhaps even try the wood roller project posted on Hometalk)! Etc etc, the fun never ends...but sometimes the buck stop here πŸ˜†.
fall front porch copper door
fall front porch copper door
The poinsettias light up at night

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