Fall Front Porch & Copper Door

Heather Brown
by Heather Brown
3 Materials
1 Day
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...
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.
We used paint from a previous project and painted the door dark red-orange.
Meanwhile I found green spray paint in the craft closet and put my stepdaughter to work on the planter. Teens love spray paint!
In my college daughter's room was a mass produced canvas in muted fall colors. No one liked it.
I got out some craft glue, rhinestones and acrylics and reworked it to make it pop.
Then I hung the finished project on the porch.
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) 😂. (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 😍.
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.
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:
The rag rug 😳
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 😆.
The poinsettias light up at night
Suggested materials:
  • Rustoleum Hammered Copper Paint   (Hardware store or Amazon)
  • Recycled decor   (Around the house!)
  • Rhinestones   (Amazon)
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  • Anne D Anne D on Nov 19, 2020

    love the copper door.


    What type of Brush did you use to apply the paint ?

    Thank you so much.


  • R R on Sep 14, 2022

    Fresh Husband? So was he a brand new husband?

  • Jan Jan on Sep 16, 2022

    What was the first color you painted the door, before the copper?

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  • Flipturn Flipturn 3 days ago

    Yes, the first arrangement definitely looked crowded and funky.

    The second one is more toned down, and warmer looking.

  • Sonia Jones Sonia Jones 2 days ago

    Love the door color and everything. Nice popping colors for your porch