I thought I would give you a peek of what decorating I've done on the outside of the house. Lord knows it's not much. We live in a great neighborhood, in a small house on a corner lot.
I painted the shutters this past summer, I can't remember whether I told you that or not. They were a washed out blue-green color original to this 12 year old house. I spray painted them black and painted the front door black as well. You might think I'm crazy, but I took Daisy here as inspiration! I was nervous about painting the shutters black, but I thought to myself, if this color pallet looks good on a beagle, it will look good on the house. That's no joke! See for yourself:
How perfect! So the next time you need inspiration on changing the exterior of your house, take a look at your dog, it just might be the answer you need!! Ha ha! :)
I hung a wreath on the big window and I made swags for the shutters.
These are the same type of swags that I have in my Etsy Shop.
I put several stumps along the walk way, they look cool by themselves, but I will be putting my glass vases with candles on them this weekend for a little gathering we are having.
Can you see what this little snowman is made out of? It's an interlocking paver! I bought it at Cecil Floyd Arts and Crafts festival here, I think it's a great project and the artist even personalized it!
More stumps and vases by the front door. You might remember the 'junk drawer' I found at Barnyard Days this fall, I laid some small logs and slices in the bottom, and hung a chalkboard platter right above it. I made a wreath for the front door too.
I added some pine and berries to soften everything up.
On the right hand side, I tied up three logs with ribbon and added some pine and pine cones. You can't see it in this picture, but a small 3' tree is there too.
Here is an evening shot, you can see the little tree now. I put some lights around the door and that's about it! I customized my colored lights to red and green and clear. I just took out the blue and orange light bulbs and bought enough replacement bulbs to fill in with red and green and clear!
Isn't it pretty all lit up?
My monogrammed doormat still holding up.
Thanks so much for stopping by! I have a wonderful outdoor Winter Tablescape posting early next week featuring another camp blanket and these great stumps, I can't wait to show you!