Deck the Doors!
THANKS to Treetopia for providing the Christmas greens and sponsoring this week's posts!
Enter to win a Treetopia TREE, wreath AND garland at the bottom of the post!
Did you miss the other posts? Here they are!
Tour the Courtyard and see the GIANT Woodland Christmas tree set for Thanksgiving and updated with reds for Christmastime.
Check out my DIY Square Glass Glitter Striped Ornaments (say that 3 times fast!)
NOW. Onto the DOORS.Welcome to our home.
It is the first time I have ever decorated a double door, nonetheless decked it out for Christmas. I felt a bit of pressure to do that giant black door justice! First things first, the door got a new coat of black paint. The paint that was originally on the door was peeling and a little bit "blue", so I added a coat of black that has a nice brown and green undertone to it to highlight the stones and woods surrounding the house. The iron banisters outside got a coat of that same black to spruce them up as well. Here are some bad before photos that give you an idea of how rough things were when we first laid hands on this house:
Good bones though, right?
The ivy and weeds in the front beds met death or a major cut back in the form of gardening shears.
The door got decked out with a burlap bow. (Made with a Bowdabra by the way...those things are magic!)
The garlands and wreaths you see are from the Harvest Pine Collection by Treetopia,
but I totally think this door could have rocked the Biltmore collection as well. What do you think?
I also added a fun quirky bit to the front door in the form of this:
It is a fun little vintage mirror made by Gargoyle Studios out of Brooklyn and I found in a thrift store for 99 cents.
It hangs right at eye level so people can take a peek to make sure no broccoli is in their teeth or anything :)
Back to that garland though...
Grand, isn't it? Heavy too.
Here is how I hung it. I started with a line of nails that will stay on the door permanently:
Then, I hung the ends and corners of the garland with these handy strong wire loops.
The wreaths were even more simple.
Add some magnolia leaves to match the tree inside, hand on a nail and INSTANT FESTIVE CHEER!
Have you decked your doors yet?
Have you entered to win the wreath and garland AND CHRISTMAS TREE from Treetopia yet?