Sometimes you need that lil’ something. I’ve been feeling that way about my front door. It needed SOMETHING for summer.
My latest adventure started with a plain wood frame and some keys from the dollar bins at a craft store that I already had. (Basically, I looked around the house for a bunch of “free” stuff.) TIP: All shapes and styles of wood frames are available at craft stores.
I spray painted them the trim color of my house. (following the all the safety rules of spray painting of course) Then I taped off a chevron-like pattern. I know everyone has moved on to herringbone but I just happen to like this pattern. I use 2 inch strips of painter’s tape and measured 1 inch in between each row.
Then I spray painted blue on top. I like the blue – it’s a color that’s on my pillows and my lantern that I have on my front porch currently.
I pulled the tape and attached a picture hanger upside down to the back of the frame to hang the keys from. (I also attached a couple of felt circles like you use for the feet of chairs to avoid the frame banging on my door in the wind.)
I power stapled on a piece of ribbon to hang the frame and….
Not too hard. Not too fancy.
Just a lil’ something…
Do you have any lil’ somethings that you decorate with in the summer?
Click on these thumbnails for some of my other front door projects!