I have spent the last few days fluffing my front porch for fall (say that 10 times fast). I normally just keep things the same from the summer and add a few mums and a fall wreath. However, this year, we have a big family wedding coming up in a few weeks and I wanted to really make my porch to look all fall-i-fied (i’m into “f”‘s today) and extra pretty for family and friends. I really spent more time out there then normal and I’m excited to share a few of the little projects that really made a fun difference.
For those of you who may have missed it, last spring, I shared a tutorial for how I spray painted all the furniture on my front porch and added all of the indigo blue that you see. This is a really easy and inexpensive way to really update a porch. If you want to find out more about how to spray factory finishes on outdoor furniture, you can find that post here.
So last week, I shared my DIY berry wreath on the blog:
This was such an easy wreath to make and if you’re looking for something easy with a pop of color, you can’t go wrong with just working in some berries into a grapevine wreath. Super easy!
So this fall, I am obsessed with gold. I have been spraying everything and kept eyeing my box of cheap plastic pumpkin buckets and just couldn’t help myself! I just had to see how they would look in gold and maybe it’s just me (probably is) but I just love how they turned out and I think they make chic flower pots and they are adorable with fresh flowers too:
The buckets were easy to do. I did however spray them with spray primer just to make sure the paint stuck well. I used my favorite gold spray paint, Rustoleum Metallic in Gold:
I also think I’m going to spray a bunch of pumpkin buckets in gold and fill them with goodies like fall decorating magazine and maybe a Starbucks gift card and give them for teacher gifts. You can pop off the handles and use pretty ribbon too! Oh, so many possibilities!
I am still so in love with all of the indigo and brown on my porch and I thought by incorporating pops of gold and orange/red, I could make everything work for fall. I had this beautiful gold feather pillow that I bought last year at Target:
As I put out my feather pillow, I got to thinking about how adorable my screen print bat pillow that I made last year would look if I painted it gold. Some of you may remember that screen print project last year where I shared the bat printable template for making the pillows. So here is what my bat guy looked like before I painted it gold:
I just used the new and oh so fabulous Sharpie oil-based marker in gold and just colored it in:
My bat is all chic now! I was thinking that I may dig through the clearance pile somewhere and pick up pillows with patterns and designs and just trace them in gold! So easy!
Since I live in the south, we don’t see much fall weather. In fact, there is a good chance that my beautiful ferns and everything else that I plant in containers will last through the winter. I use Miracle Grow Moisture Control dirt and I take all of my mums and everything else out of containers and put them in dirt. Because I do this, my mums will continue to bloom and bloom!! So if you live in the south and want your fall flowers to really last a long time, give that Moisture Control a try! It’s really great stuff and makes all of the difference!
Thanks all the fall fluff I have to offer today.. I’m moving into the house and going to do just a few things. Not sure what but I bet there will be gold spray paint involved!!
Have a great day friends!!
Jessie Holmes Springer says
Spray painting those plastic pumpkin buckets was such a great idea! I’m going to have to give it a try! 🙂
I love the golden pumpkin and the pillows are great! Pretty and halloweenish!
Such an amazing idea, Cyndy. Your front porch is beautiful. 🙂
Amanda Eck says
love it! that feather pillow is one of my favorites!
Love the front porch! Your front door…is it wood or painted? I love the look of it!
Please try a 5 gal yellow mum to bring out the yellow in the two plants by the front door. Yellow would also make your blues and red pop! You need something for a focal point and the yellow would also do that.
debbie j. says
Your porch looks beautiful. I am so glad you shared the oil-based Sharpie info with us. I look forward to trying it – do you have any tips on how to learn about great new products like this other than shopping. I am and have learned so much fab info from you.
Many thanks – take care
Looks great! I have those pumpkins too and love the gold idea. Also great tip about the gold pen! Thanks! Look forward to more Fall ideas.