Don’t you love shopping the house?
And the attic.
And the barn.
And the side of the road.
They totally have the best prices.
Almost as good as Dillard’s.
Like last week when there was this amazing sale in the Dillard’s shoe department. There was the cutest pair of yellow heels that was calling your name and even though you might not really have any yellow outfits and it is about to be fall (totally minor details)….the shoes were on sale for the best price and you decided that yellow was so going to be your color for 2014 and so you bought them and brought them home…..
…..along with four pairs of their best shoe friends.
And now you and your front door are on a budget. 🙂
Five Budget Fall Decorating Ideas For the Front Door
(or how I shopped by house so I could wear cute yellow heels in 2014)
Number 1: Add a frame
I bought this frame at a yard sale for $1.00 and stuck it in the attic and forgot about it.
Love a wreath with a frame.
Good thing I went shopping.
Number 2: Add an old door
We had an old door that was left over from a renovation project.
I wanted shutters for either side of the door.
And then I shopped for yellow heels and shutters were not in the budget any more.
So we just cut the door in half vertically.
I love free old doors that make everything look like it has a little more character.
Number 3: Shop the garden
This garland is from the dollar store.
About three years ago.
I added dried hydrangea to make it look like it never met a dollar store in its life.
Free….free…oh wait…free. 🙂
These lanterns are hanging from the ceiling.
They are left-over from a Christmas display.
I just added another hydrangea in the center.
Number 5: Make a pumpkin topiary
I made this pumpkin topiary from two random non-matching pumpkins.
(which are way cheaper than matching ones)
The pumpkins are attached together with wooden skewers left over from a disastrous cake pop project.
I put the topiaries in old pots from the back porch and I pretty much shopped the house for everything else.
If you’re decorating for fall and you bought some yellow heels, too and you’re on a budget….
…..you might try shopping the house.
It’s a wonderful place.
Everything is one-of-a-kind.
I mean….after all….you know the owners…..
….and they always have a great sidewalk sale. 🙂
PS For some more amazing design ideas….wait until you my friend Cynthia’s new blog series!
She’s decorating the house of an Emmy winning director and producer and she’s posting about it every step of the way! You can follow along here.