We installed a new front door, oh lets see… at least 6 months ago – probably longer.
It stayed unpainted, unprimed, and au natural until last week. We slapped a coat (or 3) of Behr Premium Ultra Restless Sea.
It was looking pretty good, but I wasn’t digging the glittery pincone wreath ever since my daffodils decided to bloom. I’m done with winter and ready for brighter, cheerier colors. I was thinking bright yellow or bright green.
First I swung by Hobby Lobby but they didn’t have what I wanted so off to Michael’s I went. I forgot my coupon – but luckily they had a 50% off all floral stems so it didn’t really matter. I picked up a grapevine wreath form, some vine looking floral wire and all the flowers I needed for around $25.
I thought about gerber daisies, those ‘talking flowers’ (please someone else tell me you refer to them this way instead of calling them snap dragons), hydrangeas – but the orchids were so striking that I couldn’t resist. Plus, they aren’t so feminine and dainty. They’re bold and bright. Just what a freshly painted front door needs.
At first I was just going to use orchids on the wreath, but I didn’t like how it left so much of the grapevine bare.
So that’s why I picked up the peony’s. And they match so well with the touches of purple like the center of the orchids. It was meant to be. In the next pic, the peony’s aren’t yet attached – I was just trying to decide which arrangement I liked better. the one above or this one:
(PS Check out our ‘new’ FREE barstools, also handy for wreath creating)
I really like how the peony’s kind of seem to soften the look while still keeping with the same bold color scheme. And here is how it looks on the new front door:
Yes, I am getting a new wreath hanger (or spray painting this one).
And because I’m working on the house tour, here is the old view from inside our house looking to the front door:
And here is the new view:
AHH! This place definitely has our stamp all over it – and I’m LOVING every bit of it 🙂