Happy November! I’m excited to share with you our simple fall front porch that I easily transitioned from Halloween to Thanksgiving with a couple budget-friendly finds from World Market.
Pumpkins are the perfect seasonal decor from late September through November, so I knew going with that theme would give me the biggest bang for my buck. And I had to have a cheeky doormat to go along with it. When Chris and I were brainstorming what it should say, I eventually blurted out, “Hi, Pumpkin!” real sweetly and we both started cracking up. Now we say it every time we come home.
I used this super high quality, thick coir mat from World Market and stenciled on the words. I promise the hardest part was making sure it ended up centered–I just played with the stencils (I used these that are just over 2″) until there was an even amount left over on each side.
Using a foam brush and exterior paint (that’s important!), I dipped my sponge into the paint, blotted the excess onto a paper plate and then pushed the paint, in an up and down motion (going side-to-side on such a textured surface could get paint under the stencil real quick), into the mat right over top of the stencil.
Isn’t the result so cute? I’m happy to say it has withstood foot traffic for the last few weeks and still looks good as new.
Up top, we traded our Halloween cobwebs for two lovely, live olive and eucalyptus garlands, that smell so amazing, I couldn’t think of anything more I’d rather greet our guests with this season. We’ve had it for a few weeks (and used it as a table runner, garland swag from our chandelier and over our door), and it still looks beautiful even though it has dried out some. I can tell it will last us all month, without problem.
Let’s call the wood-cut leaf garland swagged across the threshold the cherry on top.
For more information about our front door, click on over here and you can create the full look we did here with the links below. What would your doormat say?
No. 1 Birch Candles | No. 2 Wood Leaf Garland | No. 3 Metal Lanterns | No. 4 Checkered Door Mat | No. 5 Olive and Eucalyptus Garland | No. 6 Basic Doormat | No. 7 Lace Duck Boot | No. 8 Letter Stencils | No. 9 Cardigan
Ps!! World Market launched their Golden Llama Treasure Hunt! Each day until November 22, 2017, five golden llamas will be hidden throughout the store. Daily clues will be shared through social media and online and customers are invited to search for a golden llama in exchange for a reward coupon valued at $20, $50 or $100 to be used for merchandise in stores. That’s over $1 Million in Total Rewards! For rules and how to play go to www.worldmarket.com/hunt.