Our front door has never really come together the way I would like and it has been kind of neglected and unloved.

But I decided this fall would be the time to finally pull together a welcoming entrance to our home.

fall front door decor

This is where I started, snore snore bore bore.

fall front door decor before 2

I do have flowers out front, but I keep them on the walkway so that they can be watered by the rain. If flowers have to depend on me, it doesn’t usually work out so well.

Hopefully the mums I have added will make it. I did actually water them yesterday so that is progress.

These are the items I started with – a rusted old pumpkin candle holder, three rusted candle lanterns, an extremely rusty and dirty old birdcage and a metal thingy-ma-bob.

fall front door decor beforebirdcage before

I have no idea what the metal round thing is suppose to be – my daughter’s best guess was that it held propane tanks which I thought was a good guess.

I however looked at it and thought it would be great to hold wood for the fireplace right by the front door.

fall front door decor 5

The birdcage now holds gourds and a ominous crow to greet trick-or-treaters.

halloween bird cage

The milk can was spruced up and mason jars and candles were added to the lantern holders.

fall front door decor 3

With the addition of mums, pumpkins and gourds…

fall front door decor 4

I finally have a front entrance I can be proud to welcome family and friends through.

Tomorrow I will share how I went from the pile of junk up above to the warm welcome it all became as part of our…

Fall in Love with Spray Paint Link Party.

To learn more about the other ladies' projects, stop by their sites, but here are their sneak peeks as well..

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I am sharing this at Jennifer Rizzo. And at Craftberry Bush

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As always, thank so much for reading.

October 11, 2012 — Laura Putnam