Easy Door Decor

Easy Door Decor

INSPIRATION:

I love Pinterest! I can browse forever.

When I saw this picture from Domestically Speaking I immediately pinned it to my TO DO list. I knew that I already owned a similar basket and this would make such cute and easy door decor.

UPDATING:

My basket had been hanging in the dirty, dusty basement/husbands workshop since we moved in over 5 years ago, so I took it to the kitchen sink and washed it. Then I took it outside and hung it out to dry. The unused and unmovable clothesline pole has become my spray painting assistant as evidenced by the blue paint visible on the right side. 

This basket once belonged to my Grandmama. Years ago, when my kids still lived at home, I used red and all the primary colors in my kitchen. This little basket hung by the kitchen fireplace. I eventually grew tired of using primary colors and now I am using softer colors, but with an updated color scheme, this tiny basket will be useful again.

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Home Depot has the BEST color selection of spray paints that I have found anywhere and that’s where I go when I need spray paint.  I had recently purchased several colors, so I found my trusty Rustoleum spray paint in Black Gloss, and in no time the basket was transformed.

The wind was gusting which made it so that I was trying to hit a moving target, so I ended up moving the basket in order to get it painted. My yard debris pile worked great to hold the basket still while I sprayed.

It didn’t take but a few minutes to get the red covered with the black. While it dried, I gathered my supplies.

SHOPPING:

I bought two bunches of hydrangeas from Dollar General and one bunch of something that trailed a little bit. I have no idea what kind of flower the trailer is suppose to be. The inspiration photo has a lighter color flower for the trailer, but I had to make do with what Dollar General had and this was the ONLY flower they had that trailed.

I have a stash of packing styrofoam, so I broke off a couple of small pieces and pushed them down into the basket.

Next, I decided that the hydrangeas were too plain. They were mostly blue and white. So again, I went through my Rustoleum spray paint from Home Depot and found spa blue and aubergine and lightly touched up the flowers until they were a more intense, deeper color.

DIY

The original blue hydrangea.

DIY

The updated painted blue and purple hydrangea.

Rust-Oleum Painter's Touch 2X 12 oz. Aubergine Satin General Purpose Spray Paint (6-Pack) Rust-Oleum Painter's Touch 2X 12 oz. Gloss Spa Blue General Purpose Spray Paint (6-Pack)

ASSEMBLY:

Then I used pliers to cut the stems from the bunch and started inserting each individual stem into the styrofoam inside the basket.

I am not an expert flower arranger, so I just tried to copy my inspiration picture. When I was pleased with the way it looked, I hung it on the front door.

Blue and Yellow are my favorite colors and I love the way the black and blue show up so well against my yellow door.

My only expense for this really cute door decor was for the 3 bunches of flowers that I bought for $3 each. I already had everything else I needed. And the whole project only took about one hour, which includes the spray painting and drying time. Just do very light coats when you spray paint, and if the wind is blowing like it was here, that paint will dry instantly!

 

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20 comments

  1. Lisa Hollowell says:

    What a nice touch for your door! And I love that you already had most of the things you needed. Thanks for the tip about Home Depots spray paint collection. I’m on the look out for a can of pink glitter spray paint. I have a cherub statute from the thrift store that is an old grungy gold color and I just think pink glitter would be too cute on it. I always am on the lookout for little angel or cherub figurines from the thrift store! 🙂

    • gwingal says:

      I don’t recall seeing glitter paint at HD. You might have to go to Michaels for that. But YES a pink glitter cherub sounds perfect! I love thrift store shopping. 🙂

  2. Laurie says:

    Turned out so cute! Love the new color and it looks fantastic on your door!! Pinned 🙂 Thanks for stopping by to party with us this week for Brag About It!

    • gwingal says:

      Oh Beverly, thanks for coming by and I love your basket too! Its given me ideas for a later update. 🙂

  3. Nina Newton says:

    Hello – I love your yellow door! I featured this post on my blog today at Vintage Mama’s Cottage here: http://vintagemamascottage.com/2017/05/04/favorite-things-spring-inspiration/

    It is part of my post today for this week’s Favorite Things Linky Party. I hope you can join the party again this week, I would love to see what you are working on now! Please stop by to visit me at Vintage Mama’s Cottage and say “HI!” Thanks for sharing this at last week’s linky party. Nina @ Vintage Mama’s Cottage

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