Front Porch Columns Home Depot

Front Porch Columns Home Depot

Alison Vinciguerra of long distance loving hadn’t had a chance to put front door decorations in her first Christmas in her new home. This year, she took part in our Holiday Style Challenge series here on The Home Depot Blog, though. We sent her some mystery boxes of Home Depot Christmas decorations, and let her work her decorating magic. Now her front door looks absolutely fabulous for the holidays. She shares some clever ideas for making the most of your front door decorations– including her easy way to “float” a wreath on the front door. After doing a complete back patio makeover this spring, I was thrilled to be asked back for another challenge this holiday season! Last year, we moved into our new home one month before Christmas. In that month, we scurried around to unpack before we welcomed our son, James. (He arrived two weeks after we moved in and two weeks before Christmas!) I can confidently say that decorating our home for the holidays was the last thought on my mind. We put a wreath on our front door and called it a day. It was a shame because our beautiful front door (seen below) deserved to get dressed up for the holidays! Thanks to The Home Depot, I finally got to do our home justice this year with new front door decorations for Christmas. Front Door Decorations for Christmas I was so excited to tear open the boxes full of holiday goodies to get my wheels turning for this challenge. (It really felt like Christmas morning!) First, I opened a box which contained this gorgeous garland. Each box after that got progressively more exciting. They also sent along a coordinating wreath and potted tree. I immediately started scheming what to do with these festive pieces! Potted Christmas Trees I have always been a fan of symmetry, so my first order of business for the front door decorations was to order a second potted tree to flank each side of our door. I also snagged a few more strands of garland to frame the front door and wrap around two of the columns on our porch. For an extra bit of flair, I also added a bit of burlap ribbon that I found at a local craft store to the trees. I did remove the faux feathers from the garland and wreath because they weren’t to my taste. What type of garland you display is up to you! LED Christmas Lights We have a running debate in our house about whether we are white light fans or multi-colored light fans. I am a diehard warm white lights fan. Thankfully, both the wreath and potted tree were pre-lit with this exact variety. (All I needed to do was add two C batteries to each!) I also ordered a few strands of these warm white mini LED lights. Since we have a curious little one who is constantly exploring, I chose LED Christmas lights because they remain cool to the touch even when they are lit. They are also much more efficient than traditional incandescent bulbs (no crazy power surges like the one in “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation”!). Last, but certainly not least, these lights have ConstantON technology – meaning the strand stays lit even if one light is missing or burns out. Hiding the Electrical Cords Speaking of lights, one of my biggest pet peeves is seeing excessive cords. Not only are they a tripping hazard, but they can also distract from your décor. I decided to hide the majority of the cords with this cord protector, which I painted to match our porch. I took home a handful of brown paint swatches and found one that worked best. The paint department at The Home Depot was able mix a tiny jar of my precise hue, which was more than enough! Using a sturdy utility knife, I cut the cord protector to fit the span between the front pillars and the outlet. It may not be the most glamorous DIY, but it does keep safety front of mind! Command Hooks and Fishing Line to Hang the Wreath Another essential tool I used when completing this challenge were Command Hooks. I placed one hook upside down on the inside of my front door. I then cut four pieces of nylon hanging wire, knotted them together, and threaded them through the wreath. I tied it off in the back and then hung the wreath on the hook inside the door. The end result? The illusion of a floating wreath! Removing the wreath hanger means the door still functions normally – without any excess clanking. I also used the Command Hooks to evenly space the garland on the front porch columns. Last but certainly not least, I used them to thread the twinkle lights from one side to the other – keeping them invisible from the front view of the porch. When I started this challenge, my goal was to create an extra festive space, which would long outlive this holiday season. With these classic holiday pieces from The Home Depot, the end result is one I know we can recreate for years to come. Alison Vinciguerra works in sales; by night, she pursues her passion for design — both in their home and on her blog, long distance loving. With Midwestern sensibility and New England style, Alison is working to make their new house a home. She lives in Rhode Island with her husband Chris and son James. Follow our Holiday Crafts and Ideas on Pinterest, for more Christmas mantel ideas. The Home Depot has everything you need to decorate for Christmas in our Holiday Decorations Department.
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Front Porch Columns Home Depot

Bring your creativity and green thumb front and center by freshening up your front porch. If you have a small porch, focus on the walkway. You may have a bit of yard space that’s somewhat isolated from the rest of your yard to play with, or you can use the green space framing your porch. Use this area to make a statement about what is near and dear to your heart with a creative piece of lawn décor. Do you enjoy expressing yourself with decorative flags? Attach a flagpole to a nearby tree or porch column, or erect an independently standing flagpole and plant a small flower garden around the pole’s base. For birdwatchers, you (and your house cat) will enjoy the flurry of feathered friends a bird bath brings. Set up a bird bath along your front walkway and surround it with bushes that produce berries to give the birds something to snack on. Adding a garden fountain will introduce a beautiful, moving element to your walkway, and can easily be complemented with lush greenery to create a hidden oasis. If you have a larger front porch, focus more on what to put on the porch than what you place around it. Start with a few pieces of patio furniture — learn what types are best for you here. Set a wooden crate near the front door to collect muddy shoes, preventing dirt and debris from being tracked into your home. To show off your green thumb, flank your front door and steps with decorative planters following the thriller, filler, spiller arrangement, and display a vertical wall planter or a collection of hanging baskets to squeeze as much living color onto your porch space as possible. Match the plants in your hanging baskets with similarly colored bushes around the outside of your porch. No matter the size of your porch, you can add a personalized touch with a monogram door knocker or address plaque. Install lighting along the front walkway to safely highlight your path to the front door, and consider replacing your old porch light with something more suited to your personality and safety needs. The Home Depot offers everything from gas lantern lights to motion-sensing security lights. Don’t stop your makeover at the porch — you can extend curb appeal all the way down to your actual curb by planting a simple mailbox garden. Learn how here. 
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Front Porch Columns Home Depot

Details Make the Most of this Small Apartment Balcony Small patio? No problem. These little details will have your patio spring ready. Budget Friendly Weekend Patio Makeover Transform your patio into the perfect space for sunny days spent with friends and family! Grill & Chill Patio Makeover Find out how to transform your patio space this season into the ultimate grill and chill outdoor space! 3 Patio Layouts for Entertaining These three separate patio entertaining spaces are all on a single patio. Each space– for outdoor dining, living and lounging– is comfortable, practical and lovely. 5 Easy Tips for Hosting Your Next Backyard BBQ These five easy outdoor entertaining tips will help you make the most of your patio or deck this spring and summer. Starting a Patio Space from Scratch A new home lets you start your outdoor space from scratch. What would you put in your new outdoor space? Here’s some inspiration. Creating the Perfect Patio Oasis Here’s a patio oasis that’s ready for just about any temperature– from hot and sunny to chilly. Check out the gorgeous photos from this backyard in Texas. Decorating Small Spaces for the Holidays Do you have big holiday ideas but a small space? Check out this guide for decorating small spaces for the holidays! Colorful Christmas Decor Stay up to date on holiday trends with this colorful Christmas decor guide! Creative Ways to Present Gift Cards Check out these creative project ideas for giving Home Depot gift cards this holiday season. DIY Industrial Console Table Using PVC pipe instead of iron pipe is a great way to save money on a pipe project. DIY Paneled Staircase Take a look at how adding paneling made this staircase look absolutely smashing. We’ll show you how the paneling was installed, too. DIY Stocking Box Holders This step-by-step project will show you just how easy it is to create your own stocking box holders for the holidays. Classic Front Door Decor Courtney Clymer of Lifestyled Atlanta shares three must haves to make your front door pop this holiday season. Christmas Front Porch Decor Ready to bring holiday cheer to right to your small front door this season? Pick up some ideas from this inviting front porch Christmas decor.

Front Porch Columns Home Depot

Front Porch Columns Home Depot
Front Porch Columns Home Depot
Front Porch Columns Home Depot
Front Porch Columns Home Depot

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