This spring seems to be very different for many of us. One of the main reasons is that after such a tumultuous 2020, we’ve learned to take things for granted a little less. At the beginning of 2021, we were hit with record cold temperatures and snowstorms here in Texas that destroyed much of our greenery and left millions without power.
Spring became something to celebrate, and one of the main things I’ve learned personally over the past year and a half is to appreciate the small things. After a year or more of being home for so long, I know many of you like me are ready for change. I’m not sure what that looks like for you, but for me, it’s about embracing every season a bit more.
I remind both myself and my kids that “There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens…” – Ecclesiastes 3:1
This past year God has provided for us and kept us. We’ve been comforted and blessed regardless of everything going on in the world around us. This renewal and this “Fresh Wind” that Hillsong has recently sung about has been on my mind. So much so that it has inspired me in how I bring that to life in our home.
Once I completed my Spring Door Bouquet, I was motivated to make a few more updates to my outer entryway. Since I was also working on my front porch updates, I wanted to minimize costs and give the space a fresh look.
Here’s what I did to give my front entryway a new look:
I took inventory of existing items
- I evaluated the existing décor that I had at my front entrance. Nothing was wrong with it; it just needed a bit of an update.
I enhanced by layering in fresh pieces.
- Instead of purchasing all new pieces, I decided to layer in some new things, creating a different, fuller front porch.
- I made a front door bouquet that screamed spring! You can find my blog post with step-by-step instructions on making this here. I took our existing wreath, which I still love, and moved it to the inside of our front door to enhance our foyer.
- I added a larger outdoor mat (size 2’.5’’ x 4’.5’’) to go under the current one we had with our family initially. I did this to give a little more depth.
- For our welcome sign, which I’ve still got a lot of love for, I removed the bow, which had been there for about four years and was pretty worn, and replaced it with this small wreath I got in the value section at Target for $3. I used my hot glue gun to glue the leaves of the wreath down onto the board so that it’s secure and sturdy.
- Lastly, I wanted something to balance out the left corner of the door. I added a large (grand 41.25’’ size) lantern from Pottery Barn. I accentuated it with a few rocks I had leftover from my Outdoor Flower Decor project and a battery-operated candle from Bed Bath & Beyond.
By reusing what I already had, I felt good about adding to our outer front entryway and making it warmer and inviting for future guests.
If you have any questions on this project, please drop them below or contact me on my Contact Page. I would love to hear from you!