Hello, friends! We are renting a duplex while we will be building. It is half the size of our previous house, but it’s going to be home for the next 7-8 months, so we’re working with what we’ve got. Here is our autumn front porch:
I picked up a wooden crate at Joann Fabrics for $12.99-40% off coupon = about $8.00. I was going to make one myself, but then I saw this one and it was worth every penny to me for the time of not having to make one. I also grabbed some Minwax stain in weathered oak and special walnut.
I took the weather oak, added just a little bit of special walnut (probably about a 1:5 ratio?) and it was just the color I was looking for. I always use the cheapie disposable foam brushes for stain. And gloves. So you don’t go to the school open house and shake hands with the teacher with weather oak-special walnut-stained hands.
Another thrifty tip is to use tin cans (I found one in my pantry that was actually gold!) and just tie a piece of burlap around it for a little fall touch.
Welcome, fall! Now, let’s see if I can remember to water these mums…