Saturday, April 25, 2009

Front Door Monogram and Polka Dot Flower Pot

Your front door is the first thing people see and for many, the only thing they will see. Why not have it make a statement? Personalize it with a monogram and add a little flair with some polka dot pots. This is such an economical idea that makes a big difference!

This project was inspired by this front door I found on one of my fav blogs to check out...Reinvented (also featured on Today's Creative Blog). Her black and white theme is amazing, but my house is yellow so I went with navy blue. I also did mine on a much smaller scale because I had all of these items on hand.

Supplies needed for PolKa Dot FloWer PoTs:

  • Pots of any size
  • Acrylic paints
  • Sponge brush
  • Modge podge

I started with some pots I had lying around that I had tried to grow spices in, unsuccessfully.

I painted them with one sloppy coat.

Then, added a second coat. Next, came the polka dots. I found the easiest way was to dip a small foam brush in white paint, touch it to the pot and twirl in place. It takes a little practice at first, but once you get the hang of it it's easy.

Next, I covered them with modge podge since they would be outside. I used glossy because that is what I had on hand.

That's it!


Now for the FroNt DoOr MoNoGraM!

Supplies needed:

  • Wood letter (I got mine from Robert's for about $3)
  • Sand paper or block
  • Acrylic paint
  • Modge podge
  • Ribbon

I started by sanding my letter. Mine was primed so I had to rough it up a little. The plain wood letters would need a little smoothing.


Then, I painted it with two coats, modgepodged it, and tied the ribbon on.

Here they are all together. I have since moved the pots together by the right side of the door because they are small. (And I centered the rug, I know it is bugging someone out there that it is off centered.)


4 Comments:

The family said...

I love this! Now to figure out my signature color....Hmmm, I think red. I will post my pictures after I get it all together. Remind me if I slip =0)

The Harris Family said...

This is really cute. I can't wait to try it.

Tiffany said...

That looks great! Love the polka dots.

Amanda K said...

oohhhh... I want to make a J for my house!! What a fun idea! I am totally copying!!