'HARVEST' sign for the front porch.
My only favourite season is summer. So when fall finally arrived in southern Ontario, I decided that instead of feeling gloomy about the upcoming cold months, I would embrace the change in seasons. And I would do that in the best way I can; by being crafty and decorating our front porch extra nice this year! So I set out to my local home reno store, grabbed a rough plank of pine, and got straight to work. This was a quick and easy project. I started by painting the plank a rusty orange colour. Then, I lightly dry brushed it in grey to make it look less perfect. Next, I made a stencil with the word "HARVEST" by simply printing it out on paper and cutting the letters out with a sharp craft knife. I positioned the letters on the plank and dry brushed them in white. I didn't bother protecting the sign with polyurethane or anything equivalent for two reasons; I had used outdoor-friendly paints and our porch is fully covered so the sign would be well protected from rain and/or snow. Besides, if it did end up getting roughened up, that would only add to its charm.
Placed beside the front door, along with some tall branches, chrysanthemums, pumpkins, and other fall accents, this set up created a really welcoming atmosphere on our porch. And you know what? Even on the dreariest, coldest, wettest days, I smile as I walked past this festive display.