Curb Appeal

August 28, 2015

As an ambitious new homeowner I have about 1000 projects I want to accomplish. Which, would be well and good if I had endless funds and free-time, BUTTTT.... I have neither. *sigh*........ I DOOO have a dozen fabulous co-workers who can pull the most creative solutions out of thin air. :D (Really! It's kind of amazing. Throw out a problem with a half a dozen parameters and listen to them shoot off ideas. Anybody who shops in-store KNOWS what I'm talking about.)


For the record, this is sooo not my front entry. It's Terri's. I'm waiting on my house numbers to come in. Photo updates later, my friends....

Anyway, the exterior of my new home is bare. No shutters or landscaping. My husband and I didn’t even have a mailbox. That’s how ahem…minimal?…. our exterior was — zero curb appeal. With a little help from the dream team our baby ranch will have a much more welcoming vibe. 


My very own dream team! These gals are the best!

Here are our three easy-peasy suggestions on how to dress up your front door.

1. Planters!
They require little digging and no weeding. Find a couple of planters that you like put a few plants inside. Viola! Instant life!

2. An outdoor rug
I live in South Dakota: snow, rain, falling leaves, pets. This piece is absolutely necessary. Save your floors from dirt and pebbles and yourself from extra cleaning. On top of the practical reasons to have a rug, the extra pattern and texture will add visual richness to your entry. 

3. Interesting House numbers
Every house is required to have them, and unfortunately most hardware stores carry, maybe, two styles.  Get creative, find a craftsperson, or visit your local American craft gallery. ;)

I'll post photos after my house numbers are up....I can't wait! 'Til then, let me know if you have any other simple front door fixes. I need all the help I can get. I'd also love to see how you dress up your front door. On Instagram tag @sticksandsteel on your #frontdoorproject

Products pictured above: Prairie Dance Planters, Rope Co. Rug (sold in-store only)

  

M' is Sticks and Steel's pet-loving, cartoon watching marketing manager. Signup here to hear more about her adventures as a new homeowner, learn about our artists, and discover the latest in American craft.  

 





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