In our last home no less than seven neighbors could see directly into our last home from all angles. One of the things that we loved about this home when we bought it was the amazing amount of privacy we have, especially in our backyard. There are trees and bushes everywhere. (Which probably means that we will need some lawn care and yard services at some point to help with the bushes or a cleanup!).
But that means green everywhere with a tan house. It’s very natural but not exciting looking when the flowering plants aren’t blooming so even though Cinderella and white pumpkins are my absolute favorite I decided to get the orange pumpkins and bright gourds this year to bring some color into our yard.
Our mudroom door is the door we use 90% of the time. I decorated it similarly to our front porch from last year with the same pillows and throw. I love being able to reuse a lot of the things that we put onto our beloved front porch.
The little table was one I found on the side of the road and gave a quick coat of Rustoleum’s Oil-Rubbed Bronze. I topped it with a mum, pumpkin and our mailbox.
Let me reassure you that home doesn’t need to cost a lot to be charming. Did I mention those white chairs were from the dump and the pot holding the fern was from a dumpster? I’m laughing as I’m typing this. You must think I’m a crazy person with the amount of things I find on the side of the road, the dump, at thrift stores or at the Dollar Tree but it makes me so proud to see us have a house that we love and enjoy while not spending our entire life savings to furnish it.
This wreath formerly looked like THIS but I switched it up because I needed to break up the amount of green. The leaf garland was from the Dollar Tree and there are just two strands on this extra large wreath. I think I’ll get another strand so it has a little more oomph.
Let’s move around back…
We are hosting a Harvest Party on October 24 with all the traditional fun kids games (bobbing for apples, cookie decorating, donuts on a string etc.) so I’m attempting to make our backyard look special too. If you have any suggestions for fun games I’d love to hear your ideas!
I’ll grab some more pumpkins closer to the date to pop on the deck stairs and the table. I made this box on the porch surround years ago out of an old pallet that we found on AJ’s father’s farm. It was ancient, weathered and I loved it (you can see the original post of it on our Easter table HERE). The gourds and pumpkins are all real and were just picked up at our grocery store this past weekend.
Now for the front door…
Our front entry way is flanked by two giant mums from Costco (can you believe these were $10.99?) and a few sugar pumpkins from our local grocery store. The wreath was a score off of FreeCycle. Are you a FreeCycle member? I’m addicted to it… but I think you knew that from when I raved about it on Instagram when I scored an amazing free artificial Christmas tree off of it to use on our front porch (view HERE).
You’re invited to come back tomorrow for the interior tour!
Here’s my outtake… you know when you try to get a great shot of yourself with your kids but they decide not to perform… I think Drew’s face is hysterical. 🙂
If you’re in the mood for some fabulous fall home tours you’ve got to check out this great group that Meadow Lake Road put together!