Ok, so don’t get mad at me, but I am wishing the summer away. Why, you ask? Well, because after summer comes my most favorite time of year — Fall!
I am noticing a certain theme among many of the DIY bloggers that I follow and that is that we all seem to really love Fall. How could you not, though? Everything from the crisp colors, the leaves, pumpkins — even the fashion is amazing. Who doesn’t love a chunky sweater with a great pair of boots?
This week I have started to plan out my Fall front porch. It is our first Fall in our new home and I really want to do it up nice. Don’t worry I am not going to be the kooky lady on the block with her porch decorated for Fall in the middle of August, but I am definitely in plan mode.
If you’re ready to plan, too — take a look at some of these gorgeous Fall front porches to get some inspiration.
Front Porch Signs
The Wood Grain Cottage
Bless This Mess
Crates, Baskets & Hay
Gray House Studio
Anderson + Grant
Three Pixie Lane
OK – I want that screen door!! 😍😍😍😍
Our Vintage Home Love
Last but not least — a good Fall tartan
Make sure you have all these ideas when it comes time to decorate your porch! Pin this image to your design board!
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So my little guy has been asking for a night light and I decided that it was due time that I made him one — cause why buy when you can make, right?
My mom had these old lights at the store that have been kicking around forever and I thought that they would be perfect for stoplights — and I was right!
Just take a look at this DIY nightlight I made! Be sure and watch the video at the end to see thing thing in action, too!
Here are the lights before I painted them.
I also got this great piece of barn board that I scooped up off the side of the road on the ever so famous Thamesford Spring Clean up week.
I cut the barn board to the size that I needed using my Ryobi Orbital Jigsaw. This Jigsaw is easy to use and I have used it for so many great projects — one of my go-to tools.
Next, I painted the inside of the lights with an acrylic paint — of course, I painted them the colours of a stoplight.
To make this a functional stoplight, I used my drill and a 7/8 spade bit to drill three holes in the barn board so that I could feed Christmas string lights through.
I attached the lights over the holes where the Christmas lights were coming through and viola!
Pretty cool, right?
It looks even better all lit up at night in my son’s room.
Give this video a quick watch so you can see this DIY come together from start to finish!
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You never know, you may just come across some lights like these, too!