Let there be light
Ahhh, this was a totally unplanned project. Sometimes those are the best, and then there are times, you should have really skipped the whole idea. This project was a good one though and even my husband didn’t mind it. I was a bit sneaky and did it while he was out of town.
Today, I am sharing stenciling the sidelights, as a sidekick while the husband is away:)
I didn’t intend to be sneaky. It all started when I removed the blinds off the sidelights on each side of our entry door. They were dusty and I wanted to give them a good cleaning. After I removed them I noticed all the natural light coming in and I started thinking, “do we really need these blinds”?
Truthfully, NO, we do not. You can’t see on the inside of our home from the street. And even when you step on the porch if you were to peek in all you see partially is the fireplace and entertainment center. It’s not like we walk around naked either, so there really isn’t much to worry about in terms of privacy.
That’s when I decided, the blinds are going bye bye, but I do want some sort of texture and distraction on there.
A stencil of course will work. I had the pretty medallion stencil and all my supplies on hand.
I used chalky paint and combined two colors. White as the base and a pretty light vintage blue color mixed partially with the white.
#DIPDOPDAB, here I go.
As soon as my husband came home the next day, he of course noticed. I said listen if you don’t like it, no big deal. Nothing a little vinegar and won’t can’t remove.
He pleasantly responded, “I actually do like it” YAY!!~
It’s nice to have the natural light. I like it for now for sure.
Only thing left on the front porch is to put my mums in some pretty pots. Wondering if I should even bother. These suckers will be dead in a few days anyhow.
That’s all for today folks.
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Love this stencil idea!
Love your front porch, Debbie. It just shouts welcome.
This was a great idea eveything looks so fallish
Love this idea. It looks great.
Penny at Enjoying The Simple Things
That turned out great Debbie! I once put faux leaded stained glass on my sidelights, using some products I got at Michaels.
It looks wonderful and visitors can admire them while waiting on you to open the door.
Oh my gosh….the stencils on the windows are beautiful!!!! In fact the porch decor is beautiful too! I love reading your blog….I have gotten so many wonderful ideas…..I plan to put some of
the ideas in our remodel.
That is wonderful Robin! Thank you so much.
Love your porch; the Fall colors are nice. Those stencils look wonderful. You come up with the cutest ideas!!
Thanks Carol:) I try.
I think the stenciling on the side lights is very attractive and tastseful. A great idea! Now I want side-lights! I think if you don’t have them it might be pricey to have them installed. So, I’ll get that idea out of my head right now!
Your porch is looking nice and Fallish. But why do you say the mums will be dead in a few days? Are they not hardy mums? If they are, you can plant them in a flower bed and they will return next spring. Even if they aren’t I don’t think they will die in a few days–they usually hang on til the first frost at least. If it’s dry where you live, just make sure they don’t get super dried out and they’ll be good for a few weeks. Also, it’s good to snip off the flowers as they die and will help more blossoms appear. OR, if you are just NOT a person who enjoys fussing with plants, THAT’S OKAY! Just let those suckers die!
Naomi, I just look at plants and they die. I am not a green thumb at all like Mom.
what a gorgeous porch and the stencil is perfect on the window!!!
You are the stencil queen, I think you need a tiara that represents that. LOL
I agree LOL! Maybe I can make one.
I think the window looks great with the stencil! Isn’t it just so extra special when our hubbies like our little labors of love? I really like your front porch, too; and your mums look beautiful.
Hope you have a wonderful week!
Absolutely awesome! Great job!! Please let me know the name of evergreen in your urns. I love those!
I think they are cypress trees. You are asking the wrong gal..lol. I just bought them because I liked them, they looked hardy enough that maybe they will last me a while.
Debbie, spray paint your mum pots. You are great at that. I especially love when you age things.
Oh that is a fantastic idea!!!!!!!! Thank you. Why didn’t I think of that lol???
LOL…you are too funny on those mums, Debbie!!
Such a simple and frugal idea and you can have so much fun with changing out those stencils to some other ones if you get bored with them.
Exactly! Thanks Jen:)
❤️your porch and the stenciling idea….