Curb Appeal Challenge 2016 Front Porch Refresh & Lighting: Week #2

I am back today with progress on my Curb Appeal Challenge!  This is week #2 of the 5-week challenge to give my house some much-needed curb appeal.  As a group, we decided to add a week  to the challenge because we had so many things on our to-do list that it was going to be hard to squeeze it all in with just 4 weeks! So now you get to see us for an extra week!

If you need to catch up:

Week 1

Curb Appeal Refresh Design Board

This week’s main objective was to make a new wreath for my front door and to add a window box to the front of the house.

I decided to go with something different on the door.  I usually do flowers, but I love the look of succulents, so that won over when I was at the store picking items out.

Here is the simple succulent wreath that I put together.

DIY Succulent Wreath by www.whitecottagehomeandliving.comSupplies:

1 Grapevine wreath: I chose a basket style 

Variety of succulent stems

Moss and wood chips

Floral Wire

Glue Gun

Supplies for a Succulent Wreath by www.whitecottagehomeandliving.com

I started by lining the top of the wreath with moss and wood chips and using my glue gun to glue it down.

Succulent Door Wreath by www.whitecottagehomeandliving.com

Next, I used floral wire to tie in the succulents to the grapevine.

Succulent Door Wreath by www.whitecottagehomeandliving.comSucculent Door Wreath by www.whitecottagehomeandliving.comSucculent Door Wreath by www.whitecottagehomeandliving.com

I love how it looks like everything is growing out of the basket.

Succulent Door Wreath by www.whitecottagehomeandliving.com

It’s hard to photograph without getting yourself in the pictures, lol.

My next project this week was a window box.  We have a bay window which I thought a box would look great underneath.  I tried to coordinate the door color with the box.  I added a variety of flowers; several which will cascade over the front as they grow in.  My color scheme was orange, white, and yellow to coordinate with a hanging basket I purchased as well.

Flowers for Window Box by www.whitecottagehomeandliving.comWindow Box Planter by www.whitecottagehomeandliving.comWindow Box Planter by www.whitecottagehomeandliving.comWindow Box Planter by www.whitecottagehomeandliving.com

Next week, I am going to tackle the porch!

My curb appeal project list: 

1.Outdoor lighting

2.Front Porch Refresh

Stay tuned for the next 3 Tuesdays for curb appeal updates, a fun giveaway, and to follow along with all the other participating blogs.  You can find them all at #curbappealbloghop

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To life feeling like home!

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  3. LOVING that wreath! It’s so different than anything I’ve seen before.

  4. Such a great succulent wreath you made Amy! I love the window box with the orange flowers too!!! Hope you are having a good week. Take care, Tara

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  6. So far its all looking so pretty! Love the succulent wreath! and the garden box on the window so charming! Hope you have a great rest of the week! Maria

  7. Lauren says:

    Very nice! I love the wreath and the flower window box. I have always wanted a window box!

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  9. Heather says:

    I love the idea of using succulents and moss for a cute wreath! Well done!

  10. Emily says:

    I love that wreath! I also am really loving the flower box, I have always wanted to put one under my windows.

  11. I’m going crazy over your wreath!!!! It is perfect with the color of your door too. Perfect!!

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