Friday, March 9, 2012

Please leave your boots at the door

This is unusual for me.  I am not normally a door-décor person.  I have a wreath for fall and a wreath for Christmas, but I don’t normally have anything up at any other time of the year.

Until now…

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Some people put ice skates on their door at Christmas time—so I though, “Why not rain boots for Spring?”

I went on the hunt for some child’s rain boots, and I came up with these at a thrift store:

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I liked the $4 price tag, but I didn’t think purple was the look I wanted with my orange front doorSomeone else may be able to pull it off.  Not me!

So I taped off the sole of the boots…

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…and sprayed on Rustoleum "Summer Squash.”

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Note:  I foolishly did not prime the boots first—and I should have.  The paint dried, but remained VERY sticky.  Like gum-on-your-shoe sticky.  Or jam-on-a-toddler’s-hands sticky.  Ugh.  Thankfully a couple of coats of Rustoleum clear coat (leftover from the faux enameled stencils) greatly reduced the sticky factor.  Now they’re only Post-It Note sticky.  Hopefully not Venus Fly-Trap sticky, since they’re hanging outside!

I spent $15 on some silk flowers at Michael’s, and $1 for a cool paper ribbon at Ben Franklin.

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How did I attach the ribbon, you ask?? Staples!

Staples and duct tape.  Where would we be without them??

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And that’s my version of a spring “wreath” for about $20.

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I think the yellow was a much better choice than the purple, don’t you?

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74 comments:

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

Great idea! Cute boots!

Jaime said...

Korrie so clever, really a great take on the ice skate idea for spring. And loving the yellowy color.

Debbiedoo's said...

Adorable...I just did the same exact thing last week. I wound up adding a little stencil to mine as well. Your right they were very sticky and it took a few days to dry. Never thought primer may have taken care of that. They look cute on the door.

Gail said...

OMGoodness they are so cute! I need to remember to prime first because I have a pair of rain boots that I want to spray paint. Thanks for sharing and hope you have a wonderful weekend, Gail

eleven-o-one said...

Very cute. I would never have thought of that. (So Ben Franklin's is still around? Ours turned into a Michael's long ago!)

Anne said...

Oh that is just too cute!! Great idea.

Herballistic Garden said...

I love this...it's so sweet! You are ingenious! xo wendy

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

i love that, korrie! the combination of boots and daisies is perfect!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

i love that, korrie! the combination of boots and daisies is perfect!

Grammy Goodwill said...

Those boots look so cute. What a great idea. And I love your orange door. I have a solid metal orange door, and I would love to have a window in it.

Shari @ turnstylevogue.com said...

Oh my gosh Korrie, that is the cutest thing ever! Love it!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

That is really cute, Korrie! I like it! The flowers look great and I think the color was a good choice.

Sandi @ The Primitive Skate said...

How creative Korri! I decorate rubber boots for Christmas by stuffing greens and a bow and a snowman inside, but I used them to set out on an end table etc. I painted my rubber boots with a brush and some oops paint from the Home Depot. I never thought of spray painting them, then again I done my project in the winter. Thanks for sharing! Love this idea and I Love the color yellow you chose.

Sandi Allen
sandraallen260@centurytel.net

Rachel said...

Purple would be more fallish... so you did good with the yellow.

That turned out so cute Korrie! When you'd first said you were spray painting boots, I thought at little planters. This is darling!!!

Karie's Chic Creations said...

Very cute, I love it. Thanks for the great idea. It is very clever. Now I am going to be on the look-out for boots. Thanks for sharing. Karie

Karen Bates said...

Just super cute! Very spring!

✿ⒹⒺⒺ✿@ A Lapin Life said...

So adorable! I love your super and creative ideas.

Dee

Full Circle Creations said...

Very cute! My mom just did this for her outside bench. And when she asked me about it, I told her she HAD to prime them first. She painted hers orange. Love the softer yellow of yours!

Holly

Andi @ Jane of all crafts said...

It just screams Spring!!! Really inventive and I think yellow was definitely the way to go!

Butterbean Row said...

What a darling idea, Korrie!

Sherri said...

What a very clever idea!! I love it!! It looks so Springy and wonderful.

Melody said...

What a clever idea. Yellow goes great with the door!
I just made one of your book birdhouses. It turned out great. Now my husband wants one for his office!! Love reading your blog. Take care. :)

Roisin said...

Very clever--and very cute. Great idea!

SheilaG @ Plum Doodles said...

Oooh, I LOVE this idea! I would have kept the purple for my decor, but yellow is definitely a better choice for your door. Love, love, love!

Anita @ Cedar Hill Ranch said...

Totally adorable and sooo clever, I love the boots on the door, and what a great idea. Now I need a cowboy boot for the ranch front door!!

reFresh reStyle said...

You just put boots on my shopping list! They look great and I love the color of your door :)
Debbie

ImSoVintage said...

cutest door ever. I am laughing over the venus fly trap thing. I hope the stickiness goes away first :)

Anonymous said...

Your door decor is so cool. I really like it!

Pamela
OH

Gypsy Heart said...

I love it! Yellow is very appealing to me as it is a "happy" color in my opinion and very spring like. Great job my friend!

xo
Pat

Ali Richardson said...

SUPER cute! Definitely Springy :)

Amy Kinser said...

What a great idea! Funny about the sticky because I wouldn't have thought of priming them either.

Love the fun spring colors!

coastal femme said...

Korrie,

Absolutely adorable! You should make door decorations more often; you're good at it:)

Susan @ homeroad.net said...

Korrie,
So, so, so adorable! Perfect for a rainy spring and I love the color you chose to paint them :) They remind me of when my children were small.
Susan

Sheilakay said...

Super cute! The yellow looks great with your door.

Firecracker Kid said...

Holy wow! That's too clever and cute to boot! Love it =o)
Carol

Cheap2Chic said...

What a wonderful, colourful idea. I must keep a look out in the charity shops for similar boots xx

Bliss said...

Filing this under my TDC file.... TOO DARN CUTE!

(Maybe it can double at catching flies before they enter?)

~Bliss~

Linda said...

These are really cute.
What a great idea.
Thanks for sharing.

Little Miss Maggie said...

These are super cute! I have some children's red cowboy boots. I think I'll copy your idea for 4th of July. Great project. Thanks for sharing.

bj said...

SUPER CUTE....
Love it and you might know that I am on the lookout for some boots...:))

Art shaker by Monique said...

Yes, yellow is better! This is wonderful idea! :-)

Kim @ Cheap Chic Home said...

How cute, Korrie. How did you think of boots!? They look great in yellow, have any of your neighbors commented?

Suzanne@Meridian Road said...

That is CUTE!!! I have some ugly old irrigation boots around here somewhere. I think I need to paint them!

The DIY Show Off said...

Adorable! I'll be keeping my eyes open for boots at the thrift store! ;)

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

You have definately started something here....and yes, I am going to be looking for some boots...but they better already be painted...this is just too cute for words!

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

I adore this ! How cute are those boots -- thanks for the tip on priming first :)

Garden of Egan said...

That is the cutest thing I have ever seen!

Ann said...

Such a cute idea! Makes your door look marvelous.

Tam said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Pamela said...

Beyond adorable!! I love this idea and thanx for sharing with us for THT!

Barbara said...

So cute!!! And I have a pair of rain boots my kids used as toddlers and they are already yellow! I knew I hung on to them for a reason...(obviously not for the sake of posterity)I may try to do something like this for my own front door after St. Pats is over!Thank you for sharing!!!

Katherine B said...

fantastic idea that I so want to copy but will just leave them on the front porch instead of hanging them! Am going to Lowe's to find the paint & primer and am now on lookout @ thrist -espec on Sunday when things are 50% off-I may score a pair for $ 3!

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

Adorable! I did the ice skates and hockey skates at Christmas ;) We used these for a baby shower one time, in pink. I miss my boy's wearing their little rubber boots. Now they are big men boots and usually covered in barn 'stuff.

lauren @ West Furniture Revival said...

ADORABLE IDEA, LOOKS SO CUTE WITH YOUR DOOR!

Kelly @ Eclectically Vintage said...

Great idea to spray paint the boots! Love the fun color. And the fact that you use duct tape and staples (a gal after my own heart)!
Kelly

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

I may have to steal this idea for the front door at our spring tag sale! Very cute and I love the yellow!

Tammy@Beatrice Banks said...

Precious! I may have to jump on this boot wagon!

Bearylish said...

Love the boots but I am in love with your door. Orange is my favorite color, in fact I may a little obsessed. Love it.

Nana B said...

I absolutely love this!

Jeanette said...

Sweet!

MGal@WatchMeDIY.com said...

Whata unique idea! Love it!

Grace @ Sense and Simplicity said...

Oh you are so right with the yellow going well with your orange front door. I love it. It never occurred to me to spray paint some boots, but that is such a clever thrifty idea.

Helen's Decor said...

Simply adorable! And clever idea to paint the boots. Love it! Helen

renee @ Singing With Birds said...

A D O R A B L E!!!! Loving the yellow rain boots. You've created a fun welcome to your home.

live by the sun, luv by the moon said...

Simply adorable! Love the daisies too!

Lisa @ Life is Crazy Beautiful said...

So incredibly cute!! Pinning this so I can remember in the future! :)

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Oh my, take a bow!

You've put a "spring" in my step with your creative loveliness.

Have a blessed day!

CSI girl said...

I hope you will share this starting tonight at The CSI Project, The challenge is Spring Vignettes and Decor. That includes Easter. It will be a great party!!! Lots of inspiration.
www.thecsiproject.com

hugs,
Dee, the CSI Girl

Amanda Cunningham said...

Lovely!! This is adorable!

CSI girl said...

I shared this on the CSI FB page. SO love this!!!
have a great weekend and check back on Saturday to see if you are a CSi winner!!!

Janice@GypsyFarmGirl said...

I love it! I may have to try this with cowboy boots at our house!

Anonymous said...

I already have yellow rain boots so I went out and purchased the rest to make this because I think it is such a cute idea. I wish you would have added more instructions for those that would like to copy you.

Christina at I Gotta Create! said...

Adorable! And great idea to spray paint them. Pinning for this spring!

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Jaimee @ Craft, Interrupted said...

This is SUPER cute!! I'm including this in a 5 for Friday roundup of new spring door decor ideas, with one pic and a link back to this post. Charming and fun : )