For years, I have been drooling over these vintage style doors for my back door. I ran into a few problems- my current door opens to the outside, I live in Los Angeles and I don't need a storm door and we use our air conditioning in the summer (it averages 105 degrees in July and August) so I wouldn't use the screen and this door's starting cost is $400.
I was browsing Cricut cartridges on ebay and found an Ornamental Iron 2 cartridge that had lovely scroll patterns. I thought it would be brilliant to cut them out of vinyl and stick them on my back door window!
First, I cut out several styles and in different sizes. I used cardstock from WalMart and taped them to the window.
After I lived with the patterns for a few days, I decided on one. The beauty about vinyl is that it is inexpensive and you can change it out if you don't like it. With a wood door, you could make a very expensive mistake.
I made 4 cut outs and placed them in the corners.
Next, I made a wreath for the door as well. I got a styrofoam wreath from WalMart, ripped strips of muslin and used my ruffler attachment to make a giant ruffle. I wrapped the ruffle around the wreath and then made little rosettes out of scrap fabric.
Next, I will be making curtains for my kitchen. The windows have been naked for a year and a half and I am desperate to get something on them. For the patio table, I will give it a fresh coat of white paint and put some new oilcloth on top. Of course, I need to make cushions for the red iron chairs that I got at Cost Plus last summer. I better get busy!
Do you have Spring Fever yet? Are you dreaming up any home improvements?