June 13, 2010

Sprucing Up Entryways with Ferns!



Entryways can quickly get neglected...I know ours did this year!  I don't have a "before" picture but our planter's and lights were faded from the sun and elements.  So I set out to spruce things up around here with simple spray paint, and ferns!


This light below was gray and faded.  I spruced it up with Rustoleum's hammered metal spray paint.


I love flanking entryways with ferns!  I purchased these plant stands from The Home Depot for under $20 and are the perfect solution for giving simple ferns and other potted plants more height and presence. And these plant stands are a great inexpensive alternative to taller urns which can easily start at $75 and up!



I also used ferns this year on our deck and screened porch area.  I just love these charming, low maintenance and shade loving plants!  And at $12 each, they offer a big focal point for not a lot of money.


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25 comments:

  1. Your entryway looks so inviting..simply elegant and I love it. Never thought about using ferns. Great idea!
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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  2. Beautiful, Jane! I love your screened porch. We just took down our front door lights to repaint. We get full sun and they took a real beating. The ferns look great, but I think they'd dry out in a matter of hours flanking my front door! So I'll enjoy yours.

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  3. Great deck! Love the entry, looks so inviting.

    ~Dawn
    www.bitsywhimsy.blogspot.com

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  4. Looks great! I love the ferns, so simple and easy!

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  5. Didn't know ferns liked shade. My porch is completely shady so maybe they would work there :)

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  6. Jane they are beautiful and make the entry pop against those black doors! I love your screened porch & deck too. SO pretty!

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  7. I love the ferns and those plant stands are awesome!

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  8. looks beautiful!!! I kill everything! ha!

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  9. Your entry way is gorgeous! I have those plant stands but didn't use now I am inspired to copy yours. Thanks for that. Happy Monday!


    Just cutie

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  10. I love ferns...they are so pretty! You did a great job sprucing up.

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  11. I hate to ask a "dumb" question here on my very first post... but did you remove the door to spray paint it? It looks great. I have a metal backdoor but we always used a brush.
    Thanks!
    Karen
    Ladybug Creek

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  12. Lovin' those ferns...can't go wrong with them!

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  13. Beautiful sprucing up! I love your new blog header/design.

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  14. Using ferns is a wonderful way to transform an area inexpensively. Their lush foliage is so inviting.

    The Yankee found a pair of porch lights at a thrift store for six dollars. With a coat of Rust-Oleum, they look brand new. They now reside next to our front door.

    Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage

    http://thebrambleberrycottage.blogspot.com/

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  15. Your entry ways are beautiful. I love ferns too, but buy Kimberly Queens. They don't mind some sun as much as the regular ferns. Have you ever tried them?
    Dropping by from Met Monday; 18ft Island Kitchen.

    Allison
    Atticmag

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  16. I love ferns! You did a great job!!!
    Bonnie

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  17. This is a truly wonderful transformation. So creative and clever!

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  18. Your ferns are gorgeous and I love the plant stands! Such a lovely entrance to your home.

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  19. Jane, I had my ferns outside my door earlier in the season, but was getting too much sun. They are now thriving in the shade of my back patio. I agree with another poster that the Kimberly ferns do much better in the sun. And I need all the help I can get using the right plant, because this girl's thumb is brown!! LOL
    I had planned to use oil rubbed bronze on my fixtures, but I might have to check out this hammered look. Thanks for the tip.
    :-) Sue

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  20. Love the ferns! I need some!

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  21. The ferns look fantastic! Are they easy to keep alive? Did you get those at HD too?

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  22. I am also a fern freak! I'd have every kind in extra large size if I could! Love your ferns in urns, I am so jealous. You always have such great posts.

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  23. Love the ferns! I seem to pick a few more up any time I apss them in the store. Your entryways look fabulous! Thanks so much for joining the Sunday Showcase! I greatly appreciate it. Hope you have a wonderful week. ~ Stephanie Lynn

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  24. Love the look! Im doing this! Thanks!

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