Just Like My Vision

9.23.2014

Thanks to everyone who joined our Fall Porch Tour and Party yesterday.  The party is seen on six blogs so that means extra traffic for you. It will be open for several days so we would love to have you join any time. 

Did you see my front door? Thank goodness I can throw an idea that is in my head at Mr. Savvy and he can make it turn out just like I was hoping. I knew I wanted to hang a bushel basket on the front door, but wasn't sure how to make it work.




I already had the bushel basket and I grabbed this piece of rope from another basket that I wasn't using anymore. Then the mister figured out where the rope needed to be attached to make it hang correctly on the door. He then poked holes in the basket and attached the rope with floral wire.

He also added a loop of wire to hang with and tada it was done.

He made it so it would hang at an angle so the apples could be seen.

So the basket  is done and now it is my turn to add the goods. I thought I could use styrofoam, but it would not stick to the basket so that idea was scratched.

I filled the basket with this filler, but if I had just placed the apples on top they were going to fall out especially every time the door was opened and closed. So what to do?

I knew I had to add pics to the FAKE apples. I drove a nail in each apple to make a hole for the pics to go in. Then I just stuck the pic in the straw type filler and it worked! Each apple was staying in place.

Next up was the sign. I knew we had a pallet under the deck that was not being used so I asked Mr. Savvy to rip me off one of the boards and that it did not need to be perfect. Good thing because he had a time getting one off. I told him to break it and not worry about how it looked. I wanted it to look like a crude handmade sign on the side of the road that you see before an apple stand.

I grabbed my can of red paint and a small paint brush and free handed apples. 
It turned out just like  the vision in my head.

Another DIY done with teamwork. 

Do you have any projects to share? I hope you link them up at Wow tonight.

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33 comments:

  1. You two are a dynamic duo! LOVE the tilted basket idea. I can't do any porch decorating yet... they are going to tackle the façade of the house starting in two weeks along with the rest of the interior work. Arghhhh... living through the dust and noise ahead. LOL! I'm going to enjoy everyone else's beautiful homes until then. ;) blessings ~ tanna

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  2. What a great team you are!!! It turned out perfectly. Now here's a designer tip. Put several strips of duct tape on the bottom of your basket and then you can glue the floral foam to the basket and it will stick!! I do this whenever I am using a basket for a container!!!

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  3. I love your apple basket! Those are some real looking fake apples! Great job!
    Blessings,
    Nici

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  4. Aaawh! What a sweet idea for fall. Your neighbors probably get plenty of entertainment watching you come up with unique ideas year around. Eye candy.

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  5. Hi Kimmie, you crazy gal! Who would have thought about putting a bushel basket on their front door?? This is so cute and glad you figured out a way to keep the apples in. I'll bet you're the only one with a basket like this on your door. I'm finally getting around to visiting my friends. I've been so busy with our move, well, still am, but wanted to pop in to say hi.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  6. I love that basket and sign....you two make a great team!!!!...Such a great idea for door decor!!!

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  7. Love this Kim and you have given me an idea for Christmas.

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  8. Dear Kim, This certainly looks nice. It is inviting, warm and simply adorable. Blessings, Catherine

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  9. Super cute and very different!

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  10. It was interesting to hear how you did this. I wondered how the apples would stay in the basket. It turned out so cute!

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  11. You guys make a great team like my hubby and me. Great idea, I knew something had to be done to hold those apples but wasn't sure how. Smart ones!

    Cindy

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  12. It turned out great. You two make a great team!

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  13. This idea is really fun, Kim! So cute!

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  14. Super cute and clever! Just one question, though, how did you attach the sign?

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    1. I attached two nails to the top of the sign and used wire and it is hanging on the nail on the door.

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    2. Oh, silly me! I see the wire now! Great job!

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  15. Oh, I love it! Team work at its best. :)

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  16. I had no idea they were fake apples when I saw them yesterday. You're lucky to have share your life with someone who can make your visions come true!

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  17. Great job Kim. I looks like Fall. Nice to have a cooperative Mr. :)

    Madonna
    MakeMineLemon

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  18. That's such a pretty display and creative idea / looks wonderful :)

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  19. Such a cute idea! I'm a new follower here and I love your blog! Everything looks beautiful :)

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  20. So that's how you did it! I love this Kim and I would love to try this someday!

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  21. Very ingenious! I love your "can do" spirit! And I love your apple basket front door too!

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  22. Oh that's so cute Kim!

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  23. Perfect for Fall and a great idea too.

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  24. Love it! I have one of those bushel baskets just hanging around..I may have to try this!

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  25. I love it Kim! It's looks so good! Happy fall!

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  26. Your porch looks great. What a great idea with the basket.

    Kathy

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  27. Looks great, Kim! Don't you just love having a husband that will help with your projects? Mine helps me too and always asks me, "What's our next project?"

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  28. Oh my gosh this is brilliant! Isn't it fun when something you dream up in your head actually happens? It's perfect.

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  29. Clever gal! I love it when things turn out just like I imagine it in my head! Your idea is great.

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