Holiday Transformation of My Mom’s Front Door | Part 3


I was so excited to be invited by Lowe’s Canada to be involved in a holiday decorating project this season! I chose my Mom’s front door because it needed some serious curb appeal! Here’s the before picture below:


My Mom’s door needed some TLC. A new light fixture, front door handle, decorative pots, a new front door mat and of course some Holiday cheer!

Here’s the after photo in the daytime:




Out of all the door mats, this lattice design is my favourite.


I also picked up this rubber mat and placed it before the steps on the gravel (not shown). My Mom had one there that kept blowing away. This one is all rubber, heavy and made for outdoor use.

Here’s the wreath we bought, it’s so pretty all lit up with the garland around the door.


I also picked up outdoor clippings like the Salal and cedar branches  from Lowe’s.


My Mom LOVED her new front door handle. We arrived home from the airport (she had been in Finland for the past three months) around 4:30 PM and after we had dinner she went straight to bed. When she got up jet lagged at 1:30 AM in the morning, she walked right outside to admire her new lights and colours!


The new lantern was also a huge improvement!


And here’s my Mom Hellen (above)! And the door lit up in the early evening (below).


The lanterns are battery operated so they stay on even in the strong winds which we get a lot out here in the winter!


The outdoor christmas angel got a new turquoise ribbon instead of the red one it came with to coordinate with the overall colour scheme.


Christmas balls are so easy to decorate with and Lowe’s has a wonderful selection of colours to choose from. My favourite is arranging them in between boxwood or any shrub and some holiday greenery. Use large and small balls to mix it up.

Thank you so much to Lowe’s Canada for sponsoring this wonderful holiday surprise for my sweet Mom!

You can catch up with my instagram posts and the other design bloggers involved with Lowes using hashtag #LowesHolidayHomes and #LowesCanada.

Related posts:

Does your Front Door Say Welcome for the Holidays? | Part 1

2014 Holiday Tour of my House Inside Canadian Living

Holiday Dinner Party at Colour Me Happy



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  1. Because the door was green, you could have easily done the traditional red/green theme, but I LOVE the turquoise and green! It is perfect!

  2. Maria, All I can say is WOW! Just beautifully done. Your mom is adorable and I know how happy you must be to have her home. Now you can go for coffee every morning. Glad Lowe’s asked you to do this so we could view more of your creativity.

  3. Hello Maria,
    Your Mom’s front door and all of the decorations around it look fabulous! I love the 1st mat that you choose. The angel is so pretty.
    I would like to ask where you found the 2 black pots? I have been looking for some.
    Thank you,

    • Everything you see was from Lowe’s. The black pots too, although I could not find them on the website to link to they were in the garden department!
      Thanks so much!

  4. Love this and I LOVE your style! I am a HUGE fan and have been following you for years now! Would like to know how you hung the roping around the door. I have a ranch home with a hip roof and vinyl siding above door so not sure what to use that will be safe to hang roping for my door. Thanks!

    • You mean the garland? I used large 3M hooks that you can pull off the siding later, my Mom’s siding is vinyl too!

  5. Absolutely gorgeous Maria!! what’s not to love. Your Mom must have been so surprised and thrilled!
    Love the colors, love how it all looks so amazing.
    Wonderful job.

  6. Maria, it is striking! No wonder your Mum loved it. I’ll bet she’d love it if you decorated it for every holiday!
    She looks so cute standing in the door and it even looks like you may have “decorated” her too! Hee, hee, hee.

  7. What gorgeous holiday decor for a front door! I love that you played off the green color of the door and added in pops of light blue! I love everything about this door, from the garlands to the lantern to the angel sitting off to the side. You did a wonderful job, and it looks like your mother really loves it!


  8. LOVE this! Blue and green are my colors…have them in one way or another throughout my home. Traveling this holiday season but hope to use some of your examples next year…first thing to do in the spring is to plant some boxwoods or cedars in some pots! 🙂 Thanks Maria! Your mom is most fortunate that you gave her this treat!