It took a village to transform my Mom’s front door. When I arrived with my car full of stuff, my nephews came outside to help me unload.
Here’s William with the lanterns.
Markus who resists smiling for the camera when asked, so I need to catch him in action!
I found these adorable striped hats at Lowe’s for the kids to wear just for this occasion.
Doesn’t Markus have the perfect grinchy face ; ) ; )
My sister Lea is my new local design assistant. When I need binders and colour chips assembled for my courses, she’s the one. Or when I have a photo shoot or need help with a project, she’s just down the street where she lives with her partner Greg at the Eco Village.
Lea and I haven’t spent this much time together since we were thick as thieves growing up, it’s been fun to have her so close again.
Lowe’s has lots of fun, outdoor, Christmas decor. My Mom loves angels so this is the one I chose. Since red wasn’t part of our colour scheme, I got some turquoise wired ribbon for the sash around her waist to replace the red one she came with (above).
Here’s a sneak peek of the assembled angel and decorative urn (above).
Lea’s partner Greg (Engineer by day) installed the new outdoor light fixture and door knob on Saturday. I bought a pre-lighted wreath. Not sure how to light it permanently and hide the cord at the same time but it seemed like a good idea at the time.
And here’s the new door knob (above). So much better than the old lever that regularly fell off ; ) ; )
My Mom arrived this afternoon and I picked her up with Lea! Elizabeth’s making her famous vegetarian chilli and she’ll have the sauna heated and ready when Mom arrives!
I forgot to pick up a door mat to finish this outdoor vignette so I’ll be making one more stop at Lowe’s on the way to the airport.
Next week I’ll post the after! This has been such a fun project, thanks so much to Lowe’s Canada!
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