A mirror on the front door is a shiny alternative to a wreath
I'm all about wreaths on our front door, but when I took down my festive Valentine's Day wreath, I just couldn't get inspired to make or find another.
Nearby, a mirror I got from my grandma's basement was hanging on the wall next to the front door. It was too big for the space, though, partially covering the living room light switch. (We'd hoped to use it in our wall of mirrors in the hallway, but it stuck out too much.)
So, the other night, I decided to see if it would work on our front door. It has two hooks that stick out, but it's just thin enough to fit between the regular and storm door. I think it does a good job of brightening the door at a time of year that everything seems kind of drab. (By the way, I did scrub the mirror down after bringing it home. It's a little rustic.)
By the way, I have some ideas brewing for our front door. I've been wanting to paint it for a while, but have been struggling to find the perfect color. But we're going to have to do some real work on our front porch soon (construction to remove rotted boards), rather than the cosmetic things we've done in the past.
I'm thinking this might be a good opportunity to change up our accent colors, and I'm thinking a nice green or deep tan would be kind of fun and more dignified than the blazing red we have now.
As for our front-door chalkboard, it's now hanging on the spot near the door where the mirror had been, featuring a quote I like. I'm sure it will be back out front as soon as it's springy enough to bring out another wreath.