Friday, October 12, 2012
Room for Improvement: Fall Curb Appeal
Decorating your home for falll sets the mood, but don't forget about the outside. A welcoming curb appeal goes a long way. Tonight, our makeover maestro, Martin Amado is going to show us how to do just that.
Martin Amado: "A rustic bench likes this one creates a nice welcoming environment for your guests."
Martin Amado: "In fall decor you want to use as many natural textures as possible because it does remind us of the outdoors. So this reed fencing for only $20 is going to be the perfect backdrop right here in front of the window."
Martin Amado: "This is actually a fencing material you find in the garden section at your local home improvement store."
Martin Amado: "Its pretty sturdy so it does stand up on its own, which I like."
Martin Amado: "Of course we have to use pumpkins when decorating for the the fall season, but I'm going to use it in a very different way. I'm actually going to use them as a topiary by stacking up three different sizes this way and simply attaching them together with a wood dowel."
Martin Amado: "So, first let's drill a hole in the very center of the base."
Martin Amado: "Now, for the middle one, we drill through the bottom and also through the top."
Martin Amado: "And now we finish with the smaller one on top."
Martin Amado: "Yay. We have our pumpkin topiaries."
Martin Amado: "And the final touch is to place our topiary on a metal urn like this one; and of course, you can decorate it with fall leaves or even sunflowers. Remember, it's almost like decorating a cake, in between each layer."
Martin Amado: "Bales of hay like this one are a must because they give you a lot of visual impact. Now, you can shop for these at craft stores for around ten dollars for a size like this one if its on sale, but for the same price $10, you can actually buy the real thing at a horse feed supply store."
Martin Amado: "Perfect. You can't have a scarecrow without a crow."
Martin Amado: "Nothing says fall has arrived like yellow garden mums. Remember that plants are a great way to incorporate the colors of the season as part of your curb appeal."
Martin Amado: "This is the real thing."
Martin Amado: "And the finishing touch is a grapevine wreath that really ties all the decor together."
Martin Amado: "Just like we decorate the inside of our homes for the different holidays, its always nice to set the stage and begin with the outside. The best part about fall decor is it takes you through Halloween and even Thanksgiving, so you get a lot more use from it. All we need now is cooler weather right. Until next time."
If you want a makeover for a minimum price, you can get in touch with Martin by calling him at 305-576-home or 954-962-home or you can e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org