When it comes to sprucing up the outdoors, it can be hard to rationalize spending big bucks on designer products. After all, things will get used and abused, walked on, sat on, and beat up by the elements. That's why I love this transformation so much. It gives a big designer look for very little cash!
This entryway has been spruced up with some simple black paint. It now coats the front door and has been stenciled onto an inexpensive indoor/outdoor rug from the local hardware store.
A houndstooth stencil helped things go a bit smoother and the overall effect is dramatic. Not only does it make the home look more inviting, but it was done for less than $50. Although the stencil for this project was $20, it's a great investment and a classic pattern that can be used time and time again on projects throughout the home.
(Image: Tater Tots and Jello)