Decorating a Flea market style front or back door, or garden shed door is fun and lets you express your style and personality. If you think about it, your door and the house are the canvas and you add the ‘paint!’
Decorate doors with Flea Market finds
Color! Make a statement by giving your front door a blast of color with paint or by installing a rustic or vintage wood door. Opposite colors are red and green, blue and orange and yellow and purple. Variations of these are endless.
Design. Symmetry is not only pleasing to the eye, it’s also the simplest to arrange. Symmetrical compositions of evergreen planters and front-door accents create welcoming entryways.
Flea Market treasures! Use the rule of three to place your vintage finds, tall middle height and low. Try to balance the Flea Market items with flowers and plantings and choose a color scheme of two or three colors,…or just go wild.
Flowers! Create an instant garden with container that can be moved forward as they bloom. Planters add a welcoming feel and colorful appeal to any home exterior — quickly and affordably.
Vickie Thomas tells us, “Almost everything pictured here is junk from the old barn we had to tear down. This is my garden shed, it used to be a chicken house.
- The wreath on the outside has old worn out hand tools that I spray painted green and yellow.
- There’s barbed wire on the door.
- The milk cans came from several different places.
- There’s old bottles and gourds from the barn.
- One of the gourds I’ve had for years and painted it.
- The rope and old pulley is from the barn.
- The chair was a rocker that’s had many years of use and the rockers got dry rot so I just knocked them off now it’s a place to rest, I originally got it from the dump.
It’s all junk but I love it!”
Vickie tells us, ” The door is actually a salvaged piece from a large greenhouse. The greenhouse was built in the 20s and refurbished in the 80s. My great aunt worked there and salvaged a lot of doors and windows for use in her house that I now live in. I guess it’s hereditary.
Flea Market Style Design Ideas
Cheryl Van Horn says, “My Hoya is blooming for the second time this season and hanging from an old rusty vintage garden rake; I just love this plant! It towers over the Caladium resting on a Flea Market Gardening find that was redone by an artist friend with a little paint and some tiles. A Mary Engelbreit garden tile completes the vignette.”
More Front door/Back door tips:
- Do a mailbox makeover. Use paint, a vintage mailbox whether it’s for mail or not. See Marvelous Mailboxes.
- Window boxes offer a fast, easy way to bring color, style and charm to your front or back entryway.
- Renew planter beds. Get garden beds into shape by pruning growth, pulling weeds, planting flowers. Cultivate the soil and add new mulch to restore a fresh look.
- Rustic arbors, vintage garden gates, and decorative ironwork fence panels will add Flea Market style your garden.
- Give your yard a little personality by adding weather-resistant artwork. Choose pieces that complement your own natural style and your home’s exterior features. Birdbaths, garden signs, sculptures, and wind chimes are good choices for outdoor art.
Olivia Parazine says, “Sharing my little back porch with my climbing rose bloomin! I use the Bayer rose and flower care around the soil base. They get plenty of sunshine and water too! I am thinking it may be nice to mix a lighter pink in on the other side….”
By Julie Brown’s door, vintage tools decorate the entire wall and a watering can stands ready to water the colorful hibiscus. Soft greys of the galvanized metals unify the scheme.
Nell Stelzer’s front door with the deep red matches the lighter brick in the same color family and contrasts with the various colors of blue for a subtle patriotic theme.
Kirk Willis tells us, “Here is the wheelbarrow I mentioned below in a wider view of the porch with my Welcome Bear and my twig table. Made the table with a slab of slate for the top. The bear was a wedding gift from a student many years ago. :o) The Halloween decorations are garage sale finds! :o) Found the antler in our woods.” The grouping of three pumpkins works!
Margaret Buiso’s home features a turquoise front door, warm terracotta house color an some rustic treasures as accents. Notice the height of the Navaho style ladder, the matching color of the turquoise chair and vintage ice chest and the rope trimmed half barrel planter.
David R Freeman says, “Merry Christmas from our home, showing a few “treasures” we have collected. Peggi and I have really been enjoying Flea Market Gardening and the people it represents.”