Sunday, September 13, 2009

Heather Bullard inspired back door

I fell in love with this back door planter by Heather Bullard.
The simplicity of the jar in chicken wire with the ribbon and trims
just made me oooh and aaahhh.
I was so inspired I decided to make one of my own.
I did not copy Heather as she is an incredible artist
and could never be reproduced.
I simply took her look for inspiration and made this....

I decided not to use straight chicken wire.
Let's face it....I'm accident prone.
There was no way I was going to involve myself with sharp metal.
I did place my Ball jar inside this grapevine and chicken wire basket
I got at Hob Lob.
(It's by the wreaths.)
I then filled it in with moss and place my flowers in my jar.
The frames were the vintage metal ones that I purchased from GW.
I spray painted them black and then added scrapbook paper
and french wording that I tea stained.
The pocket watch was found for a dollar at a flea market.
(I'm still on the hunt for the one I mentioned here.)
It doesn't work so I thought it would be a great accent piece.
(Sorry for the sideways pic. I don't know what happened with this one.)
I added a bird with feathers and berries
to give a hint of fall and a touch of color.
I made the tassel in true Nester fashion.
This was alot harder than I thought.
In the end, I enjoyed the finished product.
I really love my back door now.
I have plans on changing out the flowers and trim for christmas.
I hope my creation inspires you as Heather Bullard did mine.
P.S.  I'm a little torn about the new "fall" look on my page.
Do ya like it?
Hate it?
Is it too busy?
Keep it simple?
Stay the same?
Let me know what ya think.
I value ya'lls opinion.

Pssst!!!   I'm participating in Metamorphasis Monday with Between Naps on the Porch


  1. TOTALLY LOoooooooooovve it!!!!! Super duper great!! I sooooo wish we had a Hobby Lobby near here!!!!! :( I've never been to one...but I've heard many people rave about it!

  2. Beautiful work! There's so much detail to it... I would have never been able to put that together. Thanks for sharing!

  3. I think your new background is nice and warm..welcoming. Thank you for sharing you fall arrangement with us. It is definitely a great conversation piece! You must have had a lot of fun putting it together.

    : )

    Julie M.

  4. You did a great job on the tassel and the door! I had not thought of using the ribbon in the door planter--good idea!

  5. Love those feathers. Your new header looks great.

  6. Love the addition of the pocket watch and the pheasant feathers!


  7. I Like it! Heather IS very inspiring!You created something just as inspiring! Great job! P.S. I like the look of your blog...the banner is great.

  8. I was just going to send you a message about your new look!!! I really like it!!!!

  9. I love it! This looks like it was a lot of fun. Heather is so talented, it makes me sick! Wish I had an ounce of her, lol. Have a good day.

  10. Very cool project...turned out great..and I love the tassel!! The pocket watch for $1.00 was a great find.
    I like the fall look - love the colors!

  11. LOVE IT!! The inspiration one is great too. I'm so jealous you have a HL...I'm dying to go to one, but we don't have any in CA.

    Stopping by from SITS.

  12. LOVE IT!! so much detail..just beautiful. I found you by way of Hope glad I did!

  13. I think it turned out great...

  14. Wow, Heather would be proud. That is beautiful, I especially love the addition of the frames. I'm loving the blog's fall look too!

  15. I love it! Super cute! I don't think it's to busy at all, it's perfect! I love your header!!

    Thanks for Stoppin by to see me! Hobby lobby is awesome, glad I am not the only one addicted to paper :)

  16. I think its just beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

  17. It is beautiful, I absolutely LOVE the addition of the frames - brilliant. I just started following your lovely blog. I can't wait for more...


  18. i think this is beautiful!

    i'm having a goodwill party today & every Wednesday, stop by and link up!

  19. That turned out great! I love those frames with the French words right next to that dangling watch. And I don't think you can ever go wrong with pheasant feathers.

    I don't know what your blog looked like before (I'm visiting from Trash to Treasure Tuesday) but I LOVE the fall look on your blog!

  20. Wow, it looks great. Love all the "doo-dads" you have on it. So much texture and lush! :)

  21. It's adorable, especially the tassle...I am making some similar in Christmas cloros to give away as gifts! The whole project came out great!

  22. What a great new twist on a back door wreath! Beautiful job!

  23. I love it! I want one for my door!

  24. You did a fabulous job! I think it is perfect--so unique and thoughtful. I want one!!

    Thank you for coming to the Wreath Party!!

  25. Oh, Wow! That is fabulous. I want one, too!! You were so creative.

    Happy Fall!

  26. BEAUTIFUL! Don't change a thing...that's one lovely door oranament! It's like jewelry for your door!

  27. I think it looks great! I think all the elements compliment one another, and I love how you used a non-traditional container.

  28. Oh wow! This should go on your FRONT door girl! :) This is one of the best I've seen. Great job. LOVE it.

    How do you tea stain paper?

    Also, I am new here so I didn't see your blog background before but I really like what you have now, especially the colors. My vote is to keep it. :)

    I'm really enjoying your blog and I'm a new follower!

  29. Yours turned out cute! I like the special touches. I created my door wreath using that same basket. Please stop over and check it out! Happy Fall!

  30. WOW this is great! I'm thinking I'll have to try my hand at one.

  31. Oh it's beautiful! How fun that you could make it "you" and put your own personality into it.

  32. Popping over from Keelie's site and had to comment that your back door Bullard inspired project is stunning. I just love it! Great job.

    Thanks for the inspiration!


  33. I don't like it, I LOVE IT! So beautiful, the details are incredible.


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