A few updates for the farmhouse front porch

A few updates for the farmhouse front porch

About 2 weeks ago the Mister worked hard disking, leveling and seeding two of the pastures hoping for some Bermuda growth.  We went back this last weekend to check on it.  Sadly there was nothing.  I take that back, there were numerous weeds.  I think it just needs more water but really what do I know, I have a very brown thumb.  Instead of pouting about it, I spent most of the time sitting and reflecting back on what it was like a year ago.  So I thought I’d share with you a few updates for the farmhouse front porch.

Farmhouse porch with moss covered trees and a pasture view

The porch still needs some love and repair in some places.  Last year when it was scrubbed and washed the paint started peeling up.  New paint and landscaping is on our to do list, but for now, we don’t look at that part. We just rock away looking at the moss covered trees and enjoy the pasture views along with breakfast.

Farmhouse front porch with rocking chairs and breakfast

The porch has been fun to decorate even though I don’t spend much money on decorations.  The plants don’t get watered, bugs like fancy décor, and we don’t get to spend enough time down there to justify the spending.  So the July décor was all free because it was stuff left over from last year.

country front porch on July 4th

The tiny blue chair below is a favorite. It’s held plants, magazines, sweet tea and even little bottoms.

country front porch with spring decor



farmhouse front porch with lavendar and magazines being held down with vintage insulator

One décor item that I use quite often and again is totally free, is the abundance of wildflowers we have around there.  This weekend I went a little crazy and picked several different varieties.   I also learned to check them for bugs before bringing them in the house… yuck, gross and won’t do that again!

farmhouse front porch with country wildflowers in mason jars for added spring decor

The porch had a teeny tiny ceiling fan at one time but I have no clue when it lost its blades.  All that was left was an ugly white globe that didn’t put out much light at all.  I put my ingenious repurpose thinking cap on and remembered I had a large piece of iron that wasn’t being used.  Mr. Wonderful screwed it on the ceiling and we added left over C9 Christmas lights to it.  It has 2 strands and honestly that’s overkill but now it’s super bright and much nicer to look at.

farmhouse front porch with new iron light fixture with Christmas lights

Every window had a filthy black wooden screen.  When they were taken down to clean the windows, so much light poured inside that we haven’t put the screens back on.  I know some of you are saying that was a mistake or a bad idea, but the windows were painted shut decades ago so they can’t be opened and now you can see the original wavy window glass.  Plus the windows have fabulous thick casings around them so this farmhouse porch is still totally charming.

One day the repairs will no longer be avoidable.  I think I’d like to paint the ceiling pale blue.  I’ve been told that helps with flies but the Mister doesn’t like that look and tells me that blue paint isn’t going to deter flies.  Again, what do I know.  I’m new to this whole country thing anyway.

Maybe I’ll add curtains on the corners if I don’t get the ceiling painted.  Ooh, maybe I’ll use mosquito netting instead of cotton or canvas!  I’ll keep you posted on that too.

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14 Comments

  1. May 12, 2017 / 1:36 pm

    Love the metal front porch light!!

    • May 12, 2017 / 2:20 pm

      Thank you Norma for the compliment and thank you for visiting my blog. I like things that are different. Happy Friday!

  2. May 12, 2017 / 3:02 pm

    Your front porch light is so neat, very pretty porch too!

    • May 12, 2017 / 3:44 pm

      Thank you Joy. I like using things that are a bit different. Have a great weekend.

  3. May 16, 2017 / 8:52 am

    a lovely way to relax and enjoy the new season. Thank you for sharing at Katherines Corner TFT. You were featured and pinned xo

    • May 16, 2017 / 9:20 am

      How fun and exciting – Thank you! You’ve just made my whole week! Hope you have a great week as well.

    • May 19, 2017 / 3:21 pm

      It’s difficult to think my decorating is brag worthy especially when I see so many talented people out there. I am truly grateful and honored. Thank you!

  4. May 21, 2017 / 3:50 am

    What a beautiful spot to just relax. I’d have some trouble trying to do anything with so much natural beauty all around that just begs to be absorbed. I love, love, love that light BTW, simply gorgeous

    • May 21, 2017 / 4:44 pm

      Thank you Michelle for visiting my blog and the compliments. It is a great place to relax.

  5. May 26, 2017 / 4:36 pm

    Your porch looks so comfortable, so pleasant and inviting. I love the lighting, too! Everything looks beautiful.

    • May 26, 2017 / 7:48 pm

      Thank you Carol. We try to enjoy it as much as possible. And thank you for visiting my blog!