Monday, January 30, 2017

Farmhouse Porch Ideas

Our porch is looking very January meets February. 

Not in a good way. 

I'm needing some inspiration (and a few hours to clean and refresh). Until then, I thought I'd share some decorating ideas from when our porch was a little more welcoming.  
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1. Galvanized Buckets and Containers

I gathered our metal buckets, rusted chicken waterers, and even an old vintage mop bucket for a collection of galvanized containers. You can collect them over time, or find all you need

2. A Ladder with Lavender and Hanging Mason Jar Lights

I found this weathered ladder at a barn sale, and the lavender was from our garden. I love lighting the tea lights in the hanging mason jars in the evenings, when we have guests coming over. Click on these links for dried lavender bunches, hanging mason jars and even ladders!

3. An Oversized "Lantern" with Candles and an Antique Olive Bucket

This old, rusty outdoor fireplace was a free roadside rescue.You can find some wonderful outdoor fireplaces herecharming lanterns here and vintage olive buckets here.

4. Wisteria, Cafe Lights and Adirondack Chairs

Some people have told me they haven't planted wisteria because it can overtake a space. I love how it overtook our smaller back porch! ;) And yes, you will need to cut back (prune) wisteria, but in my opinion... so worth it! 

Do you have any porch, deck or patio projects in mind this year? I'd love to hear!


  1. Love them all, but the outdoor fireplace look is my fave!!! Pinned!!!

  2. Luv those feeders and buckets.


  3. The wisteria is my fav..... and I will be honest ... I started following your blog because of that back porch !!! lololol.... :)

    1. Ahh, love that. And I'll take it! :) Thanks Lisa.

  4. Flowers and a bit of "sepia" toned accessories for the house will always give the home a very rustic look! Best to keep all the rusty things in storage though, I don't quite think it's very safe to keep rusting things out in the house. I do know you can probably Google a method to paint things so that they look like they're rusty though!

  5. I love the wisteria - trying to decide if I'm going to plant it when we re-do our back deck/patio...your blog is really lovely - lots of great inspiration here!

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