Last week I shared part of the back porch makeover HERE, now we are heading around to the front porch which also got some low-cost vintage styling.
The sign came off the original house of my grandparents here, and my dad let me have it several years ago.
This porch is all about, sitting in a rocker, listening to the creek and slowing down.
This is the rocker I found for $25 for Luis. What a great deal it was!
Here is how I found it...
Nothing says "Southern" more than ferns on a porch, and here in the mountains they are everywhere.
This is an old bed with old iron skillets and a waffle iron my dad gave me along with more vintage license plates.
The children love the porch too.
This sign has been here longer than I have been alive, so I borrowed it from my dad, and I moved the antique Southern Railroad lanterns beside it.
My aunt made the wreath so I kept it country with dried hydrangeas and a burlap and ticking bow.
This is the perfect spot for a cold glass of raspberry-lemon iced tea:-)
These are the same rugs I have had for several years. They get pressure washed every spring and have held up really well. We have sun here in the late afternoon and I have not had any issues with either mold or fading.
Oh, I forgot to mention I did paint the red french doors black. I really like the black.
I really wanted to bring the vintage style of the other porches to the front, and I think I achieved a cohesive feel all the way around. I used mostly things I found and only spent the $25 for the rocker. We love it and enjoy taking time just to sit and talk. And isn't that what a front porch is for?
Now for other news...I am really excited about my very first magazine feature!
Ideal Home and Garden Magazine featured these two photos in a story titled, "Revival of the Relics," in the May 2013 issue.
Thanks to Reva and staff for the beautiful feature:-) You can click HERE to see the complete feature.
Thanks for stopping by my porch! I hope you are inspired to take time and enjoy family, friends, and the blessings in life.
I'll be joining: