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{Front Porch Makeover} Some Progress


My love for well decorated front porches runs long and wide. There is a neighborhood not far from here that is full of recently built homes designed to simulate homes from the era of wrap around porches. I often ride in there just to look and get ideas of things I could do with my porch.

A front porch was high on my list of must haves when we were house shopping and while I didn’t get one as big as I would’ve liked…I did get one. A few days ago it looked like this:

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I couldn’t take it. The bareness.

I ventured into Kohl’s one day with some Kohl’s Cash, a coupon, and a $10 off anything promotional offer. Initially I looked at a purse, before deciding I might be better off getting something I need.

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Both of these items were on sale, with my coupons and an additional 20% off I walked away paying $0. I love when that happens.

I am in love with my new rocking chair. I found it at Kroger for $89.99. The detail on the wood is amazing and different. For the price it was just right.

Char log rocking chair

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I found this piece at Marshall’s and had the idea to place it on the bare wall right across from the chair but decided instead to put it on the door.

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I’m not sure what to do with this space. I’m thinking about painting that sewing table I snagged from the Goodwill a nice color and decorate it with seasonal items. There is that “S”, I suppose I’ll either paint it or wrap it with jute. I’m on the hunt for some type of bench or additional seating for the bare area.

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While the porch is still a work in progress I’m glad it’s not bare anymore. The next pieces will probably be a rug and some plants.

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Summer Front Porch

What else do I need?!!

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8 Comments

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    Christina Jones
    May 6, 2014 at 9:31 am

    Looking great! Especially love the pouf (is that what you call those things?) You’re making we wanna go see what I can see about my front porch!
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    Britton
    May 6, 2014 at 9:53 am

    That color pillow really made a HUGE difference. I love that welcome sign too! I really need to do something “extra” to my porch because it is so bare as well!
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    Sheree
    May 6, 2014 at 12:03 pm

    I have been crushing on those chairs in Kroger for weeks, but the rest of my family wants the swing.

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    Laila (@OnlyLaila)
    May 6, 2014 at 12:36 pm

    Ooh I love the anchor! Now that the weather is FINALLY taking a turn, I’ve been thinking about getting my back porch together. It’s sad.
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    LaShawn
    May 6, 2014 at 6:02 pm

    Cute! this makes me want to go and find something for my front porch like now! It’s oh so bare!

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    KalleyC
    May 6, 2014 at 8:39 pm

    That pillow for the chair makes the whole porch inviting and cozy! Major changes so far! Can’t wait to see what you’ll do with that extra space!
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    Candace
    May 7, 2014 at 11:18 am

    LOVE everything about that chair and the pollo sends it up a couple notches. I think you’re right a rug would pull it all together, can’t wait to see what you do with that table. Makes me wanna do something snazzy on the stoop lol

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    MrsTDJ
    May 9, 2014 at 11:48 am

    Looking good ma’am! I’m thinking you might want to add something tall and slim to that left corner, behind the chair. Maybe a ceramic vase with tall stalks of dried something? LOL! Was that clear enough? Emphasizing the height of the porch. I love what you’ve done so far.
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