Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Early Spring Farmhouse Front Porch

We have had crazy weather here in SE Texas. One day it is 87 and the next it could be 54. Ya never truly know what you are going to get.
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Everything is starting to bloom early here because of the warmer weather and so I decided to go ahead and deck the front porch out for an early spring.
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We have not had a true front porch since we lived in Baton Rouge for a few years. We knew then that we enjoyed having a front porch so when we were looking at building there was no doubt we wanted to build a house with a true southern porch.
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My trusty DIY Welcome sign.
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I ordered these rockers from Grandin Road back at the end of summer last year when they were on sale and I had discount code. I knew they would be perfect for out here. I love how they are roomier than most rockers.
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Target outdoor pillow from last year but I think they are carrying it this year as well.
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I ordered the tray table from Decor Steals a few weeks back. It came with a shorter one as well that is on our back porch. 
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Magnolia Wreath is from Michaels.
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Vintage style mailbox is from Zulilly. 
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This half windmill is perfect for our front door. I purchased it on sale at Hobby Lobby.
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Another Hobby Lobby find. 
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Our porch swing I ordered last spring from Grandin Road after we signed on to build our house. Because we chose to add stone to our front elevation and because of the swing chain construction it fits a tad snug. It still swings though!
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Could not resist this cute sheep pillow from At Home.
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As with most areas of our new home we have plans to enhance this area. We want to add planking to the porch ceiling and then install two ceiling fans. I have the fans picked out but I can not decide if I want to have the ceiling painted the same color as the shutters or if I want to stain the ceiling. What do you think? I love the idea of a blue/gray ceiling for a southern front porch. I may end up painting the ceiling before we plank it just to see how we like it. 
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46 comments:

  1. LOVE LOVE LOVE!!! Looks so relaxing and happy! I would go with the blue ceiling! I have thought about doing that to my front porch also! I will wait for you to do it first! :)

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    1. I think we will be going blue! I bought the paint. Now to just get out there and start!:)

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  2. So pretty and inviting and looks like you.

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    1. Thank you Marty! Yes, it does look like me. I had the best compliment from a neighbor over the weekend whom I had just met. We were talking about which houses we lived in and she said "Oh you live in the house whose porch makes me happy every day!".

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  3. That blue you used on your shutters is fabulous! It goes so well with that dark brown and stone. I think that a blue ceiling will continue to make you feel cool while sitting in that hot Texas heat. It gave me that feeling when we were in Florida and I was sitting on a porch that was painted blue. It just makes you think of a cool ocean! Or Ice Water!!

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  4. I hope you don't hate this, but that welcome sign, albeit is gorgeous, it seems to take away from your wonderful front door and the balance of the whole picture.

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  5. It looks so welcoming! I love the idea of the ceiling being the blue of the shutters - that is so southern!

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    1. Thank you Penny! Can not wait to see more of your new home.

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  6. Hi! Oh my Goodness, I just love your home. You have such great taste. I am sure you will pick the perfect color! I know what you mean about weather, I am in Shreveport, La. Ya just never know! lol Love to visit here, Lynn

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    1. Lynn thank you oh so much for taking the time to visit!

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    1. Thank you Brooke. It won't be long till you start having to make choices!

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  8. If that swing starts to swing a little wonkey get a pool noodle and slice it open to put on the arm so it doesnt get chewed up by the stone.

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    1. Great idea Bliss! The only part that rubs on the stone thankfully is the chain. I really wish they would have drilled holes in the arms for the chain to go thru like most other swings.

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  9. I would take lots of naps in the swing! It looks so inviting.

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    1. Thank you Sandra Lee! I take my naps in the backyard on my other swing!;)

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  10. Love the look, Pamela! You got some great items to really make it feel like another room out there. Love that magnolia wreath, but the furniture from Grandinroad is super nice. Enjoy while you can, before it gets too hot!

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    1. Thank you Rita! Yes, before I know it it will be way too hot.

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    1. Blue it will be Eva! Keep checking for updates.

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  12. Thank you for the information on where to purchase the items you have used in your decor. I was wondering about Zulilly. Have you ordered from them before and are they a good company. Thanks for your help.
    *Smiles*

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    1. Hi Lady Pamela. Thank you for stopping by to visit. Yes, I order from Zulilly time from time. It is just like Joss & Main but offers more of a variety. I actually have two spiral topiaries for the porch coming from them any day.

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  13. Love the swing and I would paint the ceiling blue.

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    1. Thank you Kim and yes, the ceiling will soon be blue!:)

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  14. Beautiful!!! The outside of your home is stunning!!
    Hugs,
    Debbie

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    1. Thank you so much Debbie! I hope that your week is going well.

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  15. I think the blue ceiling is just the right approach for your charming front porch. Perhaps you already know about the theory behind painting a porch ceiling blue...aka HAINT BLUE?
    "Once upon a time in the deep South, many people painted their porch ceilings a specific shade of Haint Blue, a soft blue-green, to ward off evil spirits called "haints." It's especially common in the historic homes around Savannah, Georgia, and Charleston, South Carolina. Although ghosts and goblins might not be front-of-mind for modern homeowners, many continue the tradition of blue porch ceilings to keep ties to their home's Southern roots".

    Here's a link for more info:
    http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/pretty-and-practical-the-history-of-haint-blue-porch-ceilings-206959

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    1. Mary blue it will be! I purchased the paint last week. Thank you for visiting!

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  16. Your porch looks so pretty...love the welcome sign! I imagine you will be spending lot of time out there. :o)
    ~Des

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    1. Thank you Des and yes, I do spend a lot of time out there! It is one of my favorite spots at night.

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  17. I am sure you are having lots of fun decorating your new porch!...Love everything about it...love the swing, the chairs and those cute pillows!....your welcome sign looks great on the new porch!

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    1. Thank you Shirley! Yes, I am going to have so much fun decorating it. We are the first house you see when you come into our section so I feel obligated to keep it inviting and welcoming.

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  18. So charming Pam. I have to agree the ceiling painted blue would be so pretty. Love your farmhouse porch. It is charming and so welcoming.
    Hugs,
    Kris

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  19. Pamela, I love your gorgeous house and your beautiful front porch. I know that you must love sitting out there. You have done such a wonderful job decorating the space. I have a question. What color are your shutters? I have a French Country style house, and I am wanting to paint my shutters a blue color. I love yours.

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    1. Hi Shannon! I am still dreaming about your bunny at your front door! I need his cousin for mine. LOL. The color of our shutters is called Special Delivery by Pittsburgh Paints. If we could have chosen from Sherwin Williams I would have gone with Sea Salt.

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  20. Pamela,
    Another vote for a blue porch ceiling...

    Judith

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    1. Blue it will be Judith! Hope your week is going well and thank you for visiting with me.

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  21. Such a beautiful home & blog, I imagine I will spend lots of time on your site with lots of heart eyes!
    Sonja
    OurCraftsmanCottage

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    1. Thank you Sonja! I hope to one day have as fabulous projects to share like you and your hubby! Thank you for visiting over on the blog.

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  22. Such a pretty porch swing, Pamela. Your entire porch looks like a wonderful place to hang out and I'm sure you and your family will really enjoy it on warm days!

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    1. Thank you JoAnne! I always love when you stop by to visit. Hope your week is going well.

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  23. I love the shade of blue you used for the shutters - beautiful!

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