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How to add Farmhouse Charm to your Porch

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Sometimes having to paint and remodel parts of your home are just not in the budget. But this doesn’t mean you can’t have the style you want. Creating a nice warm and welcoming porch is the perfect place to start. It’s the first thing you see after being out all day at work and also makes your guests feel welcome. So how do you add Farmhouse Charm to your Porch with out breaking the bank?

5 Ways on How to add Farmhouse Charm to your Porch

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1. Embrace what you have.

The outside of our house is in desperate need of a fresh coat of paint and not the ideal colour that we would like it to be. So until that job can be accomplished we have decided to work with what we have. A simple scrub and clean with some sugar soap can make the world of difference.

 

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2. Shop your own Home, Garage Sales, On the Side of the Road and Thrift Shops. 

99% of all of the goodies that we have on our front porch has been found by perusing our own home, garage sales, seeing things on the side of the road at Council pick up time or at our local thrift store. Look for old boxes that can be made into planters, chairs that may need a coat of paint and distressed. Old bed frames are also great to add some farmhouse charm. A fun way to make a garden bench is from old dining room chairs. You can see how I made ours here.

 

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3. Use Salvaged Wood to make Farmhouse Style Signs. 

Take a visit to your local salvage yard for bits of old lumber to make fun signs to add to your porch. Pallets are perfect to make these style of signs. You can find how I made some for our porch here.

 

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4. Add some Potted Colour. 

Who’s with me that fresh flowers just add a beautiful touch both inside your home and outside? The fun of adding potted colour is you can change out the colours pending on the seasons or if you want to add a splash of colour to your decor. We tend to stick to whites and creams to get that nice crisp farmhouse feel and always visit our local nursery when they are having a sale on potted colour.

 

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5. Use Soft Furnishings.

Adding some farmhouse style cushions to your chairs or bench always adds a nice welcoming warm touch. There are also loads of nice out door rugs available too that can lift your porch or in our case hide the chipping paint 😉 We are yet to find the right one for our porch because it’s only a tiny porch and most of the rugs that we have found are too big! Adding a ticking table runner to a side table can add a nice touch also.

 

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So there you have 5 easy ways on how to add some Farmhouse Charm to your porch which is guaranteed to not break the bank.
Be sure to check out below some fun other ways to jazz up your outdoor spaces with my blogging pals below!


Summer Outdoor Living Blog Hop

Anika | Anika’s DIY Life

Barbara | French Ethereal

Jeannee | Shepherds and Chardonnay

Kellie | Gratefully Vintage

Kim | Exquisitely Unremarkable

Leanna | Faeries and Fauna

Lisa | The Purple Hydrangea

Nancy | Cobani Bleu

Patricia | Old Things New

Sam | Raggedy Bits

Sherry | Savvy Apron

Susanne | Pearl Street Designs

Suzanne | Shop at Blu

Toni | Small Home Soul

Jordan | Jordan’s Easy Entertaining

Debbie | Chatham Hill on the Lake

Kristy | Steeplechase Manor

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44 comments

  1. Your porch is so beautiful. I love how you use unexpected items like the sewing machine and it looks perfect. I agree with you and I always shop my home and thrift shops.

  2. This porch is so different Sam and well put together. I love how all the natural wood is cozied in behind the bright green tree. It looks like a little artsy shaded part of heaven. I seriously hope you go and blog out there regularly. Talk about inspiration. Pinning of course.

    1. Thank you, Leanna! At the moment there is a tiny window of sunshine in the morning to enjoy this spot. Just enough time to enjoy a coffee!! Otherwise, it’s freezing cold!! Summertime, however, is another story! I could hang out there all day!!

  3. I love your porch, Sam. The message on the pillows is perfect! The charm of each area draws me in. I am curious about the sewing machine…garage sale, thrift store or found? It is a beauty. I love that you pulled this together with a simple budget and stories that always accompany great finds. It doesn’t come across as small at all, I am certain that is due to your decorating style.

    1. I found the Singer at a local salvage yard! I loved it even with all its rust and lumps and bumps! So much character!! Thank you so much for your lovely comment! Truly means the world 🙂

  4. Sam, you do farmhouse so well. And if your porch was in need of paint… I surely didn’t notice. I’ve never heard of giving your house a ‘sugar’ scrub…. I’d thought that was only for a gardener’s dirty hands. LOL Thanks for all your tips and as always you inspire creativity with all you do.

    1. Aww, thank you so much, Diane! Sugar soap I think is like your TSP (think that’s what you call it). It gets rid of all the yuck! Thank you so much for such a lovely comment!

  5. Ahh, I love your porch and all the vintage things you have collected to make it comfy and welcoming. I like the color of your house, but then I’m on a blue kick these days 🙂 Your cushions on the chairs look so comfy, I wish I could visit with you over some tea and snacks <3

  6. Hi Sam,
    I love your front porch!!! The pillows on the chairs are cute and I love how you’ve added subtle pops of blue here and there! I like your ideas for going through our own houses instead of buying something new. It’s amazing all the things we have stored away which would work wonderfully out on a porch or patio.

    Thank you for some great ideas and it was fun being with you on the blog hop,

    Barb 🙂

  7. Love your porch, Sam! It’s so cozy and welcoming! And I love how you used unexpected items, and refashioned them to work with your farmhouse look.

  8. I love your farmhouse porch with all its rustic goodness! That Singer sewing machine really speaks to me as I have my mom’s!! What a unique idea to display it on the porch!!!

    1. Thank you, Nancy! Yes, she looks right at home there on the porch. When I rescued her she was out in the elements and getting rusty by the minute!! So of course, she had to come home with me!! I just love Singer Sewing machines!

  9. Sam,

    Your porch is packed full of so many farmhouse charm that I’m always looking at everything in your photo. Love your casual and inviting style, just like you!

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