Decorating My Front Porch by Shopping My Back Patio

May 16, 2013

House to your Home Full Porch

One of my goals for 2013 was to sell my wrought iron furniture that I have owned foreverrrr!   As you can see from the photo above that isn’t going to happen this year. In the beginning of every year we put aside a certain amount of money for outside landscaping and projects and we reached our budget way before I even thought about my plans for our front parch.

The wrought iron is going to be around another year and so is a lot of other things.  Last year our backyard was decorated with a green color scheme.  This year my husband said no more green in the back but I wasn’t ready to get rid of some of the items I’d been using like the Pottery Barn outdoor pillows you see on the iron glider and my fan back chair.

House to your home fan back chair_edited-1

I’d previously posted about the makeover I did on my fan back chair this year but I had to remove the cushion I made because it didn’t end up matching. (Hopefully I will use it next year when I hope there will be money in the budget to re do the front porch.

House to your Home outside sidetable

The console table came from the back patio. I was too lazy to re-paint it black so I decided to use it up front this year. The chalkboard is from the kitchen. I never really liked it in the kitchen and again I’m not ready to get rid of it so it’ll sit here this summer. The lanterns are also from the backyard.  The sun bleached them out quite a bit so I just gave them a few coats of black spray paint for metal to make them look new again.

I may spray this small wrought iron table like Janell of House of Fifty did a few weeks back but as of now it’s on the bottom of a very long outside to do list.  The chandelier was on my coffee table in the back patio last year.  The tray is one of a million I have sitting on my storage shelf I shop when I want to change things up.

house to your home table close up

House to your Home close up of table1

This indoor table above was used on my back porch last year. It got a little scuffed up from the weather but I just gave it 2 light coats of the left over paint from last year. The owls plates were also on the coffee table. The candle holder is actually a recent purchase I bought a few months ago from Ikea. It’s another item that I had stashed away without a particular place for.

House to your Home Front Door_edited-1

The monogrammed door hanger is from Southern Proper Monograms. I bought it for myself last Christmas. I wanted to hang something besides a wreath on my front door. I love it with a capital L!  (Oh and if you look closely you might be able to spot our dog Lilly in the side window!!)

Is this the front porch of my dreams…ummm no but it is a front porch I can definitely live with…at least for another year! Don’t be afraid to mix things up and switch things around, you’ll be surprised at how easy it is and how nicely it will work out for you!


I’ve also showed my porch off at Thrifty Decor Chick.  Do you have a project you want to show off?  If so you can link up at her party!!

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    1. Don’t suppose there are any plans, details or even measurements for the console table pictured? Know someone interested in having me replicate it and would like any info possible to help plan it out.

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