I usually blog about my back porch, but today, I thought I would show you a corner of the front porch. Why just a corner? Because the other side will be changed soon, and I am not ready for a reveal just yet.
First off, obviously the front porch is much smaller. Truth be told, the front porch is much smaller at 200 square feet. If I had it to do over again, I would have put a large porch on the front just like the back. In the summer, I check the porches to determine which one has the best breeze and the least sun, and that is where I spend my time. In the winter, it’s just the opposite; I am looking for some warmth and less breeze. These days, I have breakfast on the back porch, and hang out there until it just gets too hot, (about 10 am). Then I try to stay inside as much as possible until sunset. When the sun is setting, I enjoy watching it from the back porch, then transition to the front porch for some cool breezes and to watch the stars come out.
These rockers started out red, with the black and white fabric which was I originally selected for the porches.
The bluebells are still blooming, and here is a vase full of them. You can see our field of bluebells here.
I love this little French outdoor table; it’s very chippy and shabby (and rusty and dented). I found it at the auction one week, when they had a large container from France.
It came with the chairs shown below.
This sweet little stool you might recognize as being from Ikea. When I got it, it looked like this.
I used the Annie Sloan Paris gray on it, then used Fiddie’s rugger brown wax, recommended by Miss Mustard Seed in her wax tutorial video.