Spring Porch

May 2, 2017

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This home has two front porches.



Our main porch has room for the rocking chairs and is where we meet our guests.

This little side porch leads straight to the mudroom and was designed with the hope that the kids would tear in and out of the house through this way vs. the front door.  We’re just getting into our first spring and summer here so we’ll see if my hopeful plan works.

I stay on the safe traditional side of having a classic black front door (much to my sister’s chagrin), but this little porch was a fun spot to add a hint of color.


The door was painted in a pretty shade of  “Woodlawn Blue”.

And the brick chimney is “faux” as in, there is no fireplace inside that actually is attached to this chimney.

I just really wanted the look of a chimney here! 😉

Yes, my builder was a bit confused and may have even rolled his eyes at me.  (at least when I wasn’t looking, I’m sure).

I’ve had a little fun decorating the big front porch, but so far this little guy has stood neglected.

Well the rain finally stopped and the sun is starting to stick around, so we took a little time to add some spring flair to this forgotten little nook.

It all started with Dad’s old milk can.


Every farmhouse porch needs a milk can!


We grew up on a dairy farm,

See story of our childhood home HERE and some more fun Before and Afters HERE

So this rusty old milk can actually has a lot of sentimental meaning attached to it.


And though we love some good tarnish and rust, this one was a bit TOO tarnished for our liking.

We used our favorite paint, in our favorite method,

(spray paint forever!)

and quickly transformed this rusty guy into a sleeker version of his youthful self.


Rust-Oleum Stops Rust in “Matte Hammered Brown”. Here

And this paint is made to actually STOP rust (as the name states)  so Grandpa’s can will be around long enough to become Great, Great, Great Grandpa’s milk can.


And Grandma’s colander got a fun shot of this fun “light turquoise” Here

Ok, not really Grandmas, it was a $2 dollar thrift find we painted. 😉

With just a few quick transformations and of course some flowers and plants, this porch is suddenly a cheerful little resting spot to take a seat and watch my yard of dandelions blossom and grow!


and with our newly painted pieces they can withstand all the elements and whatever mother nature wants to throw their way, Rust Free!



The mailbox was originally white and got a quick coat of “Rust-Oleum Black” to help it pop against the white house.  Neighbors are advised and welcome to leave treats within.


See more fun spring color paint choices in our wall of chairs



And find Rust-Oleum Stops Rust spray paint brand HERE

as well as at your local Home Depot.

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 Paint is our love language.  😉

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