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15 Front Porch Rustic Ideas #porch #rustic #DIYI’ve collected my fave front porch must haves.  15 in fact!  15 front porch rustic ideas.  They could work on the back porch too.

Even if your front porch is just a stoop you can still incorporate a few…

I’m sure the neighbors won’t mind.

Spring Porch Swing #porchswingI was sold on this home “cabin” as I step onto the front porch.  It’s perfect for a porch swing and was the first thing I bought after moving in.

I remember sitting for hours with my grandma on her porch swing.  Now I bring out home decorating magazines and dream of the next DIY project.  Naps on Sunday {weather permitting} are perfect.  I curl up or stick my legs through and nap until….

a lizard crosses my face!  ECH!

Shutters on porch #shutters #porchDuring the spring I placed old shutters behind the swing to block the morning sun.  For summer I did the drop cloth curtains below.

Porch Table #porch #porchtable #drinktableA small table to hold the ice tea, please!  You can see more of the porch during spring here.

Old Window Chalkboard #oldwindow #chalkboard #christmasAn old chippy vintage window is perfect next to the front door.  Here it’s “dressed” for Christmas.  Notice one glass is broken so I replaced it with a chalkboard.  Great for notes when guest stop by and we’re not home.

Okay, that only happened once!

Flower boxes #flowerboxes #flowers #porchHere’s the front porch that sold me!  Last spring I made hanging flower boxes.  This year they didn’t go up until a few weeks ago.  Check out the post to see why we hung them!

last summer banner #dropcloth #banner #summerI don’t like summer!  No other reason than it’s TOOOOO HOT!  We live in Arizona…in the mountains…but it’s still hot!  This was the summer banner I made last summer.

Didn’t put too much effort into it!

This summer I did slightly better.

Only because I’m loving drop cloths lately!

toolbox #hometour #blogtour #summerAdding color to the front porch is easy by grabbing vintage rustic finds.  I love walking through a thrift shop or antique store and “shop” by color.

Try it sometime.

I found this tool box shopping for turquoise.  I displayed it when I was trying to learn to enjoy summer.

I’m not there yet!! :/

rustic chandelier made with spindle #DIY #chandelier #candlechandelierA funky chandelier made with an old spindle to hold chunky battery candles is perfect on the front porch.

easy breezy rope trick #porchswingThis rope trick is dressing up our porch swing this summer.  I’ve been meaning to dress up the links of chain on the exterior lights too.

But I haven’t got that one done yet.

rocking chairs #hometour #blogtour #summerRocking chairs!  Mike and I solve all the world’s problems from these rocking chairs.  We really do, just can’t get the world to listen. :/ #dropcloth #curtains #outdoorcurtainsHere are those drop cloth curtains I did for summer.  I didn’t want them actually go across the whole side, I just wanted something for color.  We have great views and few neighbors.

But I do like the pop of red on the porch.

tablescape #hometour #blogtour #summerA table for eating is fun on our front porch using mixed match dishes and silverware.  We have a table on the back porch but for very early morning and late evenings, this is perfect.

One-wreath-twelve-ways-april-country-design-style-Sq-brownEvery porch can use a wreath of some sort.  This grapevine wreath is getting a makeover every month with things I find around the house.

cabin sparkles #cabin #cabinatnight #cabinsparklesNight lighting to make the whole house sparkle.  I love how welcoming our cabin looks at night. Notice the windows are even open to let the cool evening air bring in the scent of pine.


porch bed #porchbed #porchThis last of the 15 front porch rustic ideas, well let’s say Mike still teases me about this one.

A vintage porch bed!

I found this porch bed at a local antique store with an old blue mattress ticking covered comfyIcantstayawakeandreadmybook mattress.  For two years we would take wonderful long Sunday naps.

Sunday’s are the only day I allow myself to take a nap.

Sometimes in the winter, we would wake up to snow.

I linked this one up at Between Naps on the Porch with loads of porch ideas!

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