Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Fall Porch Ideas

I probably say this every year but I think I had the most fun this year decorating our porch for Fall.   I do love this time of year and I think it's so fun and festive to see everyone's homes decorated for the Fall season.  But more than anything, some of my most cherished family memories are during the Fall/Halloween season.


I think that one of my favorite things about decorating for Fall is that most of the things we use come from nature; hay bales, corn stalks, mums and pumpkins.   It's natural and organic, which I love.


If you read my front door post, I told you that I also completely changed our wood screen door.  It has also been painted many colors since we bought it years ago, so I stripped all the paint off with paint stripper, sanded it and stained it.

I've had a lot of people ask me where we bought this door and the answer is Lowes.  It had a mahogany colored shellac of some sort on it when we bought it and I didn't care for it so we just painted over it.  I love the finish it has now as it makes the door look aged which I just love.

I did NOT strip the paint off the grid on the door over the screen because that would have been torture so instead I just painted it using the same technique I used on the front door to make it "look" like wood.  I also used a strip of cut up coffee sack to hang a wreath.


My hubby found this old porcelain sink but the finish was a bit icky so I painted it with spray paint textured with sand and filled it with pumpkins, twigs and antlers.  I just liked the rough texture the sand spray paint gave it.



My hubby also found this old ladder that I just loved because of the paint spilled all over it.  So I made burlap squares and stenciled letters onto them to spell BOO for Halloween and pinned them to the ladder rungs.


Because we love to add Halloween touches to our Fall decor, I also printed out silhouettes of crows and stenciled them on burlap and made pillows.  After Halloween, I will simply flip them over and stencil something for Thanksgiving on the other side.  This didn't cost anything since I already had a big roll of burlap and black paint.  And I covered pillows that I already had.


I still have the mason jar tea light holders hanging from the porch ceiling.  And I love the natural jute rope wrapped around the ugly chain on our porch swing.


I love taking pictures at dusk but I'm still learning.  The warm glow coming from the inside of a home at this time of day is so inviting.


I sure hope that's what people feel when they visit our home.   :)

Happy October 1st!

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78 comments:

  1. Your porch is so wonderful it's like a storybook setting! Love it! I bet you'll have lots of kiddos to trick or treat when the time comes.

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  2. So beautiful, thank you for sharing!

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  3. So beautiful!! I dream of porches like this. You have a beautiful way with reclaiming, refinishing and decorating Diana! Well done :)

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    1. Thank you Carli! And thanks for taking the time to stop by!

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  4. Wow! Your porch looks amazing!! I love all!

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  5. incredibly gorgeous...Happy Fall...Pinning...Christine from Little Brags

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  6. I love how you decorated your porch, please never stop sharing, this is so inspirational. (Love the bread boards from an earlier post, yes I a will be visiting your etsy store this Monday!) Thanks again.

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    1. I ordered them! How nice these will be for special family dinners this fall.

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    2. I have ordered the bread boards. How fun this will be for special family dinners this fall!

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  7. Your fall porch decor astounds again! It looks beautiful!

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  8. Just beyond gorgeous! THANK YOU so much for the inspiration! Everything is so lovely and welcoming!
    Happy October 1st! :-D
    -Shayna
    www.TheWoodGrainCottage.com

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  9. You have such a cute porch! It is all great - I love the bird pillows and the BOO. Thanks for sharing!

    agirlandhersparkles.blogspot.com

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  10. Love how this turned out! Very welcoming!

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  11. absolutely everything looks prefect! That front porch is so inviting, I just want to come over and have a glass of ice tea there!

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  12. As Austin Powers would say "Yeeeeaaaaah Baby!" You have captured the feeling of the season for sure. I loved your doors before and now I am amazed that they could look better. That screen door is so much more interesting than most of them. Your husband's "finds" worked out really well.

    Cheers! Trish

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  13. As Austin Powers would say "Yeeeeaaaaah Baby!" You have captured the feeling of the season for sure. I loved your doors before and now I am amazed that they could look better. That screen door is so much more interesting than most of them. Your husband's "finds" worked out really well.

    Cheers! Trish

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  14. This is such a lovely front porch, welcoming, and perfect for the season!

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  15. Porch of my dreams!! Love your decorations! You are so talented!

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  16. What a gorgeous display!!! I LOVE your screen door!!! Where did you find it???!! Beautiful!!!!

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  17. How pretty! I love a porch like that. The raven pillows are really great, too!

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  18. Super pretty front porch! Love the screen door.

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  19. LOVE, love, love!! It's just perfect! And I can't get over your screen door! Where or how was that created???

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  20. WOW! Awesome and totally inspiring. LOVE the door!!

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  21. WOW! Awesome and totally inspiring. LOVE the door!!!

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  22. I love it - I ABSOLUTELY LOOOOOOVE IT!! It is beautiful, so natural, simple and unique - I'm very inspired. And yes, it is positively inviting! Happy Fall!

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  23. I am in love with your porch, can I come over and just sip some tea on your cozy swing? And I really love your wood screen door, that's what first caught my eye.
    I am so happy I came across you blog, new follower of yours.

    Keeping it thrifty

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  24. Your home is gorgeous inside and out, and yours is one of my go-to blogs for inspiration. Not sure why someone would post a mean comment, but I'd have to guess its out of pure jealousy. My first instinct is that the person should be "outed" and let the rest of us know who it is, but they probably posted anonymously like any coward would. Don't let it stop you from doing what you enjoy, and believe me, we've all been there.
    xoxo,
    Kim

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  25. Love your porch soooo pretty!!! Happy fall :) xo Holly

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  26. Hi Diana! I featured a photo of your gorgeous porch on my blog about fall porch decorating inspirations. I put a link in back to this site. I'm looking forward to decorating my porch this weekend! Thanks for the inspiration. :-) Have a great weekend.

    Christine

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  27. Love it! I always love everything you do!

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  28. love love love it......everything looks so perfectly placed.....every little touch.....I have been having some knee problems but today you inspired me to go outside for a little walk and take some pictures....thanks for all you do....please stop by to see my fall outside pictures at my blog .... http://earthycomfycasual.blogspot.com/

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  29. Just gorgeous! I want to move in!

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  30. WOW! That is what I WISH I could pull together - your porch is just beautiful! I pinned this, and mentioned I was crushing on that door - amazing it's from Lowes and you just gave it your own touch! It is beautiful too! Thank you for the inspiration - Julia

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  31. What a perfect Autumn porch! Gorgeous! Thank you for sharing your talents with us AND I really appreciate it when you explain the various how-tos. You and your hubby are truly a dynamic duo. Gotta go stare at your pictures some more.

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  32. Oh my goodness, your porch is gorgeous! Now I want to see the rest of your home!

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  33. How did I miss this? I guess my excuse is that my mind is a bit worse these days...more so than normal. Your porch is absolutely beautiful! I love the natural feel of it.

    xo
    Pat

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  34. Oh my goodness, I'm going to lose sleep over that door. I love the whole porch, but that door... I checked the Lowe's website and didn't see one like it. How long ago did you buy yours? I will be on a mission now to find one :)
    Thank you for sharing your beautiful porch, and so many wonderful ideas!

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    1. Hi, we bought our door about 6 years ago in the store. Not sure if it's available online. It had a cherry finish but I stripped all that off. It was among all the screen doors in the door section. Hope that helps! :). Thanks for stopping by and Good Luck! I hope you are able to find one!

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  36. I want to put up the corn stalks like that by my mom's front door but where would I find them??

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  54. Hi! I love your front porch! Do you know the name of the paint color on the front of your house?? I love it and have been looking for a similar color!!

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  55. Your porch looks amazing! I absolutely love the paint colors of your house! Can you tell me what paint color that is?

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  56. Love everything about your home. It's so warm and inviting! We are looking to repaint our house and love the color scheme of yours. Can you tell me the name of the tan color you use on the outside? We currently have black shutters and I think it would still go, what is your opinion?

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  57. So beautiful! I so enjoyed your home. The theme was perfect for Thanksgiving I had to share with my
    readers, {bloggers} Thank you Dina for sharing, & wishing you & your family a Happy Thanksgiving!
    I am new on blogger, when I share post from other bloggers, how do I get your picture?

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  58. Your whole house is Gorgeous! Your decorating is my inspiration for my new home being built I have found the screen door at Lowes and I was hoping you could tell me what paints/stains and also what technique you used on it? Any advice would be greatly appreciated. :-)

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  59. Hi. Your whole house is Gorgeous! I have found the screen door at Lowes and was hoping you could tell me what paints/stains you used and what techniques. Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks. :-)

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  60. Hey Diana!! We are an up and coming company and we loved your blog post!! We shared it on our Facebook page "The Southern American Company." Keep up the good work!!

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  61. I just wanted to let you know I stripped my front door to the original 100 year old wood because of your front door!!!! AND I decorated my farmhouse front porch based off yours as well!!!! I LOVE your front porch!!!!
    Thanks for the lovely pictures!
    Jillynn

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  62. I LOVE your front door! Is that a screen door or your only front door? Where did you get it? It looks vintage. Thanks! Beautiful home!!!

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  63. You're house is beautiful!! We have been looking for a screened door like that, but have had no luck.

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  64. I Love the screen door and trying to locate it at Lowes but I can't seem to find it. If you can help that would be wonderful. You are very talented!

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