A Country Style Front Porch Refresh

This post was a long time coming. Today I wanted to share a DIY home project we completed awhile back. We had a rotted porch post that needed to be replaced from water damage. A simple porch post replacement turned into a complete makeover. Come take a tour at my country style front porch refresh!.

I realized when writing this post that I had not taken a before photo of my front porch. Ooops. So I dug this one out of the archives taken around Halloween. So pardon the Halloween decorations!

Country Front Porch
Front Porch Before The Makeover

Like I said, we needed to replace one post in the far corner of the porch. Or so we thought. My brother came over, assessed the damage and we realized the railing needed replacing too. I really like the new, turned design of the spindles.

Front Porch Makeover

They had the project completed in a day.

Front Porch Makeover

That’s where I came in. For the fun part. Decorating!

Freshen Things Up With Paint

We had this small red bistro set sitting on the porch and I decided to give it a new look with a fresh coat paint.

Red Outdoor Bistro Set

I love how the turquoise looks. The color really pops and sets the tone for the rest of the porch makeover. For the cost of a few cans of spray paint it looks like a whole new set. It is a nice place to sit with a cup of coffee.

Painted Turquoise Bistro Set
Spring Porch Refresh Turquoise Bistro Set

My porch would never be complete without some geraniums. They are one of my favorite summer flowers. I adore how they look in clay pots.

Country Porch Refresh Potted Geraniums

Here is a shot from the entrance to the front porch.

Country Porch Refresh

A handmade Home Sweet Home sign placed on a grapevine wreath completes this seating area.

Welcome Porch Signs

I purchased this bench at a local thrift store years ago. It lived in my kitchen until recently when I replaced it with a new set of French inspired upcycled chairs. I am always changing things in my house. It is always evolving. Anyway, I didn’t want to get rid of the bench so I decided it would look good on the front porch. Since the bench was not built for the outdoors I sealed it with a few coats of weatherproof clear coat. It has held up quite well. The outdoor pillows were bought at Walmart for $5 each.

Porch Refresh Country Bench

The side table was a Hobby Lobby find that I no longer had room for. Again, I sealed it with a few coats of weatherproof clear coat and placed it next to the bench. Being that the table is made of MDF, not real wood, I am pleasantly surprised that it is still holding up well despite being hit by multiple rain storms.

NOTE: Use outdoor sealer for furniture that you would like to place outside. It will extend its life. I used Minwax Helmsman Spar Urethane Indoor/Outdoor Clear Coat for the bench and table. I even used it on a small dining table that I have on my back patio. It has been out there for over a year and is in great shape.

Country Porch Refresh | Seating Area

My father gifted me an antique gas lantern which fits perfectly on the table. The ADORABLE farm truck was a Dollar General find. I love it!

Country Porch Refresh cute farm truck
Country Porch Refresh | Seating Area

I dressed up the front door with my wreath and a Home Sweet Home sticker set from Dollar Tree.

Country Porch Refresh Dollar Tree Sticker Letters For Front Door

The cute farm truck Welcome To Our Home mat was another Dollar General purchase. (Sorry. it’s a little dirty) This mat has faded a bit over the past year and I was hoping to get a new one but DG didn’t have them this year. I am going to have to start searching online I think.

Cute Farm Truck Welcome Mat From Dollar General

And there you have it. My country style porch makeover!

Country Front Porch Refresh

Reuse, Recycle, Repurpose!

So, what did I do with the porch post we took down? I didn’t want to throw it away. The rot was just at the bottom so I was able to reuse the rest of the post. I cut off the rotted portion, added weather treated wood at the base so I could set it in the ground and turned the porch post into a bird feeding station for my backyard.

Upcycled Porch Post Bird Feeder Station

I really enjoy watching the birds and rascally squirrels swinging off the feeders when I am having my breakfast every morning.

Upcycled Porch Post Bird Feeder Station

Thanks so much for stopping by today.

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