Rustic Front Porch Decorating Ideas
When it comes to small front porch designs for our home, it is no easy task, however by adding just a few larger pieces that can accommodate the smaller pieces, alleviates the clutter while making the porch designable and welcoming. Today I will be sharing how to maximize a small space while using it to it’s full potential in a rustic farmhouse style while sharing how I have taken unexpected pieces and up-cycled them into functional front porch garden pieces. Everyone loves a quick and easy project right? I am also going to be sharing how I made a farmhouse solar hanging light at the end of this post and how to make faux rust along with these Rustic Front Porch Decorating Ideas.
Embracing Time Worn Furniture and Using it to Decorate
I have this love for embracing time worn furniture, but most of all it makes a great place for those smaller pieces you want to display like these aged terra cotta pots , wreath and rusted garden tools.
How to Maximize Space on a Small Porch
You can actually grow and design small porches more than you realize by using a trellis. It not only fills up a blank wall, but can create a beautiful garden design. Here I tied up mason jars with twine/jute, filled the mason jars up with water and creeping charlie starters.
The rusted trellis is actually an up-cycled piece of our gazebo that was torn up in a strong wind we had, rather than throwing it away it was turned into a rusted trellis. You can read all about that here along with how the rust was applied with a few other garden projects that were done.
Adding a rustic farmhouse design/color and balance to a small porch
Tip: To save on soil and save the wood barrel from rotting, I inserted plastic potting container inside of the barrel which can be easily lifted out for watering.
How to Make a Farmhouse Rustic Hanging Solar Light
Now as I promised to share with you all, how to make a quick and easy Farmhouse hanging solar light. I love placing solar lights within my gardens and here is no different other than this one is done by placing a Solar light for Mason Jar lid insert into a mason jar.
And then hung on a Long Shepherds Hook , however to add interest a wire shade was added by inserting the mason jar through the hole of the wire shade and hung on the shepherds hook. The wire shade is actually a Wire Hanging Basket that was painted with my favorite paint/primer and rusted with a quick and easy rusting technique I am sharing down below.
How To Make Faux Rust
- Mod Podge (compliments of Plaid from SNAP Conference)
- Nutmeg (yes the spice)
- small container for mixing
- paint brush
- Rust-oleum clear cover
Pour Mod Podge in container, add nutmeg, mix together and apply to project.
Depending on the project will depend on how much mod podge you will need and depending on how much of a rusted look you want will depend on how much nutmeg you will want to add. For my projects (wire basket and shepherds hook) I used the entire bottle of Mod Podge and 4 tablespoons of nutmeg.
Once you have applied your mixture to your project let it completely dry, spray with Rust-oleum clear cover .
Long Shepherds Hook this is not the same exact one, however it will work and is less expensive..just helping a friend out 🙂 the Shepherds hook was also spray painted with ultra cover 2 X spray paint,white primer and then rusted with the rusting technique.
If you liked these front porch ideas here is another one you may enjoy this Summer Porch Idea
Another Idea using Hanging Wire Basket
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