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31 Days of Decorating with Junk: Farmhouse Style Front Porch

I added “style” to the title of this post because Kris’s house is not really a farmhouse.  The exterior is more like a modern farm building, remember?
But this year, Kris’s husband built a front porch and it. is. beautiful.

farmhouse table
The chairs around the table are antique, but the man of the house built the 99 inch long farm table and bench.
mismatched chairs
Kris shared that she got the chairs for a great deal: less than $15 each. 
She could have bought new chairs like this for the same price: 
Stacking Patio Chair, Green
Or she could have bought a patio set that won’t even seat her whole family, like this one for $1,499 (from Walmart!)
But instead, she has this set…table and bench hand built by her hubby, and chairs that have stood the test of time.
DIY table and bench
Personally, I like Kris’s way of furnishing her porch better.
handmade table and bench

The hutch was a HomeShed find.  It was actually a candle display piece from a boutique store, but it works GREAT on her porch.  The accessories were all things she had around the house.
repurposed hutch
The drop cloth curtains are perfect for this space.  She simply nailed them in place.
porch curtains outdoors
I adore the pleats. 
drop cloth curtains
Now, let’s see one more before and after…
machine shed house
machine shed house porch

To see more pictures of Kris's house, visit her blog: Our Thrifty Nest of 7

This post is part of 31 Days of Decorating with Junk: Vintage, Antique and Unique for your Home and Garden.

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31 Days of Decorating with Junk Posts:

31 Days of Decorating with Junk Introduction
Farmhouse Style Front Porch 
Modern Farmhouse Design 
Repurposed Upright Piano 
Our Exterior Makeover Reveal
Adjustable Game Table Makeover (In a Ballard Designs Whitewashed Style) 
The HomeShed's September Sale & Fall Decor Inspiration 
Proof that I'm a HardCore Junker
My Gallery Wall
HomeShed Sale Preview and Christmas Inspiration
Cute Green Dresser with Chalkboard Labels
My Favorite Paint for Antique Furniture
Kris's Cabin Tour
Essential Tools for Repurposing
Making a Custom Glaze
Fixing a Stripped Out Screw Hole
How to Make Your Home Your Own
Spray or Brush?
Five from the Archives
Owning a Junky Business Part 1
Owning a Junky Business Part 2
1840 House
Simple Vintage Halloween
Five (More) from the Archives
Crib Spring Repurpose
Owning a Junky Business Part 3
Quick Chair-Do
Pallet Wall Art
Not So Junky Basement
Owning a Junky Business Part 4
31 Days Wrap Up

Shared at:  Funky Junk Interiors' Party Junk 
Metamorphosis Monday  

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  1. What a fabulous porch! I'd want to spend all day out there.

  2. I definitely like your topic. My favorite kind of decorating.

  3. Wonderful porch I love the table and the drapes.