The farmhouse porch is one of our favorite spots. It's perfect for long summer nights or fall mornings, for breakfast, dinner, and everything in-between. We've shared many days of joy & laughter together on the porch....
...which is why it's been on my to-do list to update and refresh as we head into August! Mr. Maple and I started fixing and repairing the porch floor last fall before the winter months set in, and I was ready to get started as soon as the weather warmed up. Other projects have put this one on hold, but I finally got around to it a few weeks ago & can't wait to share it with you.
I knew I wanted to change the lighting fixtures and give it more of a farmhouse feel, so I reached out to @steellighting to bring some of their beautiful, American-made lights to the farmhouse porch. They recommended the Carson light. I love the high gloss, black finish that gives the farmhouse porch the perfect touch.
The next area to tackle was our front door. It was definitely time for an update and a change.
I really wanted a door that would fit the farmhouse and looked like it belonged here. I found a door that I could salvage from an old farm in our area, and I was so tickled! However, I knew I needed hardware…@baldwinhardware came in right in the nick of time with a beautiful set of Torrey Pines venetian bronze hardware. It literally *made* the door and has been such a fun conversation piece for folks visiting the farmhouse.
The porch is one spot that I feel like says, "welcome to our farm!" in the warmest of ways! Don't forget to check out my summer porch tour video on Instagram for more details and a closer look! Make sure you grab a cup of coffee and, as always, be a light & shine bright!