Come Sit a Spell On the Front Porch’s New & Colorful Sitting Area

A fun painting I did for my new sitting area on my front porch. I am still adding details, but I am hoping to finish it soon *big  smile*

A fun painting I did for my new sitting area on my front porch. I am still adding details, but I am hoping to finish it soon *big smile*

Hey, y’all! Welcome to Sweet Sorghum Living–a place to sit a spell with a good cup of coffee or sweet tea and enjoy good conversations about everything from home renovation projects to handmade goodness. Today on the blog, I wanted to show y’all my new sitting area on my front porch.

I got the most fabulous deals on these pillows at Stein Mart--it was a BOGO! No kidding--six pillows for about $25--the hubby was beyond thrilled by my fabulous find!

I got the most fabulous deal on these pillows at Stein Mart–it was a BOGO! No kidding–six pillows for about $25–the hubby was beyond thrilled by my fabulous find!

Recently, the hubby built a deck (really an outdoor living room), and I was able to kick his Big Green Egg and other manly junk off the wrap-around porch. Yes, I reclaimed my space *wink* I had been dreaming of sitting a spell in that space since we moved in about a year ago.

I have had the chair and sofa for over five years. I know it has been moved at least three times during that time. I am happy to announce that I finally feel settled and at home *big smile*

I have had the chair and sofa for over five years. I know it has been moved at least three times during that time. I am happy to announce that I finally feel settled and at home *big smile*

My biggest goal for this space was to make it cozy, comfy, and cheery. I wanted bold art, rusty treasures, and reclaimed pieces. It was important for it to reflect me–no mater how eclectic it might appear to others!

This is a Lolly Molly Art furniture piece. For many years, I painted furniture--I still dabble a little in furniture *wink*

This is a Lolly Molly Art furniture piece. For many years, I painted furniture–I still dabble a little in furniture painting–but it is getting harder to find quality pieces at reasonable prices to redo. I blame Pinterest and those picker shows *wink*

After arranging and rearranging everything at least a dozen times, I finally achieved the atmosphere for which I was going. It is the perfect place to enjoy a cup of coffee in the mornings.

Trinkets made from reclaimed wood and burlap.

Trinkets made from reclaimed wood and burlap.

I got this darling pallet-wood shelf from The Next Best Thing in Johnson City. I adore that place!

I got this darling pallet-wood shelf from The Next Best Thing in Johnson City. I adore that place because it is filled with amazing handmade goodness, folksy art, and junky treasures.

This rusty milk can makes the perfect side table + it has just enough room for my phone and coffee mug

The rusty milk can makes the perfect side table + it has just enough room for my phone and coffee mug *smile*

Another view of the side table and sofa

Another view of the side table and sofa

Reclaimed wood candle holders from The Next Best Thing + a wine bottle converted into a "torch"

Reclaimed wood candle holders from The Next Best Thing + a wine bottle converted into a “torch”

I intentionally bought a neutral sofa, so I could accessorize it with seasonal and colorful pillows and throws.

I intentionally bought a neutral sofa, so I could accessorize it with seasonal and colorful pillows.

A big nest that I found + another reclaimed wood trinket that I made

A bird’s nest that I found + another reclaimed wood trinket that I made

I wanted to add touches of a living room to my space.

I wanted to add touches of a living room to my space.

The sitting area is in the "back corner" of the wrap-around porch. I was able to create a cozy space without blocking traffic or access to the steps.

The sitting area is in the “back corner” of the wrap-around porch. I was able to create a cozy space without blocking traffic or access to the steps.

I love all the character of my 1920 home. I never get tired of its charm and quirkiness.

I love all the character of my 1920 home. I never get tired of its charm and quirkiness.

I was sold on this house from the moment I walked onto the porch *big smile*

I was sold on this house from the moment I walked onto the porch *big smile*

Thanks so much for sitting a spell with me today as we took a look at my new sitting area on my front porch. I am so excited that I have reclaimed my space from the hubby *wink*

For cute and fun yard art, please visit my Etsy shop, Lolly Molly Art.

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How to Decorate a Front Porch for Easter

A pretty wave pansy spilling over the edges of a turquoise flower pot--this arrangement will be a shining star several weeks after Easter.

A pretty wave pansy spilling over the edges of a turquoise flower pot–this arrangement will be a shining star several weeks after Easter.

Hey, y’all! Welcome to Sweet Sorghum Living–a place to sit a spell with a good cup of coffee and enjoy good conversations about everything from gluten-free goodies to handmade goodness. Today on the blog, we are chatting about Hathorn Hall’s front porch Easter decor.

IMG_9772If you have been following along with my random madness, you know that the hubby has been building a deck/outdoor living room. This project has taken up nearly all of our free time…okay, all of our free time…so that left me with little to no time to create simple and easy Easter decor for the front porch. I absolutely love Easter because it is all about new life and resurrection, so I had to do something to gussy up the place!

I took a basket that I already had and added big yellow Gerber daisies to it--for that perfect pop of spring yellow.

I went shopping in my own basement for items that screamed spring. I found a lime green stool, a basket, and yellow Gerber daises. Perfect!

Fun patterns + bright colors

Fun patterns + bright colors

Y'all know how much I love accessorizing my porch with pillows! I already had the bright chevron ones, and the large ones came from At Home in Knoxville.

Y’all know how much I love accessorizing my porch with pillows! I already had the bright chevron ones, and the large ones came from At Home in Knoxville.

I love this adorable window that I found at The Next Best Thing in Johnson City.

I love this adorable window that I found at The Next Best Thing in Johnson City! Be sure to check your local shops for holiday decor because you never know what you might find.

I apologize for the quality of my photos. The hubby is my photographer, but he has been a bit busy with building decks and traveling for work!

I apologize for the quality of my photos. The hubby is my photographer, but he has been a bit busy with building decks and traveling for work. However, I do believe that I am getting better at using that fancy camera of his *wink*

I will keep the evergreens in the flower pots until the weather gets and stays warmer.

I will keep the evergreens in the flower pots until the weather gets and stays warmer. I just added cute pansies to them to add a pop of spring color.

I created this egg + grass from leftover wood that I found in the basement. So this little project cost zero dollars *smile*

I made this egg + grass from leftover wood that I found in the basement, so this little project cost zero dollars *smile* Be sure to check out the Facebook page for more about the egg project + my other randomness and projects.

Holiday decor doesn't have to be elaborate or expensive to be fun and cheery!

Holiday decor doesn’t have to be elaborate or expensive to be fun and cheery!

I moved the lime green pillows (the ones I used for St. Patrick's Day) from the swing to the rockers.

I moved the lime green pillows (the ones I used for St. Patrick’s Day) from the swing to the antique rocking chairs.

I got this darling basket at an antique shop in Elizabethon.

I got this darling basket at an antique shop in Elizabethon. I started to paint it, but I decided I liked it just the way it was *smile*

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It is amazing what a few pops of color can do to add a bit of Easter fun!

Thanks so much for sitting a spell with me today as we took at look at the simple and colorful Easter front porch decor. Stay tuned to see how I transform the Easter front porch to a spring one!

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