Spring Porch Decor

I am so excited to have teamed up with a few other DIY and Home Decor bloggers for an Exterior Door Blogger Challenge! Sometimes I just need a little extra motivation to publish all of the projects I have going on at my 1886 Victorian home…which has lead us on quite the journey in our short time of owning it!

p.s. I took the photo of this gorgeous door below while we were in Strasbourg, France for Christmas 2019!

Exterior Door Blog Challenge

The front porch is seriously my favorite features of my 1886 Victorian home. It’s the whole reason I fell in love with it in the first place. Big huge wrap around porches are where dreams are made in my mind! … and I feel so incredibly privileged that I get to sit out there whenever I want!

Decorating the exterior is one of my favorite things to do! {…it’s something I’ve done at all of my previous houses! P.S. we’re on #4 now!} I’m sure my neighbors are always wondering why I’m always out there taking photos of it! haha! For my Christmas/winter porch, I kept my decor simple because the house itself is so pretty it doesn’t need a lot of extra decor, in my opinion.

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OK! Let’s start touring friends!! My pup-a-roos are so excited to show you around!

dogs by victorian porch door

First impressions are everything, whether we like it or not. So, even during the demo and rebuild phase of my house, I always tried to have this area of my porch decorated. I felt like it made it feel loved, despite all of the junk it was going through. Plus, we weren’t about to live at the house for 1 1/2 years so I didn’t that to be apparent.

beautiful victorian front porch door

At the front door, I layered my entry way mats with a checkered rug and a “home” mat. I think the layering effect just makes it so much more inviting.

buffalo check front door mat with home mat on top

Next to the door, I have an antique, 25 gallon crock, that I filled with artificial plants! Ya’ll, I know what you are going to say. But, I bet if I hadn’t said anything, you wouldn’t have even known! Plus…I had a real fern in this crock last summer and due to the watering of it, it caused mold to grow all over my crock. So, not worth it!

flowers and greenery in crock on front porch

On the other side of the door I have my cute little porch stool table that I built last year in a DIY challenge. I painted it my favorite green and placed a white, wooden birdhouse from our very first house back in Georgia {4 houses ago!! – I’m a sentimental guppy for sure!}

birdhouse sitting on table with greenery plant in a pot

On the little table, I also placed a vintage, tea pot with amazing patina that my BFF gave me as a moving away present when we left North Carolina. I just love it and it warms my heart when I see it because I miss my friend so, so much. Placing artificial flowers inside spruced it right up!

vintage tea pot with pink flowers on a table with white wooden birdhouse

Next to the door I added a year built plaque that I made. Every house that has been standing over 100 years deserves one in my mind!

beautiful victorian front porch door

My sweet, beautiful doorbell! ? Isn’t it the cutest thing you have ever seen?

Antique Brass Door Bell

As usual, I made my wreath – and have expanded to using wooden beads!

Wooden Bead Wreath with Flowers

My front screen door is very tall, much taller than a traditional door now-a-days, so hanging a wreath it hard. I ended up adding a cup hook and then hanging my wreath from it. I sewed a scrunchy fabric cover to hide the wire!

scrunchy fabric covering wires

My mom gave me this wire basket but it was super ugly painted in various colors…so I solved that with my favorite spray paint! By adding the artificial greenery and bows, it made it super cute!

Wire basket with artificial greenery and burlap ribbon bow

As I mentioned, my favorite feature of my house is my porch…it’s a huge wrap around.

victorian wrap around porch

The wooden rocking chairs are from Cracker Barrel and I made the cushions and pillows.

victorian wrap around porch

You can never have too many wreaths in my mind!

exterior brick chimney with white floral wreath
antique chair with plant in container

The adorable bump out is the perfect spot for our fire pit table that my daughter and I bought my hubby for his very 1st father’s day!!

Wrap around front porch with seating area

We have another seating area on the other side of the porch…and of course there’s another wreath! My coffee filter wreath!

The dogs love the porch because it’s a great runway…ehhh. ?‍♀️ Lol!

Wrap around front porch with seating area

…and one more wreath on one of my other doors! haha! You guys, I can’t live without wreaths!!

Wrap around porch seating area

And because there’s a bit of a mess at the end of the porch at the current moment {thanks to the lightning strike/house fire}, here’s the back side of the porch from a few listing photos of the house!

Beautiful 1886 Victorian styled farmhouse with wrap around porch home in Wisconsin

When we bought the house, the color was tan…and obviously we changed that! Throughout our rebuild, we ended up changing the main color of our home – back to a closer color that it was originally, but kept the cream trim and red pops of accent colors! We went bold and dark with Behr’s Mountain Pine color painted with Sherwin Williams! It’s a color that keeps you guessing…is it green or is it blue, depending on the light!

Beautiful 1886 Victorian styled farmhouse with wrap around porch home in Wisconsin

And there you have it my friends. 1. The longest post in the history of GITK, hahahaha! and 2. The entire porch and all it’s glory! I will always be thankful that the porch survived our house fire…HERE is an insane photo of the whole top of our house completely demoed off but the chimney still standing!

Victorian Farmhouse with Wrap Around Porch

I’m so excited because pretty soon our landscaping will be up on the docket and hopefully we will have things looking MUCH better!

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Check Out My Friend’s Porches!

Traci from My Simpatico Life!

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Kim from Cottage In The Mitten

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  1. Kim Waldorf says:

    So many pretty items in your porch! I love a wrap around porch. You can do so much with them. Your wreath is so pretty and I like the way you hung it. Having a crock is on my list. The flowers look beautiful! ?? Thanks for including me in the challenge! I’m so happy to be a part of it!

  2. I’ve always dreamed of living in a home with a wrap-around porch. I doubt that will ever happen so I’ll live through you! I love everything you’ve done with your porch and front door. So inviting.

  3. Kimberly Jones Snyder says:

    Great post! love your front door!!!! thanks for sharing! I love older homes! they have so much charm!

  4. Your porch is absolutely gorgeous! There’s something so special about having a wrap around – but I adore your screen door. It’s just so unique!

  5. Carol Karl says:

    I love all the little details, especially the little teapot. It looks amazing.

  6. Stephanie, your home is so charming … I love Victorian homes and any home with history. Your front porch is fabulous … and your doorbell is something special. What a lovely space to sit outside with your precious dogs and watch the world go by. xo

    1. Aww! Thanks so much Juliet! We certainly do love sitting out there! I’ve never lived in a home that had much foot traffic go by…so honestly, it’s so much fun to people watch from my own porch now! hahaha!

  7. Your entryway, in fact your whole porch is beautiful. Love the color of the doors and the cute birdhouse is adorable.
    Thanks for sharing!!!

  8. I see why you fell for your porch- it is so charming! Great tip to keep up your porch even during a renovation when you aren’t living there.

  9. What a cute porch! I love you wreath! What year was your home built in?

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