Fall Porch

We’re still sprucing up the bungalow’s insides, so no new interior pics yet. But this weekend, we did manage to add some fall decor to the outside of the house.

Refresher course: we have three porches—the large side porch, the screened-in back porch, and the small front porch/portico. Since we don’t want to draw much attention to the side porch until it’s been de-crapified and repainted (seriously, it’s kinda gross) and the back porch is mainly an exterior mudroom, we got busy with the front porch.

Our inspiration was this shot, from Thrifty Decor Chick, who gives solid advice for decorating a tiny porch.

Photo Oct 06, 12 45 09 PM

We have replaced every door in the bungalow except two: the side porch door and the front door, the latter of which we think is original to the house. While in need of paint, the front door is nice—solid wood, mission style, i.e., typical bungalow fare. But a 90-year-old door, with its drafty gaps and cracks also requires a storm door, which, as you can see in the first image below, is arguably not as nice.

As a result, we did what any reasonable people would do: we detached the not-as-nice storm door for the fall season and carried it down to the basement. 🙂 And then, taking Thrifty Decor Chick’s advice, we found our own corn husks and yellow mums and pumpkins, and then got to work. Here’s what we came up with (after looking at these pics, we either need some more husks or we need to move them closer to the door!). Happy fall!