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Aug 15, 2013

My Tiny Porch Makeover

When Slabtown Customs of Arkansas built my 8' x 24' $10K tiny house, I debated if I should go with a large (for a tiny house) covered front porch or use that space to extend the interior length and square footage. Since I am not a builder and have no intention of building my own covered deck in the future I decided to go with a  covered front porch. I am happy with my choice. Have covered deck ---- will travel. The interior size measures eight feet wide by eighteen feet long. The porch measures six feet long by eight feet wide.

A large tiny house porch gives me several options. I need to be able to change things up and move furniture around as my mood changes. Even in a tiny house I feel it is important to be able to change out furniture and décor. I could not imagine living day in and day out, year in and year out with the same stuff in the same place all the time. I would go stir crazy and be bored to death. Here is my little porch dressed and ready for the long warm days of summer. My prior post shows pictures of the porch in Feb. Yes ... I change out my porch depending on the weather, holiday or my mood.

I purchased lace panels from a thrift store for added privacy & a cozy feel

My porch will seat four people comfortably  

I sat on my porch reading a book during a thunder storm last evening

Roses tied to an old wooden post welcome guests to my tiny retreat

Seating for two on one side of the front door

Comfortable seating for two more people on the other side of the porch

The sun and lace create beautiful wall patterns depending on the time of day

It is so comfy on my porch as a warm summer breeze blows through the lace

An antique French key adds mystery to my front door 

A vintage lunch box works great outside to hold and protect food items

The wicker table was on the side of the road = free, a coat of white paint and she has a new life

Rusty vintage chicken feeders make wonderful planters & an old milk can provides storage and when topped with a tractor seat makes a great place to sit

My little wicker sofa was a Craig's list find for $25.00

Adding shutters made a world of difference

A vintage ceiling tin piece sits above the top step to add interest to the porch area

Thanks for visiting my tiny front porch. It is such a fun and comfortable spot to relax, read, entertain, eat meals or just hang out with a girlfriend.

Remember - It is never too late to have a happy childhood.
Now.... go play.


{To see the inside my tiny home ....please view older posts}

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Anonymous said...

I'm so glad you are blogging again, it was a long wait from Valentine's Day! :) I love your little house - you are very creative with your decorating style! Look forward to reading your stories. Thank-you!

Susan said...

Absolutely adorable Tiny Porch!!!

Tonita said...

Thanks for your nice comment and for your patience.


Anonymous said...

I love your house and always look forward to your posts.

Donna Heber said...

Oh, I just love what you have done with your porch! Your guest bedroom is very pretty as a loft.

Christy James said...

Absolutely enchanting! I can't wait to see inside...it's like your very own life sized dollhouse! XO

camp and cottage living said...

I'm new to your blog.
I love your tiny house and the porch rock!
Do you have inside photos too?

Pamela said...

You have arguably the most adorable little house I've ever seen...and I am in love with your front porch! I think you made the right choice to have the porch...it's so cozy, whether for people visiting or for quiet reading.

I also love how you change it up for the seasons. I've bookmarked your page so I can see what new things you're doing to make your space lovely. Thanks for sharing your little treasure!

Tonita said...

Thanks Christy,
I have a lot of interior pictures on older posts under the "tiny house" link.


Nancy said...

I am so glad to see you have a new post up. I had been checking on and off since February and was wondering if you would be posting again. I really look forward to seeing all the new and creative things you have done with your tiny home. Of all the tiny houses I have seen, yours is by far the most warm, welcoming, and livable. It seems so much more spacious than most other tiny homes. And now you have created a wonderful outdoor room on your front porch by simply adding curtains. What a great idea! I can hardly wait until your next post.

deb @ frugal little bungalow said...

it is adorable! Visiting from Brenda's Welcome Wagon :)

Amy at Ms. Toody Goo Shoes said...

This is beyond lovely! Found you via Welcome Wagon Friday.

Rhondi said...

Your tiny home is charming. I am amazed at how much you are able to fit in such a tiny space. Thanks to Brenda at Cozy Little Cottage for introducing you to us.

Julie said...

Just found this on FB. This is absolutely beautiful!! I love the curtains, and everything else.

belaspaperinspirations.blogspot.com said...

What a gorgeous place :)

Unknown said...

Tonita, i love your tiny porch, a beautiful, simple life. Enjoy it in good health!!

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