I’ve never actually decorated our front porch for fall (or any season) besides a simple wreath on the door. Inspired by a Fall Link Party, I was up for the challenge! I decided to get creative and use only things we already had.
We snagged that wooden chair from some friends at a yard sale, but after we got it I’ve always thought it was awkward and uncomfortable. I’ve been threatening to donate it to Goodwill for years, but Ben took to it and decided that it’s his favorite chair in the world. I dug it out of the attic and it was the perfect base!
Since the chair has such a high back I needed to add some height, so I used two vintage suitcases. You’ll recognize the small blue one from my recent lamp post. Both of these were graciously given to me by friends – thanks Lacey and Claire!
This $5 pot of mums was my only purchase to add some life to this vignette. I love how they add a pop of color! I added a scrap of burlap for the mums to nest in so you wouldn’t see the ugly black plastic pot. A basket would also be cute!
I added an orange sunflower and a fall sprig to my spring wreath. I did the same thing last year except our door was red then and it looked totally different. I’m absolutely loving the orange against the new robin’s egg blue door!
If nothing else, the mailman will appreciate our snazzed up porch! This was a really fun project and I love that I could use stuff we already had.
Any tips on how to keep mums alive (at least through the fall season)? Have you been determined to donate a piece of furniture only to be relieved that you kept it later on? Who else has a fun fall porch?