Wicker rocking chairs
The front porch is one of your first impressions of your home. It’s almost like an introduction as to what’s to come inside your home! The first thing I purchased for our new home’s front porch, were some comfortable rocking chairs. The hubby and I love to sit out here and watch the kiddos play. Also, over the summer break I caught more than one child taking a seat here to cool off! I love having this extra space to get out of the sun, relax, have a great conversation, glass of wine, and of course another space to decorate. I love changing up and adding to my front porch with the seasons. The picture above is my “summer” front porch look!
If your in the market for some Wicker Rocking Chairs, here are some great finds to get your started.
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Our new updated Modern Farmhouse Kitchen Pendant Lights!
For a refresher, I updated these kitchen pendant lights after I found a new home (in our hallway) for our old kitchen pendants. I was looking to "warm-up" our kitchen space and was looking for some new pendants with some sort of wood. These beauties were a perfect for the space and I'm loving the new look and feel! If you keep up with my Instagram – (if not follow me here) you’ll also notice that I removed the cute little black shelf in front of my sink and replaced it with the cutting board. It allows me to display my soap dispenser (which I keep hand sanitizer in) and a new candle.
Living room home decor:
Modern farmhouse hallway
Every time I walked through the backdoor, I knew this hallway was missing something! All I knew is less would be best, but how? If you’ve kept up with my Instagram (if not, follow me here!) you will know my Modern Traditional Farmhouse has white walls with added pops of color (and when I say color, I mean BLACK ) along with lots of millwork!
These before/after pictures are AMAZING ...
For my Modern Farmhouse Hallway, I started with painting the ceiling black. Black Magic by Sherwin-Williams. I knew in the end trim would be placed around the edges, so this was the easy part. No precise trim-painting skills are needed here.
The DIY wood beams were created by my talented husband. He bought the pine boards from @homedepot and constructed these "beams" the night before install, along with sanding and staining.
Finally, the lights! These LED ceiling lights are great for being BRIGHT .. however, I was creating a "mood" and these needed to-go. I ended up re-using my old kitchen pendant lights (see picture of them in my kitchen). These square, black, wrought-iron looking pendants were prefect for my hallway. We ended up replacing the down rod to a smaller one and bam, they had a new home!
Modern Farmhouse Exterior Lights
When building our home, I had a very specific style in mind “Modern Transitional Farmhouse.”
Unfortunately, these builder-grade exterior lights ... had to go! They 100% did NOT fit in with my style and I knew by changing them out our homes first impression would be set right.
The picture with the circular scroll light above is what the builder put on the house. Luckily for me, it was still black in color but, honestly that was the only thing I liked. We had 5, yes FIVE of these lights on the exterior of our Modern Transitional Farmhouse! The first thing, I started to think about when in the market to replace them was:
I purchased the 27″ lights for my front porch entry to make a nice big “statement” and the 22″ lights for the garage. I love the contrast between the two on the front exterior of our home. A 11″ light was also added to our back service door off our garage.
27" Exterior Light - 4 light powder coat black
22" Exterior Light - 1 light in powder coat black
11" Exterior Light - 1 light powder coat black
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