By Renae Frey

Our Beautiful French Country Front Porch Makeover

Our Beautiful French Country Front Porch Makeover

Hey Friends!

I am so glad that you are here today. Thank you so much for stopping by. Today, I am going to share with you our front porch makeover. When we bought this house, the bones of it were amazing, but she definitely needed a makeover. Let’s get this party started.

What a tranformation. I love it.

This is what the front porch looks like now after the makeover. I love the stone arch above the porch, it adds so much character to the entry of our home. The stones are so pretty, but they have a lavender hue to them and I definitely didn’t want purple rocks on the front of the house. Do you blame me?

The front of the house is oh so pretty, but there was so much more potential. The space isn’t very big, it’s approximately 5’x4′. The porch itself was a painted concrete that was worn. Years ago, I painted it white to match the new house color, but I knew that it was only temporary.

My husband and I decided that it was definitely time to do a porch makeover. We had the entire walkway to the house removed and we added a radius(rounded) both of the steps to increase the space. We also added lighting to the steps and all along the walkway.

Almost done. Because of the rain, the grouting had to be put on hold-for three very long months. It was torture.
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The wait was so worth it. I really love the finished product.

Before the porch makeover, just the front door itself was painted black. After the porch makeover, I decided to paint the trim and the sidelight to make the entire door pakcage have more presence. what do you think? Do you like the black door? Then the right side of the door felt like it needed something, so I added this vintage shutter. It was the perfect size and the perfect color and the price was just right.

I love that I now have plenty of room to decorate the porch. I bought the concrete urns and pedastols from a local vendor. When I got them, they were raw concrete-so I aged them. I will write a post on how I aged them in a future post. The lanterns add wonderful character to the porch and I love that they turn on automatically. I couldn’t find the exact same lanterns that I have, you can get similar lanterns here.

I found this gorgeous light fixture at an antique mall for only $30. I knew that it would be perfect for the porch makeover.
This little tin man has been sitting on my front porches for over 30 years now. He just got a makeover, too. See the post here.

I’m so glad that you stopped by today. I always enjoy our time together. Let me know what you think of my porch makeover.

Hugs and blessings to you,


11 thoughts on “Our Beautiful French Country Front Porch Makeover”

  1. Leslie Watkins

    How lovely! Love those steps and the front entry. Enjoy your beach time!

  2. Lynn Vogeler

    Your front porch is lovely. I’m usually not an asymmetrical gal but you made it work beautifully. The shutter balances it perfectly. Those urns!!! I love them. They were an amazing find.

    1. I’m not an assymetrical girl either. I had to work with what I had. The staircase is right next to the front door, so I couldn’t move the door. The shutter does give it balance. Hugs to you.

  3. lynne

    LOVE the black door!!!!! i wanted to paint my condo front door black; but the association nixed black as a color option…… i’ll keep trying to convince them that i am right!!!!!

  4. Your porch makeover is so lovely, Renae! The curve on the steps adds such beauty to the entryway. Your plantings along the walkway are so welcoming! Thanks for sharing the inspiration!

  5. Your porch makeover is lovely! So welcoming and full of inspiration!

  6. Joanne

    That turned out beautiful! Well worth the wait. Pinned

  7. Those urns are amazing! The climbing roses will just get more stunning over time.

  8. Such a lovely transformation, Renae!!! At first I didn’t notice the entry stone until I started really comparing the two top photos. Wow! I love the curved front porch!!! <3 We have a really small front porch at this Texas house and this is actually a really nice idea to make the porch bigger and leave room for decorating.

    Anyway, just getting back to say I was happy to feature your post at last week's Share Your Style #308 for you. <3

    Hope you had a wonderful 4th of July,
    Barb 🙂

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Renae Frey

Beautiful interiors don’t have to come with an outrageous price tag. My style is what I like to call Vintage French Farmhouse, I love mixing decorating styles, especially opposites like the glitz of a chandelier dripping in crystals with a chair upholstered in worn aged leather. Refined, yet not too formal-but, livable, elegant traditional design, adding warmth and vintage elements.

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