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Porch Nook | The Best Furniture Paint Brushes

The Best Furniture Paint Brushes

I’ll be honest… It was like going on a string of bad dates, with each paint brush promising to be “the one”, only to end in disappointment… and loo...
Porch Nook | Rockin' with Rattan

Rockin' with Rattan

I know, sometimes we hit a creative wall when trying to freshen up our home décor. We want to make their house look good, but sometimes it can get ...
Porch Nook | Rolling In The Décor: Decorative Spools Add Rustic Charm

Rolling In The Décor: Decorative Spools Add Rustic Charm

You know what's really interesting? Large wooden spools. Now, I know you're probably thinking, "Kristin, come on, how interesting can a spool be?" ...
Object Lesson | Artist Julia Salt & “Lilacs No. 9” Oil Painting by Porch Nook

Object Lesson | Artist: Julia Salt, “Lilacs No. 9” Oil Painting

Porch Nook's "Object Lessons" is a series of short articles sharing my vintage and antique finds over the years, containing just enough information...
Porch Nook | Teal: The Color Conundrum

Teal: The Color Conundrum

Hey, Friend! As you may or may not know, I'm a bit of a color enthusiast. I love to play with color while knee deep in a furniture painting project...
Top 7 Spring Décor Gift Ideas

Top 7 Spring Décor Gift Ideas

As the days become warmer and longer, springtime begs for renewal. This year’s spring style is all about soft colors, feminine florals, and vintage...
White Chocolate & Mint Body Butter Recipe | Porch Nook

White Chocolate & Mint Body Butter Recipe

This whipped body butter recipe takes moisturizing to the next level! Not only is it 100% natural, but you will also be stunned by how simple it is to make. This fall I’ll be whipping up another big batch for gift giving; packaging it up in cute little mason jars custom name tags is a big hit every year.

Porch Nook | How to Use Oven Cleaner to Strip Furniture

How to Use Oven Cleaner to Strip Furniture

I have a theory as to why this hack is gaining momentum. Researching the furniture refinishing process for a first time DIYer becomes alarmingly da...
Porch Nook | How To Make a Magpie Nest

How To Make a Magpie Nest

Creating your own bird’s nest can be as simple, or as elaborate as you want. For me it is an exercise of celebrating perfection within the imperfection, beauty amongst the chaos. I personally like to approach it with a loose treatment to achieve a more natural look, rather than tight which can appear manufactured. Momma birds construct their nests using snippets and bits containing multiple colors and textures, so when building a nest, I gravitate towards using at least three different materials (ex: sticks, twine, moss, rattan, ribbon, etc.)

Porch Nook | Panetière – French Bread Safe, 19th Century

Object Lesson | Panetière – French Bread Safe

With each passing year it becomes harder to find these celebrated symbols of the Country French tradition of bread making. The Panetière was a worthy alter used to lock away perishable treasures from the household’s children and pets, placed on a table or hung from a wall. An heirloom piece handed down for generations to celebrate and appreciate the bounty of their land.
The more I learn about the caning process, the more I appreciate the artform. It isn’t just a material; cane is a timeless pattern instantly recognized and a perfect example of what can be achieved with a delicate hand, patience and experience.

Object Lesson | Cane Furniture

Porch Nook's "Object Lessons" is a series of short articles sharing my vintage and antique finds over the years, containing just enough information...
Lavender Lemon Tea Bread Recipe

Lavender Lemon Tea Bread Recipe

Lemon cake infused with Porch Nook's Organic Culinary Lavender! I love snacking on this sweet delight while sipping on a steaming cup of coffee...the breakfast of champions! This super easy recipe will impress your all your friends and a great addition to baby showers, garden parties, you name it!  Using Porch Nook's Organic Culinary Lavender, you can whip up a batch in a snap!