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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

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.

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!
Porch Nook's Object Lesson | Wooden Spools

Object Lesson | Wooden Spools

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 Lemonade Recipe

Lavender Lemonade Recipe

Homemade lemonade infused with lavender! Such a refreshing floral twist on lemonade, and so beautiful. My personal recipe found below is the ultima...
 It is my hope that this hand sanitizer recipe will help you feel a little more empowered just knowing you can do this using ONLY THREE INGREDIENTS.

Easy Hand Sanitizer Recipe

I honestly never thought I would be writing up a DIY article like this. However, during these unfortunate and isolating times my heart hurts when I...
Porch Nook's Object Lesson | Vintage Alabaster Marble Hinged Round Box, Pink Rose Floral Inlay - Trinket Pill Jewelry Powder Box, Powder Jar

Object Lesson | Italian Alabaster Box

Porch Nook's "Object Lessons" is a series of short articles sharing my vintage and antique finds over the years, containing just enough information...
Object Lesson | Costa Rican Ox-Cart Festival Wagon

Object Lesson | Costa Rican Ox-Cart Festival Wagon

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's Object Lesson | Ferguson Brothers Coffee Table

Object Lesson | Ferguson Brothers Coffee Table

Porch Nook's "Object Lessons" is a series of short articles sharing my vintage and antique finds over the years, containing just enough informatio...
Porch Nook's Object Lesson | Hickok Kid White Leather Gloves

Object Lesson | Hickok Kid White Leather Gloves

Porch Nook's "Object Lessons" is a series of short articles sharing my vintage and antique finds over the years, containing just enough informatio...