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Issue #55 March 2014

Spring Is Officially Here!

March is the official month of spring and for many it couldn't come too soon. Although many of our readers are still experiencing winter's wrath everyone can still enjoy decorating their porch or making plans to do so.

We are anxious for spring and already lining up projects anticipating the more enjoyable weather that lies ahead. Whether you just came in from shoveling snow or changing from golf shoes to tennies, we'd thought we'd share a few ideas and pictures with you.

What is inside the March 2014 edition of Front Porch Appeal
What's inside this edition of Front Porch Appeal

What is inside the February 2014 edition of Front Porch Appeal

See Our Spring Decorating Ideas

(photo by Noboku Ichikawa)

Wooden Screen Doors

There's nothing quite like the look and sound of a wooden screen door. If you are in the market for one, be sure to check out Vintage Woodworks.

They have beautiful solid wood hand-crafted screen doors and they are having a sale on their storm and screen doors through March 24.

colorful spring wooden screen door

A colorful wooden screen door that Mary and I saw on our travels

Sliding Shutters And Shade Ideas

Here's a novel idea from The Porch Company. To solve an issue with wind and sun on a customer's porch, the innovative folks at The Porch Company installed these eye-catching shutters so they can be moved to block the wind and/or filter sunlight.

sliding shutters on porch
Learn more
about their innovative ideas.

Be sure to see our other ideas for creating shade or blocking the elements on your porch or screened porch this year.

all weather curtains on screened porch
All Weather Porch Curtains
by The Porch Company

Mountain Laurel Porch Railings

Looking for a unique idea for your porch or deck this year. Consider these porch railings made from mountain laurel. Woven to create a wonderful design, these railings will dress up any log home, cabin, or deck. Take a moment and see all of the other uses for mountain as well.

mountain laurel porch and deck railings

Spring Porch Craft Idea

Make these easy spring pillow toppers for your front porch. They are easy to do and the best part is you can change them out to welcome each season or holiday. Mary shows you how in her easy step-by-step tutorial.

pillow covers with songbird theme on front porch for spring

Rocking Chair Porch

If you don't already, now's a great time to acquire a rocking chair (or chairs) for your porch. What better way to enjoy the outdoors that sitting back in a rocker to catch a spring breeze and watch the flowers grow.

white rocking chair with dog on front porch
We believe the dog is sold separately!

Porch Songs

It's spring and time to enjoy great music on your porch. How about a Garth Brook tune...

Somewhere Other Than the Night

Garth Brooks singing Somewhere Other Than The Night

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Mary and Dave

Happy porch sitting from your friends,

Mary & Dave

Life is short. Enjoy your porch.

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small rocking chair

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