This little tiny house porch with black exterior and white trim is just oozing with Christmas farmhouse porch charm!
Y’all. Excuse me while I laugh, cry, squeal, and jump-up-and-down happy dance all at the same time. This is our tiny farmhouse porch.
But of course it’s so much more than that.
I’ll fill you in on the full story in a moment, but first I’d like to say welcome! Sweet Sheila from Maison de Cinq and Lisa from Farmhouse on Boone have worked hard to bring together a full group of farmhouse Christmas tours for you! If you’re visiting from Rooms for Rent (or anywhere else on today’s tour), welcome. I actually had the pleasure of visiting Bre’s home a couple of years ago, and it is just as lovely in person. I’m absolutely thrilled to have you.
Back to the deeper meaning behind these 100 square feet of tin-roofed decking…
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In the 1950’s, when my mother was a little girl, her grandparents built a little cabin and screened porch on some property beside a small lake in the Texas hill country. She spent at least a month there every summer, and since she moved around a lot growing up, that place felt more like “home” than anywhere else in the world. Fast forward to the early 80’s, and my great aunt and uncle retired to that same cabin (which by now had been increased to a full house) and my grandparents bought another little piece of property in that same area. Now we had two little family properties there, and my own childhood was formed by visiting “Nana and Pawpaw’s house” more times than I can count. The memories of doing ridiculous things out there (which I probably shouldn’t have done 😉 )with my brothers and cousins are still some of my favorites of childhood.
Almost fifteen years ago, my husband and I were married in that same small town, with an outdoor rehearsal dinner beside the same lake where my mother spent her childhood summers and an outdoor reception at my grandparents’ home. To say this little slice of the country has special meaning in my family’s lives would be such a grand understatement…
But about eight years ago, everything change. My grandfather, great uncle, and great aunt had all passed away, and my grandmother needed more help and support than she could get living out there. So both family properties were sold. All of us have mourned the loss of that special place since then… until now.
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Tiny House Makeover
It’s a new (to us) property (just a few minutes away from the old family properties) with a barn/house that we are totally renovating. You can see updates on that in my Instagram stories if you’re interested. The property also has this tiny house. The inside isn’t fully finished (which is fine since I’d probably redo it anyway – ha!), and the outside started burnt orange.
Black Exterior with White Trim
But I was absolutely thrilled when Magnolia Kilz offered to provide paint from their new exterior line to give this little cutie a makeover! (disclosure: I did receive this paint for free, but opinions are entirely my own)
The color is Blackboard, and it went on like a dream. The siding is fairly textured, but one coat was almost all it needed nonetheless. I touched up with a quick, partial second coat and it was done. The color looks almost navy when wet but dries to a beautiful bluish black. We love the new look!
Simple Christmas Farmhouse Porch Decor Ideas
With its new facade, I couldn’t resist letting this adorable tiny house be the first official reveal of our new property.
So I drove out there alone early one morning this past weekend…
Armed with my dad’s old coffee thermos (seriously, there’s something magical about that old thing and the steaming coffee it serves up so deliciously).
And added some simple holiday charm for a Christmas farmhouse porch: a generous wreath.
A couple of these little trees (which, by the way, are my favorite tiny faux trees I’ve ever found… and they’re less than $15!!).
A strand of globe lights (which I think are officially going to have to live there year round).
And some outdoor throw pillows.
Since we were having one of our actual cold winter mornings (this is Texas, remember), a few cozy throw blankets were a must. I even got to snuggle under one on the porch swing to read for a bit.
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Now I’m even more excited to finish the big house and spend our weekends away from it all. More early morning visits to the tiny house will just be icing on the cake.
What do you think? Does she do the new property justice?
More Christmas Farmhouse Decorating Ideas
Now for more farmhouse Christmas decorating, be sure to visit Lisa at Farmhouse on Boone and check out all the other friends sharing today!