New Front Porch Light & Rockers – Curb Appeal Hop Week 4

Hi guys!  Welcome back to week 4 of our Curb Appeal Hop!  The birds on top of my porch light flew the coop and we were finally able to change out our front porch light.  I am not sure why we waited so long.  It was definitely getting old to have a bird fly past our heads everytime someone came in or out or front door :).

This post was sponsored by Lamps Plus and I was provided compensation.  However my opinions on porch lights and rocking chairs are 100% my own.  For more information you can go here.

Just to recap below is a pick of our old porch light.  You can just make out the bird’s nest on top.  While I didn’t mind the look of our old light it was dirty, broken and birds loved to make it their home.  Not such a welcoming sight by our front door :).

Curb appeal hop - the planThe 2 things I was looking for in our new light was 1) farmhouse style and 2) one that a bird couldn’t add a new nest to.  I found this great urban barn light from Lamps Plus and it was perfect for our front porch!

New Barn Porch Light for Farmhouse Front Porch, Curb Appeal Hop, Lamps Plus

I really like the dark oil rubbed bronze color and how it pops against our siding.  I also love the idea that I won’t be cleaning dead bugs out of glass anymore and the price was great.  I may have to update the rest of our exterior lights to outdoor lights from Lamps Plus now.

New Barn Porch Light for Farmhouse Front Porch, Curb Appeal Hop, Lamps Plus

Lamps Plus isn’t just for lights either. They have a huge selection of indoor and outdoor furniture as well. At first I had trouble deciding what would work best for our front porch.  We had talked about a bistro set, a porch swing and rocking chairs.  We liked the flexibility rocking chairs gave us and we could keep our entryway bench, which I finally repainted.

White Rokcing Chair, New Barn Porch Light for Farmhouse Front Porch, Curb Appeal Hop, Lamps Plus

Rocking chairs just scream farmhouse front porch, don’t they?  We now have 2 new white rocking chairs and they are just perfect!  We have been having our morning cup of coffee in our new rockers every morning.

New Barn Porch Light for Farmhouse Front Porch, Curb Appeal Hop, Lamps Plus

There is only one week left of our curb appeal hop.  I can’t believe how much different all the little changes made.

Farmhouse Curb Appeal

  • dig out and move the shrubs that are in bad spots in the front and place in better locations in the yard
  • add a tree, some evergreens and other small perennials to the front
  • hide the ugly short wall in the front
  • add more comfortable seating to the front porch
  • paint the entryway bench
  • change out the front light to one that isn’t as bird friendly and has more of a farmhouse feel
  • add more potted plants and porch decor
  • time permitting extend the front entrance by adding a pergola


Don’t forget to stop by and see what my friends have been up to!  Thanks again to Lamps Plus for sponsoring this Curb Appeal Challenge!


Don’t forget to Pin Our Farmhouse Front Porch Light & Rockers!

We were looking to add a little more curb appeal to our front porch and our new porch light and rocking chairs from Lamps Plus fits our farmhouse front porch just perfectly! #ad #LampsPlus

Curb Appeal Hop – Week 4

Seeking Lavender Lane / Simple Nature Decor / The Deans List / Mom Home Guide

Curly Crafty Mom / My Life from Home / Lehman Lane / Knock it Off Kim

Paint Yourself a Smile / A Designer at Home / Our House Now a Home

Sharing my new porch light & rockers with MM & these other blogs here.

 Just in Case You Missed our other Curb Appeal Posts…

Week 1 – Curb Appeal The Plan

Curb appeal hop - the plan

Week 2 – How to Add Curb Appeal with Landscaping

Curb appeal hop week 2 - landscaping the front

Week 3 – DIY Lattice – to Hide an Ugly Wall

DIY lattice



  1. Tara, I love the barn light, I have two of the at my house too. You have done so much, it makes me feel like I have done not much. You guys do amazing work. The gardens are just beautiful and the flowers are so big.

    1. Thanks Maria! We are really enjoying our new barn porch light! And I think you have done a lot at your home, those butterfly bushes you added are beautiful!

  2. I remember seeing that light when I was looking for a light for my house and I loved it! It looks great on your farmhouse style home and yes, rockers do speak farmhouse style to me, too! I would be out having my morning coffee on them, too!


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