front porch pumpkin plantar

Fall is my very favorite season and I have asked a few of my favorite bloggers to share some of their fall favorites here with you.  I am so excited to have Ashley and Whitney from Shanty 2 Chic sharing their classy Fall Front Porch Pumpkin Plantar as part of The Idea Room Fall Festival!


Hey there! We are the Shanty Sisters (Ashley and Whitney) from Shanty2chic and we are so thrilled that Amy asked us to share a fun, fall project with you all!


Our latest shopping trip included an Ikea clearance item that we “shantied up” and repurposed for a front porch fall display!


It is some sort of bath stool/storage but we thought it would make the perfect “planter style box” for a front porchSmile


Assembled without the top. It only took 3 minutes to put together! Score!!

lowes finials

We added four wooden finials, that you can purchase at Lowe’s, to each corner. These finials are a favorite of oursWinking smile

ryobi drill

To attach them to the corners, we pre-drilled a small hole for each finial to screw into.


another quick 3-4 minutesWinking smile

rust-oleum espresso

We finished it with 1 coat of Rust-oleum Espresso spray paint in satin and filled it with cute pumpkinsSmile


fall decor


white pumpkin

decorating with pumpkins

halloween decor

how to decorate with pumpkins

We spent $20 on this project, completed it in 20 minutes and we now have a versatile piece for our front porch displays, year-round! Thank you so much to Amy for asking us to share with you all today! We hope you enjoyed our fall project and hope that you join us on our blog!


  1. says

    My front porch is in need of something cute like that. And when it only takes 20 minutes to make, I can probably make one for each side of the door. Thanks for sharing girls!!

  2. Brenda says

    I went to IKEA yesterday to pick up the stool. It was not on clearance. Bummer. It was too much for my budget. So I am going to make it out of pallets instead!!

    • says

      Oh nuts! Using a pallet is a great idea. I love pallet projects. Would love to see a pic when you get it finished!

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