About

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I’m Joni, owner and painter, and I can’t wait for you to get a glimpse into my ordered chaos. I am first a wife and Mom. My family is the center of the vortex that is constantly spinning. We are fortunate enough to live, work, go to school, play and pray – all in a little corner of Northern Virginia. I’ve been in Falls Church since the ‘70s.

My background – back in the old days – is environmental modelling. It’s a combination of environmental science with computer science, back when they each barely existed. Thank goodness I don’t have to hold my own in that field today…

I started painting furniture several years ago for fun which grew into a hobby which grew into a home business which grew into The Front Porch. Do what you love and love what you do – totally works for me. I am thrilled to bits to be in a brick and mortar shop where I get to paint and visit with folk, all day every day. And, I get to spend lots of time with my vortex.

The Front Porch is truly a family business. Our kids can often be found working the register or delivering furniture. We have three generations working here. My Mom is sometimes here sprucing up or just hanging out. I get loads of good advice from my sisters and my extended family!!