One of the best things about living in my almost 100 year old house is the sunroom/porch. It’s lovely. I spent a lot of time drinking coffee (am) and/or wine (pm) this summer. However, we don’t really like having a ton of valuables in the porch as it isn’t locked – so for the time being it is a mish-mash of dumpster rescued furniture (no bedbugs, promise), random “folk art” and a collection of candles.
What You Need
Now the first thing you need is mason jars. When I go to a second-hand store I ALWAYS pick up a couple mason jars. I seriously can’t get enough of them. You can use them for storing/sharing delicious soup instead of using tupperware, as lights, as bathroom storage, well… you get the idea.
I only bought a bright green spray paint, however I think it would be super cute with a couple different shades of coral or blue. I will be increasing my spray paint inventory soon – there are so many things you can do with spray paint – but alas, that is for another day.
So basically all you do is spray paint the tops of the lids (just be very careful, the wind was blowing and I did these outside on newspaper so I got green stuff all over my pants. Whoops.) and let dry. I did two coats and I love how they turned out. You can fill them with rocks, or anything that can be heated up without breaking (don’t use glass marbles). I used some topsoil that I had left over from my herb garden.
So all in all, a super simple DIY that added a nice pop of colour to my porch.
And as promised, here is a picture of Molly, the guardian of the porch.
And also promised, here is Kim Mitchell singing an ode to porches, patios and the light within. What a Canadian gem.