Oh how I have missed you all. I have been so busy this summer. I have finally found a moment to sit down and share one of my many projects that we have been working on. If you follow us on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter you may have seen a picture of this Fall container below. It’s a nice fall container and all but to be very honest we never used it for anything and it never fit in to our decor. So when I when I went searching for a round, low, container, this one was perfect.
This whole idea started because I felt like my table was just missing, something, you know, a little color. I decided that it need a flower pot. So I decided to go to my favorite resource, Pinterest, and this is the picture I found below….
Source: House of Honeys
Bundt pans work perfectly for umbrella containers. However if you know me well by now you know I don’t cook or bake. So I had to improvise and find something else and that’s where the fall container came in. I simply drew a circle on the bottom. Used my drill to make a starter hole and then cut a hole with my jigsaw which was large enough for the umbrella pole to slide through. Next I spray painted the whole container.
That’s right Spray It, Baby and Spray it well. Opps, I guess I sprayed it first then I did the hole, but you get the point.
Next, I painted all the flowers with super bright colors. I liked it but it was looking a little too manufactured… I wanted it to look a little more rustic but still colorful. So in came the gold leafing. Remember back in December when we gold leafed a duck, well I really wanted to give it another go and redeem myself. Don’t get me wrong, we love our gold duck, but the pictures do not do it justice. With a little gold leafing I think I got the look I was going for. It really brings some color to the table without being obnoxious.
The next thing that happened was the decision to not put flowers in the Patio umbrella container. After a few dinners outside we recognized a major need fro some citronella candles on the table to deter the bugs while we were eating. The container was a perfect solution because it takes up very little space. I bought some glass chip vase fillers from Target and some small citronella candles from TJ Max and filled the container.
I am so pleased with the look. But there’s only one problem. My little Jude can’t leave a lit candle for one second. He loves to blow them out. At home, at restaurants, any where there’s one, he is ready to give it a huff and a puff.
We are so pleased with our Patio Umbrella Container which now holds citronella candles and could also in the fall hold flowers. Stay tuned for our full patio reveal I have so much to show you. But for now. Take a peek around on my backyard Pinterest board and get some sneak peeks and ideas for yourself.