We have a large vegetable garden in our backyard, complete with herbs, so, it never occurred to me to also have some on the porch. My hubby came home the other day with a crate that he found beside the road that I just loved. I had it sitting on the porch for a few days waiting until I decided what to do with it when I realized how much I loved it on the porch. And an idea was born; fill it with unique herbs that I don’t have in my vegetable garden, but that I would like to experiment with in the kitchen.
I like to keep the decor on this porch simple, so, here’s what I did.
I used PVC pipe and spray painted it with the best metallic copper spray paint. The quick tutorial will be at the end of this post.
I love how they turned out! It’s like a little surprise inside the porch.
Here’s the crate my hubby found.
I filled it with italian parsley, purple basil, chamomile, dill and cinnamon basil.
I painted these stripes on our back porch last summer. They match our front porch, as well.
And that’s it for the back porch!
Best thing is it’s exactly like I pictured it 6 years ago. 🙂 Finally….
Here’s what you need to make the pvc pipe curtain rods.
I started by cutting the pvc pipe to size and then cutting four 1 inch pieces to use to connect the elbows to the adapter. Then connect the elbow to the pipe.
Next, connect your 1 inch piece of pipe.
Take your adapter/connector and flange……
Screw the connector into the 1/2 inch flange.
Then connect it to the elbow and pipe.
And that’s it! Spray paint next!
Make sure that when you spray paint, you spray light coats, keeping the nozzle at least 12 inches from the rod, or the paint will run. Let dry completely between coats. I painted 3-4 coats. Then attach with screws through the flanges. I don’t know the exact terms for these parts, so I hope this is helpful. I should also mention that I had a nice Lowe’s sales person help me find the right parts after I told him what I had in mind. That helps a lot!
See how nice the spray paint goes on, even though it’s plastic? Perfect! And so much cheaper than real copper! As always, if you have questions, feel free to ask in the comments below or shoot me an email!
I’ve got so many fun projects going and I can’t wait to blog about them all! And I’m still working on those tutorials, as promised!
Have a great day!