Solar Powered Front Porch Lamp ... {Oh and a Planter, Too!}

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I am late getting my front porch decorated for Summer. But, this Solar Powered Porch Lamp (which happens to double as a planter) is getting the mood set for a Country Farmhouse-Style Porch.
Is it a lamp? Is it a planter? Is it a house number sign? Yes, yes, and yes. :)
I started out with one of these. You see them all the time at big box stores and even Dollar General. I did splurge and get a high-powered one. (or so it said) :)
I added a single coat of paint to a medium-size Terra Cotta pot...
Then, a 1"piece of sponge created a cute country checkerboard pattern.
Interested so far? Want to see the rest of this tutorial? Simply follow the link below and learn all the steps I used to complete this project.

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  • Edna
    on Mar 9, 2016

    The solar light does not work on my porch. How do I get sunlight on covered porch?

    • Kathy
      on May 29, 2019

      Set it in the sun during day light hrs it works perfect.

    on Jan 6, 2017

    What did you use for a lamp shade? This is a wonderful and unique idea; love it.

    • Hello, I already had a lampshade I was not using, but I would look for a cheap shade or lamp/shade at a thrift store or Goodwill to save money, since this will be an outdoor project.

  • Mary Brescia
    Mary Brescia
    on May 23, 2020

    Why can’t i get the rest of the project instructions on my iPad?

    • Carol
      on May 25, 2020

      Click on the "Go" button in the box with her picture.

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