I live in a small farmhouse style cottage which was renovated in the last few years, I’m also quite lucky to have a built in fireplace that, when renovated I opted to get a wood burner stove in. Around the cottage, there is an outdoor perimeter wall which is used to stack logs for the wood burner and during the summer C had the crazy but ingenious idea of suggesting that we paint some of the ends of the logs to add some colour to my outdoor courtyard.
Initially, I was sceptical, to say the least, but warmed to the idea after C explained in her many words way how this would all come together. We set out on a trip to our local B&Q one weeknight to look at paint samples which we were hoping to obtain free of charge. Unfortunately, it turns out even the smallest of pots still cost around £3+ however, there is a flip side to this. The sample pots hold a lot more than we would need for the one painting session, so this extra will definitely come in handy for the future when we want to re-paint the logs.
Once we decided on colours which ended up being as simple as picking some of the primary colours of the rainbow, we got some small brushes. We picked a sunny day to paint outside and I was instantly impressed how this small but neat addition to the logs could make a difference.
The wall now has some colour to it and in the sunshine makes the whole area look a lot warmer and fun. This is such an easy and cheap upgrade to an outside space that is worth experimenting with.