DIY Porch Lights & Giveaway

The weather here is finally starting to really warm up, and to say we are loving it is definitely an understatement!  Like most kids, my girls love the outdoors, and almost any activity that we do outside rather than in keeps their attention at least double the amount of time.  We have been using our back porch more than ever, for picnic lunches or just simple things like doing puzzles, and we love it!  It’s especially nice because it keeps them contained while getting fresh air, and I can be around the corner making dinner or doing dishes in the kitchen.

Since we’ve been spending so much time out there, over the weekend, we did quick mini-makeover to make this loved spot in our home even more loved! 🙂  We started out by focusing on adding some lights, which makes for a fun detail during the day & of course, they are functional at night.

The lights we used were the Enbrighten Cafe Lights by Jasco, which we love so, so much!!  The look of cafe lights just fits our design aesthetic perfectly, I want to use them in other places of our house now!  They are durable & won’t break if they are dropped or stepped on, and the best part, they are guaranteed for life.  I mean, how wonderful is it to never have to replace a light bulb again?!  They also put off a significant amount of light, I was shocked at how light it was out there once the sun went down.

My husband & I decided to do a wood accent on our trim to hang the lights from since everything was white, we thought it would add a bit of a rustic element!  He got wood cedar siding planks from Home Depot & cut them to fit the perimeter of our porch.  Afterwards, he screwed the lights in using the mounting tab provided in the package, which was so convenient.  

I was inspired by the new look of the lights and got a new rug, chairs and table, I love the final result and am so excited to spend lots of time out there all summer long!

And here’s the fun part!  Cafe Lights by Jasco is giving two lucky winners a room makeover valued at $400.00!  Ten winners will also receive one 24 foot string of cafe lights, which is what we used for this project.  Enter below & good luck!!!  XO


  1. May 26, 2016 / 11:55 am

    I love the look of these lights! How they frame the top layer looks really clean 🙂

  2. May 26, 2016 / 1:54 pm

    Gorgeous lights!!!! xoxo

  3. May 26, 2016 / 3:01 pm

    I have loved seeing all of your porch photos of the girls! We have been wanting to get some of those lights and you have just inspired me to do that this weekend. The wood accent is awesome and definitely adds a rustic feel. Your porch is so dreamy.

  4. May 27, 2016 / 1:51 pm

    We added string lights (+ a dimmer) to our covered deck this spring and I love the ambiance they create! These sound pretty fabulous though–I mean, non-breakable and you never have to replace the bulbs?! So cool!

  5. May 27, 2016 / 6:01 pm

    This would look awesome in the backyard!

  6. June 1, 2016 / 1:56 pm

    We just added lights to our back deck and it totally changes the atmosphere! Love how you upgraded your space!

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