A tutorial to help disguise a dull wall in the garden
by adding some interest with a faux tiled effect.

So originally at some point there was a coal shed and outside toilet here. Which has been removed but my neighbours still had theres. Meaning we had an ugly breeze block wall. The previous owners, had tried to disguise it with this brick built BBQ. But when we moved in it was looking very tired, unloved and in need of some TLC.

So I started by cleaning and giving the wall a coat of masonry paint from B&Q - GoodHome Classic Oklahoma Smooth Matt Masonry paint.

I decided it needed two coats to fully cover the cream. Then I painted the BBQ with masonry paint from - B&Q - GoodHome Classic Liberty Smooth Matt Masonry paint.

It was looked loads better at this stage but it needed alittle extra something. So after a bit of searching, I purchased a A4 starburst stencilled off the internet. The stencilling process took a few hours to complete but I love the outcome. *Tip - keep the stencil clean as paint bleeds underneath and will cause smudging. We just kept cleaning it in clean water after every 2-3 uses.

To finish off the space, I styled it by adding some potted plants, a lantern and a rattan chair. See our previous posts for all our DIY garden projects. Thanks for reading.

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