Next weekend we are starting work on our garden makeover. We have a mini digger hired to turn over some earth so we can sow grass and there are lots of other smaller jobs to do too. One of our challenging areas is down the side of our house where we have a concrete yard which is about 3m x 8m. Along one length is a brick wall which our guest bedroom looks out on – not the most inspiring view!
So we have been thinking about how to make the wall, the bedroom view and the yard itself a bit more appealing and I suggested painting the wall different colours in different sections. As well as making the yard look a bit more appealling it will also create a series of backdrops like an outdoor studio. You’d only be able to see one of the colours from the bedroom so it wouldn’t look entirely bonkers, but it would make things look a whole lot better and make the space useful (to me!)
So yesterday Jim started clearing all the accumulated rubbish from the yard, including some of the old roof beams from the house and as he moved them, we played around with stacking them up in one of the sections as a wood backdrop. I think the wood has rather gone past it’s best as it’s damp through and covered in mildew, but it made a interesting surface to photograph against and Theo agreed to be a model (in a borrowed fancy dress hat) for a very brief moment before wheeling off.
Once the yard is cleared, I’m going to pressure wash the wall (I’m quite looking forward to that bit) and hope it will eventually dry enough for us to paint it. It doesn’t get any direct sun though, so I might be waiting a while!
The mini digger should be here on Thursday night, the two boys are both looking forward to that a lot!
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