If you spend the majority of your spare time scrolling through Instagram admiring people's fab DIY projects, you are not alone. We love a good a scroll to find all the upcycling, revamping and transformative DIYs you guys have going on, and it's such a good place to get inspired. So we thought we would start sharing some of the gorgeous (and of course super easy) projects we find.
Today we were looking at DIY garden ideas, and we found Martha's amazing garden wall makeover. If you are a lover of colour, seriously go and check out her grid over on @the_colour_file. This amazing transformation was done with just paint and masking tape (our two fave things right now) and has instantly added a lovely feature wall to a plain old brick wall. Keep scrolling to find out how to create the look and check out more garden design ideas in our feature.
You will need:
- Masonry paint in a rainbow of colours (plus white if you wall isn't already painted)
- Masking tape
- A paintbrush
- Hanging plant pots (optional)
Step one: paint your garden wall
If your garden wall isn't already painted white or it's looking a bit green, give it a fresh coat of Brilliant White to create a nice clean backdrop for your rainbow design. Make sure your wall is as clean as possible and dry before you start painting and then just give a few coats with a roller or a thick paintbrush.
Step two: map out your design with tape
Use a ruler and spirit level to create a rectangle the size you are after for your space. Mask off the edges of the rectangle. Now for the stripes, you can either be precise and really plan it so each stripe is the same size and same distance, but Martha told us she just eyeballed it and likes the imperfect look anyway and we totally agree. We prefer a slightly more uneven look in a garden. So just use tape to create your stripes until you have a design you are happy with.
Step three: paint in between the lines
You can definitely just use tester pots or leftover paint for this. Also we love the bright rainbow colours Martha has chosen (all Valspar) but you could choose any colours to suit your style – pastels would look fab too. Use a small paintbrush to paint between the masking tape lines, allow the paint to dry and remove the tape.
Step four: hang up some plants
This step is optional, but we love the added interest of hanging plants on your newly painted wall. For this, all you need to do is drill in holes and add screws to hang your planters off.