Jun 25, 2008 2:14 pm
I've only got a couple of things to finish off in my back yard, one being a screen of sorts that I'm going to put my BBQ in front of. I've built a 2400mm wide x 2000mm high frame but still cant decide on what to put on it.
The ideas I have are
- Merbau screen to match the deck
- Brushwood fencing type material
- Line with Blueboard and paint a different colour to the fence
- Corrugated iron laid horizontal or verticle, plain steel colour.
Either side of the screen there's a small garden bed (250mm wide) that I'm going to put something like agapantha's in there.
Here are a couple of photo's. I've added one in there that also shows the alfresco deck/area.
Any other idea's are more than welcome.
***Edit i should have continued on from my old thread (bit late now) but there is a photoshop image of what I had planned. Although its change now and I've made the screen smaller, you get the idea.
https://forum.homeone.com.au/viewtopic.p ... highlight=
Re: Calling all creative minds - help with screen2
Jun 25, 2008 6:28 pm
Line with Blueboard and paint a different colour to the fence
Deep burnt red!!!! It will look great with the grey fence.
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Re: Calling all creative minds - help with screen4
Jun 25, 2008 7:06 pm
That’s my thoughts….. at least with paint it can be painted in a Solo Guard, and last for a few good years then you just choose another colour and repaint.
Making your wall a constant feature wall of colour.
Re: Calling all creative minds - help with screen6
Jun 26, 2008 10:42 am
Thats a pretty brave move on my behalf
I'm trying to find a 'deep burt red' to get an idea
something like one of these
http://www.artifolk.co.uk/catalog/produ ... D=Y&gid=43
http://www.stillmomentsnursery.com/stor ... chart.html
Re: Calling all creative minds - help with screen7
Jun 26, 2008 11:01 am
Probably not the best example….but it was the only photo on the net I had time to look for with the colour in it…………
The red is the colour I’m talking about!
Get a sample pot of Dulux Murray Red and paint it next to the grey……you should be happy!!!
Re: Calling all creative minds - help with screen8
Jun 26, 2008 11:19 am
Merbau. Oiled. Lovely. Just more expensive, butnot a lot more than blue board/painting. Ties the yard together.
You gotta oil the deck every now and then anyway, slapping a bit on your wall will take an extra 10 minutes...big deal. Do it with a pump up sprayer...too easy.
Plus...if you really want you could run a creeper of some sort through it to break it up and add some colour.
Re: Calling all creative minds - help with screen9
Jul 13, 2008 11:37 am
After changeling my mind a ozen times I decide to bite the bullet and do as Michelle suggested (thanks Michlle) and here's the finished product...minus a good clean up.
I needed to buy some plants for for another garden bed so I decided to get some plants to match the Murray Red colout on the wall. I still think the garden bed is missing something tho, a contrasting colour perhaps.
Thanks for all the help and suggestion
Re: Calling all creative minds - help with screen10
Jul 13, 2008 12:08 pm
You just need some Lime Green ceramic pots against the grey walls near the BBQ.
Solar lights in the post…..and something decorative on the Murray Red wall, looking great, glad you like it!
Had to take a photo of one of my lime green pots, I couldn’t find any on the net!
And something like this –
Re: Calling all creative minds - help with screen11
Jul 13, 2008 2:49 pm
…..and something decorative on the Murray Red wall,
I was thinking that it might need something like that but couldnt thin what.
We're just about to sell the place once I finish off a few little things hopefully a week or two and we'll be on the market.
I just need to make it presentable, something decorative on the wall would finish it off nice but what to put there.
Thanks again Michelle
Re: Calling all creative minds - help with screen12
Jul 14, 2008 6:28 pm
Would you want to take it with you, or leave it when you go…..
The decretive thingy on the wall I mean.
Re: Calling all creative minds - help with screen14
Jul 15, 2008 12:52 am
sorry for this silly comment, but I suddenly found this very amusing: we have a topic in the outdoor section, about screens, no less, and it was started by ..................... Shady
Re: Calling all creative minds - help with screen15
Jul 18, 2008 8:58 pm
I put a link up to website for some out door sculptures, but I can’t find it now.
Go to a nursery and just buy a cement wall hanger. If your leaving it behind no point spending heaps of money.
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Saint MikeHelp with privacy screen alfresco areaHelp with privacy screen alfresco area
Fence top or that last one looks good. Maybe offer to pay to get neighbour onside. I'm not in favour of bamboo or bushes - just makes work for you in the future.