DIY – Irish Style Update

_MG_0108This is my deck at the bottom of the garden. Pvaz has complained incessantly about the ugly block wall. My hubby has gone to Malta for a week to work, and I knew this was my chance to UPGRADE. Β If I listen to him, nothing will happen.

I like the fait accompli bit! πŸ™‚

Now this is in its early infancy, but I have gotten this far.

_MG_0112 copy 2That is an old bbq that I used to plant my Morning Glories. Remind me to never do that again. I think I have three dying ones left.

That fecking paint was like Sarah Palin’s makeup. It just wouldn’t go into the pores. Son said it needs a second coat, daughter said it needed more flowers. I plan on painting the trellis that you may see lying in the RHC, a bright purple colour.

I have also and too, undertaken this craft project. It involves cans of dog food.

These will be lovely little lanterns in time…Of course, Ali Β is like a house now.

It is all very raw at the moment, so give me a chance.

_MG_0119_MG_0125_1The painted trellis.

_MG_0127As son said, it needs a second coat. Feck that! I told him it was rustic and charming. I am going for the distressed look.

And yes, I need to repot that plant and do the deck.

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23 Responses to DIY – Irish Style Update

  1. lindak1961 says:

    Looks pretty good to me!

  2. titlewave says:

    Love all the creativity! Maybe a mural on that wall? (Morning glories would be easy to paint..)

  3. irishgirl999 says:

    If only I could paint murals.

    • Moles says:

      I painted trailing morning glories all over a wall for a friend in London eons ago. Apparently years later neither rain. hail or London smog had managed to shift it. If only I was in Ireland… πŸ™‚

      • titlewave says:

        Moles!!! How are you? (boodog from Mudflats) Shall we head on over to Dublin with our paint tins?

      • Moles says:

        BOODOG!! How great to hear from you, you changed your moniker and I didn’t realise it was you. I don’t think they’d let us on the plane with tins of paint, Irish will just have to dream of what might have been. πŸ™‚ I’ve been trying to work out how to post that pic I did for Mudflats of Sarah being eaten by a bear but can’t get Photobucket to work here. 😦

  4. MemphisNY says:

    Invite Kaytria she’ll paint the mural for you.

  5. irishgirl999 says:

    Oh Moles, Titlewave and Kayt (who has visited me twice and is an artist extraordinaire.) If only I had you guys here. Surfer dude son (currently in San Diego) has also been known to paint murals. I went up to his room for the spray paints, and found all of them – empty.

    I know enough to stop when I am ahead. If I start doing a mural, god knows what the outcome would be. You have seen my stick figure drawings?

    Moles, can you send me your pic via email? irishgirl997@ymail.com If you do, tell me to check it. I never look at that account. That is why I have missed all the scoops on Palin. πŸ™‚

    • Trish says:

      The wall is currently white, so you could always find a picture you like, project it on the wall, and then copy it.

      • irishgirl999 says:

        I plan to try and grow something on it – like an evergreen creeper. I neglected to mention that I bought one yesterday, it is a honeysuckle thingy. I hope it does better than my morning glories. However, I do like that idea very much.

        And by the way, I loved your email addy. What can I say? Curiosity killed the cat!

      • Trish says:

        Sorry, but my e-mail addy comes from quite a boring place. I’m an X-Man fan plus at the time my job required me to travel internationally.

    • Moles says:

      The Palin pic is on its way to the email address you put up above. Enjoy. πŸ™‚

  6. MrsGunka says:

    You could always put a fence of trellis in front of it for a “wind break” (painted white), plant morning glories in front to climb on it, no one could see the brick wall and your bar-b-q’s behind it! Call it your potting shed! Voila! You can nail some of those dog food lights on the posts of the trellis for mood-lighting, also too.

  7. 40Watt says:

    Guys, I’m going to be moving next year to a house in town with a garden that is basically a patio (or cement block!) two strips of flower beds and a brick wall. You’re all invited to bring your creativity to the project!

    Love what you’re doing, Irish. But most of all I want to know how to kill morning glories. They are the bane of my life.

    • titlewave says:

      “You’re all invited to bring your creativity to the project!”

      Do I need to unpack everything else and cancel the U-Haul then??

    • irishgirl999 says:

      Shit! No more cement pond? Still in spite of that, I will come and visit and show you how to destroy morning glories.

  8. titlewave says:

    Definitely email IG with that pic, moles! And if you’re any good at stick figures, she should hire you to be her artistic director.. πŸ™‚

  9. psminidivapa says:

    First, purple is our favorite color, so high marks for that. Second, the clematis should grow and grow and will, over time, cover that wall. However, the idea of projecting a picture (maybe a Monet waterlily type thingy, with lots of PURPLE) over the wall and doing a rough impressionist interpretation would be awesome.(although I wasn’t bothered by the old wall, I thought it looked organic)

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