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PostPosted: Sat Feb 12, 2011 3:08 pm    Post subject: Ideas for a concrete wall in small town garden Reply with quote

I have a small urban town garden there is one part that was ugly concrete blocks I painted them cream to brighten it up but I want some Ideas for what to put on it I have some bamboo fencing down the back and a few trelis around the place but I cant think of something to put on the other wall its about 3ft long anyone know of any outside wall art /tiles that are rust/water proof or other ideas??
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 12, 2011 8:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What about doing a Mosaic on it ???
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 13, 2011 2:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yeah would love some colourful mosaic tiles on it but wouldnt have a clue how to do it theres more to it than smashing a few tiles and sticking them together I guess
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 13, 2011 6:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thats what goole if for Smile
It can't be that hard to do....

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 13, 2011 6:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

why not some actual living bamboo. i've seen it brighten up some really sad looking walls in the past.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 13, 2011 11:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think doing a mosaic is a great idea, if you have kids it can be a fun project to do together. A handy way of doing it is it you can find some nylon mesh in your local craft or DIY shop, you can actually draw your design onto it and using PVA glue stick the tile pieces onto it. Do it on the kitchen table so all the family can join in. then when its dry, put the tile glue on the wall and stick the entire thing onto the wall, making sure the glue gets in through the mesh, then grout when dry. Here are some pics of a mosaic i made for my parents a few years back. This one went in the floor, but you get the idea.


If you are going to do it this way, be sure to lay the mesh on some clingfilm so that the hole thing doesn't end up sticking to your table.


Be sure to rope in whoever is around to help, as it can take a while to complete!





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PostPosted: Sun Feb 13, 2011 11:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some inspiration for you, I love this garden mosaic I came across a while back.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 14, 2011 9:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I love your mosaic, Sunny, we have an artist in our midst.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 14, 2011 5:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Those mosaics are lovely I saw lovely ones in Seville tiles etc but a bit expensive and heavy to carry also my wall isn't dead straight so can't put flat tiles on it. Could try breaking up some old tiles I guess and sticking bits and pieces to the wall I have an idea of what I want in my mind, but not great at the physical DIY part would be interesting to try it though. Have visions of them falling off the wall with our bad weather though Rolling Eyes I guess the tile centres would have old cheap tiles I could use ??
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 14, 2011 9:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

CAll around to a few of them and ask for any broken ones or samples Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 15, 2011 3:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Im sure you can get some broken tiles from some tile stores. As long as you use tile glue and grout suitable for outdoor use than they wont fall off.

Have you seen park Guell in Barcelona, Gaudi must have stuck them tiles on some 100 years ago now, and they still seem to be fine!

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