The sunshine is here and that means one thing.....No not BBQ's and beer gardens...
It is that time of year where everyone wants to be outside and making their gardens look beautiful, whether it is repainting fences, bringing a new life to an old shed or undertaking a DIY project now is the time to do it.... So here are a few of our favourite garden projects that can all be created with the help of our garden paint ranges.
We love the idea of taking a brown traditional garden and shed and turning it in to a real focal point of the garden, whether its somewhere to keep your tools, a place to hide away or even a secret bar there is no reason for it to look boring.
Our favourite is the sage green shed as it blends beautifully in to the garden and still looks really rustic (we also love the idea of hanging a heart on the door to bring some extra charm)
Benches & Chairs
After a winter of being locked away in the shed (or a winter of being left out) most tables, chairs & benches look a little worse for wear, but why paint them brown when you can really have fun with colour?
We love the idea of painting your chairs a range of pastel shades bringing a really fun element to the garden (ideal for a garden party), we also are a big fan of the blue tones which looks great when painted on a table and chair set especially on a muted tone decking.
Giving your old bench a facelift with a sage or stone colour (that matches your shed perhaps?) gives the impression of a calm zone perfect to sit and read your favourite newspaper and listen to the birds sing.
Fences don't have to be boring.. and even though we do stock a wide range of Cuprinol and Ronseal fence paint for those who are not quite so daring with their fence colours we think there is something so charming about a fence painted in lighter tones, having your fence painted in a light colour can also make your garden appear bigger, and can really brighten up your outdoors all year round.
We love the above picture where the fence and shed are perfectly matched.
Who said the painting had to stop with the usual garden projects? We love the idea of using your garden colours to brighten up all areas of your garden.
Outdoor coffee tables to hanging planters can all benefit from a little revamp in time for summer, we love the image on the left that cleverly uses neutral colours to creating a calm oasis in their back yard.
Or how about adding an extra pop to your bird houses? we love the pastel colours used here to create a bright and fun feature.
A huge trend we have seen coming through is painting planters, our personal favourite is matching your planters colour to your front door but they can also be used to create a pop of colour around the garden.
Keeping the Kids Entertained
Giving your child the play house they have always dreamed of doesn't have to break the bank, why not get creative with our garden colours paint and create their very own play house which they can spend hours of endless fun in...
Better yet why not get the kids involved helping paint? Keeps them entertained for an afternoon and they will be so proud of their creation.
If you really fancy a project and have a bit of experience with DIY then why not go as far as to take on a pallet project, we could spend endless hours on Pinterest looking at all the amazing things you can make with pallets but here are a few of our favourites.
Pallet bar - So you have your BBQ sorted and your garden painting is looking fab so why not have some friends around and entertain them with the help of a pallet bar... cleverly painted in white and then decorated in pastel accessories it is bound to be a talking point amongst your guests.
Pallet furniture - Using pallets for furniture has become a really popular option over the past couple of years and if you get it right it can really add something extra to your garden.
Crate Displays - Wooden crates are being used for so much now and we love the idea of stacking crates together to show off your prized plants, your potted herbs or even just a little outdoor display feature, the options are endless.
Whatever your project big or small we have a garden shade for you, we sell Cuprinol, Johnstones and Ronseal garden paints that all come in a wide variety of colours and tin sizes, so why not pop in to your nearest Colour Supplies store and get inspired for your next garden painting project.