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OT: Suggestions to Hide a Cinder Block Wall next to patio
Posted by: spacescape
Date: April 26, 2006 09:14AM
A few years back I put a brick paver patio on the side of my garage. It turned out great. However, the sides of my garage is cinder block which I painted white. I did put two clematises on either side of the glass block window and I put up a ceramic/wire sun sculpture up on the wall to attempt to "CAMOUFLAGE" the wall. This summer, I'm hoping to do something w/ the wall to hide it more. I have three rings from a whiskey barrel that I bought from a garage sale that I think I'll weld together and paint and hang on the wall. I "MIGHT" put up shutters on either side of the windows. I've even thought about stuccoing the wall or putting up a lattice (sp) and relocating the clematis to climb up the lattice. I am even considering getting rid of the umbrella and getting a electric awning to go over the patio.

Does anyone have any good suggestions? Has anyone did anything cool in the past to beautify their patio?

Thanks!
Bill
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Re: OT: Suggestions to Hide a Cinder Block Wall next to patio
Posted by: ajakeski
Date: April 26, 2006 09:17AM
Remove enough brick pavers by the wall so you can plant shrubs there. Once they grow, The wall will be hidden.




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Re: OT: Suggestions to Hide a Cinder Block Wall next to patio
Posted by: N-OS X-tasy!
Date: April 26, 2006 09:17AM
Pink elephant.



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Re: OT: Suggestions to Hide a Cinder Block Wall next to patio
Posted by: tuqqer
Date: April 26, 2006 10:06AM
Go the stucco route. There are some products out on the market now that allow easy application of a stucco-type coating that looks just as if you'd lathe and plastered the wall. It looks great.



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Re: OT: Suggestions to Hide a Cinder Block Wall next to patio
Posted by: shadow
Date: April 26, 2006 10:31AM
If you get A&E, set your Tivo/DVR/VCR to tape "Ask This Old House" this Saturday at 9 AM ET/8 AM CT. They are showing episode 108:

Cutting bungholes in wood; cracking paint; plumbing torches; outdoor lattice.

The last segment is them doing exactly what you are asking about (hiding a block wall with a lattice).





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Re: OT: Suggestions to Hide a Cinder Block Wall next to patio
Posted by: rz
Date: April 26, 2006 11:56AM
yeah, a lattice with a good climbing vine. Down here in Florida, I'd suggest Morning Glory or Confederate Jasmine.
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Re: OT: Suggestions to Hide a Cinder Block Wall next to patio
Posted by: DaviDC.
Date: April 26, 2006 12:25PM
Confederate and/or Carolina jasmine both smell great. Virginia creeper will completly cover the wall in a couple of years but it's very aggressive once established.

Lattice would be quick & easy and you can hang things from it. Lots of junk becomes art once hung up.




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Re: OT: Suggestions to Hide a Cinder Block Wall next to patio
Posted by: 3d
Date: April 26, 2006 01:00PM
Faux brick?

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Re: OT: Suggestions to Hide a Cinder Block Wall next to patio
Posted by: Dennis S
Date: April 26, 2006 01:12PM
Lattice and vines or ivy.
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Re: OT: Suggestions to Hide a Cinder Block Wall next to patio
Posted by: spacescape
Date: April 29, 2006 08:00AM
shadow Wrote:
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> If you get A&E, set your Tivo/DVR/VCR to tape
> "Ask This Old House" this Saturday at 9 AM ET/8 AM
> CT. They are showing episode 108:
>
> Cutting bungholes in wood; cracking paint;
> plumbing torches; outdoor lattice.
>
> The last segment is them doing exactly what you
> are asking about (hiding a block wall with a
> lattice).

Just hit record... thanks... will see what they have to say.

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