Ivy wall paint
This wall could grow on me. Paint that spreads like ivy. Seen in the backstreets of Kalk Bay, we love the playful spirit and how the creeper has the potential to go on and on and on.
Our colour match for the pale blue is Midas Envirolite TINGE 3DGB.
– Jenny Mason
Give your furniture a few more years of life with a fresh coat of Midacote paint
Chipboard painted with Midacote Satin stripes
Midacote Paint Surfaces
It’s interesting how paint can transform utilitarian surfaces and give them a completely different vibe. This is an example of how painted chipboard looks, when coated with Midacote Satin. It makes a great backdrop for plants in a patio area (photographed here at the Montebello Garden Centre in Newlands.) We like how the bright stripes look in fresh pure white and postbox red. (Paint & Place has a great selection of bright reds.) We’ve also seen a similar effect where tables were covered with hessian, and a solvent-based paint like Midacote Satin was used to ‘glue’ the fabric to the table, creating an interesting textured surface. (And it’s washable.) The idea, really, is to consider paint to give unexpected character to surfaces – and if furniture looks like it’s on its last legs, it’s amazing how a coat of paint can give it a few more years of life.
– Post by Jenny Mason. Check out her blog koekalooks for more great ideas
DARK & INTENSE: Let green be seen in your garden by intensifying walls in Winter
Intense Green Garden Wall
If you don’t think Winter is the season for painting and working in the garden, here’s a thought.
See how garden foliage kicks out against chocolate and charcoal walls, especially in Autumn and Winter when the light is filtered and the air is crisp. After a shower of rain, greens seem somehow even brighter, and dark walls, richer and more intense.
A good call for a garden wall: to offset foliage, paint it a deep grey or peppercorn. ‘Peppercorn’ is a dark chocolate, while ‘Licorice’ is the most popular charcoal in our selection of Midas 300 colours.
Look how the evocative colour shift of autumn leaves kicks out from a deep donkey grey wall, painted in ‘Storm’. Darker colours create a foil for your garden to get showy.
Deep Donkey Grey Wall
Ask in-store to see our popular ‘earth & grey’ options for garden walls and exteriors, all available in Envirolite Zero VOC eco-wise formulations. Much better for the air you breathe, and for the planet.
Be more salvage savvy
“The shot up at the top shows how you can put old unwanted metal work to good use. These not so attractive burglar bars were discarded during a renovation project of mine. We painted them the same colour as the wall, mounted them on a wooden frame and turned them into a trellis for our creeper.” – koekalooks
- This Special Project post is by serial renovator Jenny Mason. Check out her blog koekalooks for more great ideas