Last autumn we painted our wooden rough sawn fence an oaky autumn colour – it seemed the safest option as it was close to the original colour of the fence and we wanted to protect the fence too from the harsh winter weather with the 2-in-1 fence paint and stain with preserver.
However there was something I just didn’t quite like about it. It seemed out of place, a bit too bright, almost orange! I’m currently in the process of doing up our garden and I’m trying to get a nice calm zen look and feel to it – and the bright fence wasn’t quite fitting into the plan!
And so I woke up last weekend and decided that forest green was the colour the fence needed to be. I did consider it in the autumn when we chose a colour but I thought green might be too drastic and then we’d be stuck with this awful looking fence. But last weekend I decided to take the plunge.
I bought some Ronseal forest green shed and fence stain, got home, and decided to try it out straight away, eager beaver that I am! I probably should have painted a little strip first and then evaluated it but for some reason I painted two entire fence panels, went into the house for something, came out and gasped in horror – there was just one thing that came to mind as I looked at our newly transformed fence.
Eek. That wasn’t quite the look I was aiming for. However, I continued with the painting and decided we’ll just have to get used to it! As the paint dried, the bright green turned into a proper deep forest green and I let out a sigh of relief. It actually looked quite nice and calm and zenlike! Yay! So I continued painting. It’s quite time consuming so I’ve been doing a panel here and there after work and on the weekends when it’s sunny – I have just a few panels left to do (oh and a second coat all round!).
It’s amazing what a difference a lick of paint can do. It can completely transform the whole look of a garden, house or interior room. The green fence is blending into the scenery and background which is exactly what I intended so that the highlight is the garden and not a bright orange fence! However, I looked out of our upstairs window to survey everyone else’s fences around us and we’re the only one with a green fence! Oh well, it's good to stand out, right?
But I like it. And that’s what counts J
And speaking of paint transforming the look of a house, check out this house that was in the national news last week here in London! Quite hilarious!