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Summer is here and if you have been following my recent projects, you know I have been focused on sprucing up my outdoor spaces with simple and creative projects. This Lattice Flower Wall is a warm and welcoming addition to my front porch!

 

The Project: DIY Lattice Flower Wall

Materials:

  • Wooden garden lattice (available at your local hardware store for under $20)
  • 2 cans of Krylon Chalky Finish in Wheat
  • 2 cans of Krylon Chalky Finish in Scarlett
  • Plastic plant pots
  • Cup hooks (they have a hook on one end and screw on the other)
  • Drill
  • Washi tape (optional)
  • Garden flowers/potting soil
  • Tarp or drop cloth

Directions: 

  1. Prep your spray painting area. It is important to spray outside or in a well-ventilated area. Cover a large surface with a tarp or drop cloth.
  2. The lattice I purchased was a dark wood and I was a little worried about coverage. My lattice is 72 inches x 24 inches and I only needed 2 cans of the spray paint to achieve full coverage and get a great rich color. It took about 3 coats to achieve a rich yellow color. Let each coat dry for 20 minutes in between spraying. Make sure to spray about 12 inches from the lattice and use a sweeping motions to evenly distribute the paint.
  3. In between coats of paint on the lattice, move at least 20 feet away from lattice and use your drill to drill a single hole about 3/4 of an inch from the top rim. This hole is how the pot will securely hang from the lattice.  It is important to move far away from the lattice so dust from the drilling does not settle on your lattice while it is drying. 

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