Outdoor spaces—like indoor spaces—can be given a dramatic makeover with some paint, some new lights, and a few eye-catching accents.
Step 1: Paint the Lattice
Step 2: Secure in Place
Step 3: Build the Display Table
Step 4: Complete the Table
Written by Spike Carlsen
Use scraps of wood to elevate the cedar or treated wood lattice panels. Then, apply two coats of exterior paint either by brushing or spraying. For easier maintenance, consider using PVC lattice panels.
For securing to concrete walls, position the lattice, then drill mounting holes into the lattice and concrete. Remove the lattice, tap plastic anchors into the wall, and secure with screws. For wood walls, simple screw the lattice to the wall.
Apply exterior construction adhesive to the tops and bottoms of two birdbath bases, position them on inverted pots, set the birdbath tops in place and let the adhesive dry overnight. For stability, cut a "backer board" to fit snugly in the bowl of each birdbath.
Buy a wide teak or cedar board (or glue several narrower boards together side by side). Set this plank over the birdbath assemblies, mark the location of the backer boards, then secure them to one another. Set the plank back in place, nestling the backer boards into the birdbath bowls.
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