Hi guys! I am back for week 3 of a Curb Appeal hop to share the DIY lattice we made to hide the ugly stone wall in the front our farmhouse. The wall was hidden before by a few boxwood and hydrangea shrubs. When we transplanted them because they were blocking the view of our front door the wall suddenly came into view. If you missed the landscaping we did last year be sure to check out last week’s post here.
I am not sure why the cement wall was added or why they would cover up the brick wall behind it but the wall was starting to crumble and even the outlet was no longer attached. Soon after we moved in we attached a small trellis to the wall and planted a clematis in the hopes that it would trail along the trellis and hide the wall but in the end we didn’t think it was enough.
After taking down the old trellis Jason screwed in 2 more 1 x 2 strips into the wall for a total a 5 boards. Jason zipped down strips of 2 x 4’s down to go across the cement wall. We screwed the wood strips into the 5 boards with exterior screws. The strips did a great job hiding the wall but made it look very modern.
To make the strips less modern and more like a farmhouse we added cedar boards left over from our cedar fence and cut them down to create a lattice. Since the cedar had been cut from making the fence over 2 years ago it had a nice aged patina to it. We attached the cedar strips with our pin nailer.
To finish it off we used cedar 1 x 4’s to give the DIY lattice a cleaner look.
We love the look of the DIY lattice. It really gives the front of our home more of an old farmhouse feel in my opinion and it helps to soften the look of the stone and siding.
Farmhouse Curb Appeal
dig out and move the shrubs that are in bad spots in the front and place in better locations in the yard add a tree, some evergreens and other small perennials to the front hide the ugly short wall in the front
- add more comfortable seating to the front porch
- paint the entryway bench
- change out the front light to one that isn’t as bird friendly and has more of a farmhouse feel
- add more potted plants and porch decor
- time permitting extend the front entrance by adding a pergola
As you can see from my list above that we aren’t quite done but I we are getting there. Don’t forget to stop by my friends homes to see what they have been up to this week!!!
Don’t forget to pin my DIY – Lattice!
Curb Appeal Hop – Week 3
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