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Alfresco makeover - Dull red to cool grey

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Alfresco makeover - Dull red to cool grey

My original alfresco comprised of red brick, merbu decking and old wooden seating. Over the years, the merbu fades and is in constant need of maintenance. The area seemed dull and lacked ’life’.

I chose to tone down the colour and make it more inviting, interesting and a place I’d love to use all year round.

I decided to cover the walls, paint the decking and replace the furniture and lighting, adding in some plants, a tv and a cafe blind to keep the dust, cold/hot air out. 


1. Stick Wall panels - Grey

2. Gorilla Wood glue

3. Stanley knife

4. Metal ruler and measuring tape


1. Calbots Decking paint - grey

2. pressure hose 

3. Ortiz Sander

4. decking brush

5. decking cleaner

6. paint brush

2x Marquee Harbour loveseat 

2x Marquee bar chairs

3x live plants, & 1x artificial plant 

1x outdoor mat

2x palm tree light fixtures

1x 32” tv and wall bracket 

1x 4.5m cafe blind





Step 1

Cleaned the walls and decking 


Step 2

Measured and cut the wall panels and affixed with additional adhesive to the brick. 


Step 3

Painted the tired merbu decking


Step 4

Added the new outdoor mat, furniture and plants and had the cafe blind installed. 


Step 5

Added new light fixtures and a tv 


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