With landscaping and a lick of paint, Barry du Bois brings a facade and yard back to life.
Barry Du Bois brings new life to a front garden and facade.
ALTHOUGH THE INTERIOR of this much-loved family home had been renovated, the weatherboard exterior was looking a little tired. But Barry du Bois knew how to refresh it – by paving, painting, restoring and retaining. These projects can be completed by a DIYer.
First, the old cracked front path was replaced with contemporary Tuscan pavers and decorative paving gravel, set inside Rip Tuff flexible garden edging, and extended to include a seating area. At the edge of the front garden, the Ridgi retaining wall system was installed – using concrete sleepers and reinforced steel posts removes the risk of termites and weather rot. Having suffered wear and tear from weather exposure, the unpainted timber porch was restored with Renew It, an acrylic formula that fills cracks and locks down splinters. All weatherboards were then cleaned and prepared for painting in a modern colour scheme, with a darker contrast used on the subfloor.
7:30pm Friday on Cool curves Coastal feel Raw timber furniture was painted white. Walk this way after There’s now a clear and dramatic path leading to the house.