The comforting garden
A retreat to shut out the noise, a haven to shelter in, a sanctuary to find balance. The Comforting garden is filled with deep colours and textures to encourage cocooning and resetting. Make your garden a share more comforting.
How to build the colour palette
The Comforting colour palette flows from yellows to pinks and creates a beautiful harmonious effect. Cuprinol Colour of the Year, Heart Wood creates the perfect backdrop for this warm and cosy space. Complete the look with flowers in yellow, oranges and pink in the summer and plants with deep red foliage in the spring.
How to make your garden feel bigger
The perfect creative fix to make your garden look bigger and more beautiful in no time. When you've finished why not wind some fairy lights and faux ivy around the mirror for a cosy finish. Get ready to sit back, relax and enjoy!
- 1x frameless mirror
- 6mm exterior plywood panel, cut to size of the mirror
- 1x garden trellis panel (the same width as the mirror)
- 1L of Cuprinol Garden Shades in your favourite colour
- 1x 2” paintbrush and small deep pile radiator roller & tray
- 1x dust sheet to keep your plants and paving looking perfect
- Small hand saw
- Heavy duty exterior adhesive
- Four fixing brackets, screws & screwdriver
- Optional: fairy lights, faux ivy
Place the trellis on your mirror and mark where you’ll need to cut
Cut the trellis to size using a small hand saw
Using a paintbrush or small roller, apply your favourite Cuprinol Garden Shades colour. Apply 2 coats to the trellis. Remember to let the paint dry thoroughly between coats.
Apply glue to one side of the plywood
Push the mirror firmly down onto the plywood, and leave until the glue dries
Apply glue to the back of trellis, push down firmly onto the front of the mirror and allow to dry before screwing to the fence with brackets
How to create an outdoor bar
Be the envy of all your friends at your next BBQ with this easy garden bar hack. When you've finished just fill up your drawers with your cocktail kit and you're all set for your next garden party!
- Preloved stripped furniture is perfect for this project (preferably an unpainted solid wood chest of drawers)
- 1x 1L tin of Cuprinol Garden Shades for the main body of the bar
- 1x 1L tin of Cuprinol Garden Shades for the top of the bar and the draw handles
- 1 x 2.5L tin of Cuprinol Wood Preserver
- Sandpaper, sanding block and scraper
- 1 x each 1” and 2” paintbrushes
- Screwdriver and screws
- Cocktail kit - complete with glasses, a bottle of Pimms and fresh mint to infuse your summer drink creations!
Prep your furniture by sanding the surface of the wood until it’s smooth. Apply a coat of Cuprinol Wood Preserver with a brush or small roller and allow to dry. This will ensure your furniture will withstand the elements once it’s outside.
Paint the main section of your furniture with two coats of Cuprinol Garden Shades (use a paintbrush for tricky areas like the edges of drawers, and a roller for large flat areas). Give your furniture time to dry thoroughly between coats.
Unscrew the handles from your dresser and paint in a contrasting colour to get the most eye-catching result.
Paint the top of the dresser in two coats of the second colour using a small roller for a swift transformation and allow your final colour to dry.
Now just fill up your drawers with your cocktail kit and you're all set for your next garden party! Did somebody say Pimms!? I'm sure somebody said Pimms.
How to use garden tiles to decorate your table
Looking for a way to use the statement tile trend in your garden? We’ve got you covered with our terracotta table tiles!
You will need:
- 1L Cuprinol Garden Shades in your favourite colour for your table
- 1 tester pot for your tiles in any colours you’d like
- Plain outdoor terracotta tiles (enough to cover your table top)
- 1 x small stencil
- Small foam roller and tray
- Masking tape
- Heavy duty exterior adhesive
Treat your table to a makeover by applying 2 coats of Cuprinol Garden Shades with a small roller or brush. Don’t forget to let it dry between coats.
Position the tiles evenly over the surface of the table and stick them down one by one with a generous layer of glue.
Mask round the tile you are going to decorate then position the stencil and hold it in place with masking tape.
Apply a thin, even layer of Cuprinol Garden Shades with a foam roller and allow to dry before removing masking tape. Repeat this step on alternate tiles until you’ve got a statement table top!
You've got a brand new outdoor table for sharing the best nibbles from your barbecue..