Written by Becca Green

Easy DIY: garden shed to modern outdoor office

With the weather getting warmer and many people still working from home, why not turn your garden space into the outdoor office of your dreams?

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Unlock the full potential of your garden as a place to work and create with this clever project using Cuprinol garden fence paint. This project is also a great way to use up leftover paint you have lying around from previous projects.

What you’ll need

  • 1L tin of whatever Cuprinol Garden Shades colour you have (Honey Mango was used)
  • 50ml of a different Cuprinol Garden Shades colour (Black Ash was used)
  • Spirit level
  • Masking tape
  • Small foam roller and tray
  • 1 x 2″ paintbrush

Step 1

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Using a spirit level, mark a square on the wall (approx 100cm) and tape around the edge. Make sure the tape is firmly pressed into any grooves to enable you to paint crisp lines.

Step 2

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Fill the square with 2 coats of your main Cuprinol Garden shades colour and allow to dry

Step 3

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Mask off a smaller square inside the painted area to create a border

Step 4

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Fill the border with a different Cuprinol Garden Shades paint and allow to dry

Step 5

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Remove the tape and touch up any mistakes with a small artist’s brush

 

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