TV Dish - A Garden Eyesore
A TV dish is a necessary but aggravating structure in my garden border...not exactly garden art! I wanted to make it less obtrusive and decided to try to paint it to better blend in with the foliage and add a screen to hide the post.
I scrubbed the metal dish with a scrubber pad and soapy water and dried it well. After covering the receiver (the little round knob on the front arm) with masking tape I spray painted the dish and arm with flat green paint that I already had on hand. I also lightly sprayed a different green to soften the color and give it a more camouflaged effect.
To screen the post I placed an old galvanized gate from my flea market garden junk stash on a metal stand salvaged from the local landfill. I painted the gate with Valspar "Spring Sprout". I planted a pink mandevilla vine in a pot that I already had. By frost it should mostly cover the trellis and hide the post.
While no one would mistake the dish for a bloom or a piece of art, it doesn't offend my sensibilities nearly as badly when I admire my late Summer/Fall garden border!
- Green spray paint, 2 colors for dish; Valspar "Spring Sprout" for gate (Lowe's)
- Galvanized gate (thrift store)
- Wrought iron stand (metal recycling at landfill)
- Masking tape
- Mandevilla plant (local nursery)
Published August 31st, 2016 11:45 PM