What's a low cost decorative treatment for my new plywood porch walls?

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I'd like something arty, thinking decoupage or music manuscript etc but have to allow for water damage should the vinyl blinds not get closed in time in a rain storm. I dont want to sand heavily because the ply is tanalised and I dont want to breathe in the dust.
q what s a low cost decorative treatment for my new plywood porch walls
q what s a low cost decorative treatment for my new plywood porch walls
My ply walls. Ive used copper head nails so they will peep through anything I put on the walls. There are vinyl blinds on the outside so it may not be totally water tight, they're new and so far untested in a big storm.
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  • S S on Aug 30, 2017
    a colored wood stain like unicorn spit? Comes in a variety of colors. How about corrugated tin sheets ? Just seal with polyurethane? Idk just some thoughts....

  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Aug 30, 2017
    assuming you are taking down the other things I would get a old window and make it a stained glass piece.

  • Connie Connie on Aug 30, 2017
    Take brown paper and tear it into irregular shapes. You can use brown paper bags or if you can not find enough buy that roll of paper from Lowes or Menards you use to cover the flowers when you are painting or doing work on your house. Since you will need to prime anyway, take your primer and paint a 2 foot by 2 foot sqaure. Start in the corner. Take your first irregular square and put it on the painted surface. Smooth out. repeat. After it has set a bit go back and paint over the paper over lapping and trying to keep the torn paper flat. Besure to take your time and make things irregular . After it is all done you then go back and paint the color of your choice. When that is dry put an glaze on it that can be a color darker slightly then your first shade. I comes out looking like you have leather walls.

    • H H on Aug 31, 2017
      Thanks Connie Ive already done my kitchen floor with this technique. I' could do it on the ply, you are right,

  • H H on Aug 31, 2017
    i should have done the long window with a stained glass effect, you're right. I could still do it actually as I need to reputty the window and could take the glass out. Thanks!

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Aug 31, 2017
    Yes I agree Stain glass look window ( You can buy Stained Glass Clings) and Plain Coloured Walls to show off your things, otherwise could look too cluttered.

  • Alxmoran Alxmoran on Aug 31, 2017
    I "wallpapered" my son's room using muslin I had dyed and stamped with fabric paint. Once the fabric ( which I cut to size) dried, I soaked it in a water/ starch solution ( you can google the ratio) and put it on the wall smoothing it out as I went along. When you want to get rid of it you spray it heavily with clean wate, peel it off and clean off the starch residue. Start with primed walls.

  • H H on Aug 31, 2017
    i love this idea, it would look like scrim which would go with my colonial NZ theme.

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