Pinterest Facebook Twitter Wondering how to cover an outdoor concrete wall? Watch how Irene created an easy DIY climbing rose trellis along her porch foundation. As you upgrade your home’s exterior, you’ll also need to read How to Paint a Concrete Patio along with 13 ways to hide outside eyes. Concrete Wall Covering Ideas When adding curb appeal and modernizing your backyard, it’s imperative to cover up outside eyes so your hard landscaping work shines through! This could mean hiding utility meters, creating a cover for the air conditioning unit, or giving a concrete patio a new look. But how do you cover a wanted but ugly concrete wall? Well you can paint a concrete block or a concrete block like we did to help it blend. You can add in some timber and planters to create a cool garden wall like this one. Or, you could do like a guest tutorial like today and build a trellis to create your own rose garden that will look like this later in the summer: When Irene bought her home three years ago, the front porch side was damaged from years of neglect and ivy growing unchecked. Watch how she transformed a cement foundation wall into a beautiful climbing rose trellis garden! This post contains affiliate links. Learn more and read our full disclosure policy here. How to Cover a Foundation Wall with a Floral Trellis by Erin from Top Shelf DIY Hello Remodelaholics! Spring is here and so is the fun outbuildings! My name is Erin and I’m visiting from Top Shelf DIY, where I blog about home remodels, woodworking, and delicious cocktail recipes. I love to upgrade around my house and in the craft bar. I’m excited to be here to share how I turned an ugly concrete wall into a climbing rose feature garden for just over $ 100 worth of materials! It’s the perfect spring project for woodworkers and gardeners alike. Why did I choose to upgrade this space about a year ago I inherited a bunch of the network from a neighbor who was giving it up. I’m all about the free articles so I pounced on the merchandise. Unfortunately, my retinal wall dreams were temporarily put on hold while dealing with a newborn colic. Fast forward to a happier baby and warm spring temperatures in South Georgia, and you know which project was at the top of my list. Not only was I able to free up a large chunk of valuable garage space, but I also added immense oomph to my home. See more DIY ideas for curb appeal here. For the next year or two, there should be beautiful, gorgeous pink roses dotting the side of your front porch. Beautiful in pink Eden roses. Exactly the roses that I planted. Source. I was able to keep this project costs down by reusing the grid and other scrap wood in my garage. A few gadgets were loaned to me from the neighbors (who were repaid in the shape of a rum cake). Side tip: Before investing in a new gadget, consider renting from a supermarket or a neighbor. You can test-run different brands this way and save money if it’s not a tool you’ll use again anytime soon! Tools and materials needed for this project to prepare the concrete wall and barrier. The concrete wall of this trellis is located on a side hill to the right of the front porch. When we bought our home three years ago, this area was completely covered in English ivy. We had landscapers cut it all down, but there are still traces of vineyards when I started this project last week. These children are ruthless! Photo from our inspection report Once the chrome was removed things looked a little better, but the landscapes were still desirable. I cleaned as much of the vines by hand with a scrub brush and hot, soapy water. Then I used the Lysol bleaching spray, which might not be eco-friendly later on, but it killed some of the remaining chromium. Finally, I gave everything a good wash. Let me tell you, energy washing is life. It is Fraulein Maria which goes on top of a good mountain. If you don’t have a pressure washer, you can rent one from a home improvement store for about $ 25 to $ 40. I have a friend in the neighborhood who also loves DIY projects – she borrowed my Ryobi multi in exchange for loaning her electric washer. Perfect win. Once the cement and the surface were cleaned, I gave the handrail a fresh coat of white exterior paint. How to install the grid to a cement wall on its own is very flimsy, so attaching it directly to cement does not seem like a great option. Plus, I needed breathing space behind the grid to grow the rose vines. The solution was to build a frame of 1 x 4 cedars. It was drilled into the wall using concrete anchors. Once the framework was up and running, all I needed to do was attach my net to Brad’s nails. This was the first time I had been digging into concrete. Here are some lessons learned: Pre-drill your holes with a hammer drill and a masonry drill. Go slowly and make sure your bit is new and your battery is 100% charged. Your drill should be slightly smaller than the concrete anchors so that your screws have something “to hold”. Drill your hole roughly ¼ ‘longer than a screw. The easiest way to do this is to mark a spot on the drill bit with painter’s tape so you know when to stop drilling. Use a regular drill to pre-drill the holes in the wood. I used my construction drill, and it worked fine, but it was A little heavy.Once you have drilled all your holes, clamp your studs to the cement with a impact drill. Singing “I got the power!” At the top of your lungs while using the impact drill makes the process less complicated.Building a cedar frame after making a drawing Quick wall diagram, I started by cutting 1 x 4 length.One of the angles measured 110 degrees, so I needed to make two recessed cuts at a 35-degree angle.If you’re interested in learning more about choppy wounds, I’m going deeper into using the protractor in this post on Top Shelf. As I progressed, I pre-drilled each hole with a hammer following the tips above. Each piece was secured with 2-3 cement anchors. Once the framework was done, the rest of the job went very quickly! Securing the trellis Measure your space and mark the pieces on the grid. Cut Slowly overflow using from Circular Char – Be sure to wear the appropriate safety gear, as the mesh grill has a tendency to catch the blade and cause very little recoil. Once the pieces were cut to size I spray-painted them with exterior paint; Three bottles were enough for the entire wall. I let each piece dry in sunlight for about 15 minutes before attaching it to my frame. Continue to secure the grid to your frame until the wall is completely covered. I applied wood glue to the back of the net where it was in contact with the rice. When possible, use the pre-existing pattern of mesh to fit your pieces together. This mesh shape will give your look the look of one big bite instead of several sandwiches together. I know some of me look choppy – mostly because I was working with scrap wood from another project. Lattice is great for covering outside eyes – see how Heather used the grid to create an easy yet beautiful outdoor screen to conceal her air conditioning unit! Adding trim to a garden wall This final step is completely optional, but I added 1×2 cedar trim along the top and sides of the grid to cover the exposed ends. I could have painted these beams white, but I really liked the contrast of the woody tones with the white. Secure your trim with cement anchors as before. Solo Builder Stand Stand Model Nail Gun Grow your own rose garden! I’m not ashamed to tell you that I spent more in nursery than I did at the hardware store – about $ 180. It will be awesome! I planted a rose shrub from Eden that was “pretty in pink,” as well as dwarf butterfly bushes and Sky Pencil Holly to cover up the gutter faucet. A gentle layer of mulch completes the flower bed. And it was like! If I could hit the fast-forward button about what this trellis wall would look like, the end result would look like this: I’ll just have to busy myself with other projects because I don’t wait patiently for these plants to grow. And that’s it, friends. This construction took two days, with preparatory work spreading just a few days earlier. You can easily get this project done over the weekend, especially if you have an assistant. Hope this rose garden trellis wall inspires something beautiful in your surroundings! Be sure to follow topshelfdiy on Instagram for updates as this park grows. And for another fun, check out my toddler’s sand and water table that doubles as a beer cooler! Cheers and Erin More DIY Garden and trellis projects: Pinterest Facebook Twitter Remodelaholic is a participant in Amazon Services LLC Associates, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a way for sites to earn ad fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com. Please see our full disclosure here. 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