Remember the exterior cinderblock wall color I planned out using Photoshop? It happened!
We purchased the cheapest exterior masonry/block paint available, at about $90 for 5 gallons. We figured we didn’t need the fancy stuff. Using my phone and navigating to this blog, I matched the color to one called “Wooden Cabin”, which seemed fitting. We purchased long poles for our rollers and extremely high-nap roller heads, along with a 5-gallon bucket and this crazy 5-gallon bucket tray thing.
In total, we only ended up using about half the bucket of paint (including touch-ups), and the painting took us only a few hours, rather than the entire weekend we’d budgeted for the project! Always a satisfying feeling.
Unfortunately, we can’t do much about the uneven texture of the wall, or the fact that the wall’s contractor decided to just let the grout ooze onto the side of the wall that wasn’t his client’s (our side). All we were able to do prior to painting was to hammer off some of the extra grout from the really bad areas, so it still doesn’t look super gorgeous, although this color is certainly an improvement. I think the next step for this area will be further decorating the wall to make it more beautiful and intentional-looking. I have a bunch of ideas on a Pinterest board, and I’ve already picked up some of the supplies for some of them, including the moss graffiti and application of random tiles, which I saw somewhere else. Stay tuned!