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    Brick walls

    I'm looking for some ideas to make my brick wall in the back yard look more appealing. Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

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    What does it look like now?
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    X2 on what does it look like now and where are you located?
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    It's just a regular center block wall. It's the fence between my neighbors yard and mine. I'm in Phoenix AZ. It just looks plan and I was looking for ideas so it doesn't look like "just a brick wall"

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    Re: Brick walls

    Quote Originally Posted by Heater
    It's just a regular center block wall. It's the fence between my neighbors yard and mine. I'm in Phoenix AZ. It just looks plan and I was looking for ideas so it doesn't look like "just a brick wall"
    Are we talking bricks or concrete blocks? I suspect the latter. If so, is it the plain jane grey blocks or decorative type with some color and texture? Post some pics?
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    Regular concrete grey blocks. Ill post some pictures this evening. It's what the builder put in the entire neighborhood. Nothing decorative at all.

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    Paint is quickest and easiest, and will improve the look substantially. If it were me, I would paint it then put in some plants...either a trellis and vines or some shrubs. Check with your HOA re: colors, plants, etc. as well...there may be restrictions.
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    Have any colleges nearby? Go see the art director and ask if any students want a project, have them submit design ideas for possible extra credit. You provide supplies, get your wall decorated for super cheap and meet some new friends- they will come back
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    Re: Brick walls

    Quote Originally Posted by Heater
    I'm looking for some ideas to make my brick wall in the back yard look more appealing. Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
    Light your wall, some examples here

    http://www.lettherebelightllc.com/gallery.html
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    Re: Brick walls

    I saw a DIY show the other night where they painted a wall like we have here in AZ. They painted it a dark brown color and it made a real difference. I would think paint/plants would be the most economical way to dress up your block wall. Plants are going to include maintenance (trimming and litter) so keep that in mind. I've also seen some nice ornamental iron pieces improve the bland look of walls: suns, geckos, dragonflys and what ever else you can think of. Looking forward to the pics!
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