Tanks in the country need to collect rainwater, heat it for watering. They can be metal, wooden, plastic. Barrels do not always look beautiful, decorating can be a great way out. Thus, they can perform not only practical, but also an aesthetic function.
If you decorate the containers, they will harmoniously fit into the landscape design of the cottage, will bring an original touch to the space. Such beauty will not cost much, but you will see how the suburban area will change.
How to color the barrels in the country?
For work you will need:
- Enamel based on alkyd varnish of several colors;
- Spray cans;
- Tassels of different diameter.
Instructions for making:
- It is necessary to choose a coloring, color, drawing, composition, which the barrel will be decorated with. The paint depends on the material from which the container is made, which will be used when working: for the street you need to choose a resistant coating. The primer will protect the barrel from corrosion, the enamel on this basis will last longer.
- If you are not a professional artist, then it is better to work with stencils, to practice properly type paint on brushes, because the streaks can spoil the drawing. Paint in spray bottles is not as resistant, but if you work with stencils, it is very convenient to use them.
- First, cover the vessel with a primer, let it dry, then paint it with the base paint. Drawings, small details are drawn last.
How beautiful to paint a barrel?
If it is important for you that the water warms up better in a barrel (for example, for watering or a summer shower), then paint it in a dark color. You can disguise the barrel in the color of the house. This is, of course, the simplest solution, but still the first step towards creating an organized space on the site.
If you have a lot of metal barrels, you can make an original composition of them. Sprinkle earth in containers, if they are so large that it is completely laborious to fill them up, then simply place vessels with soil in the upper part. Their diameter should be slightly smaller than the diameter of the barrel so that it can firmly enter inside. Pour a bowl (pot) with earth, plant petunias in it. If there are two barrels, then you can make a loving couple of them. Paint one in blue, draw cartoony eyes, tie, make the other one a girl in a pink dress with a white collar. For the beauty of petunias, too, can be red and blue. In the basket with flowers you can stick umbrellas.
It is not necessary to plant flowers in the barrels, fun decorated containers with funny little faces even filled with water will look advantageous.
Bright metal vessels can be placed directly on the site, plant light-loving plants in them, which, thus, will become closer to the sun.
How to decorate the barrels in the country?
- A wooden barrel can be installed without decor: a tree with metal rims in itself looks stylish. In a container, place a human figure or make an improvised pond with water lilies and aquatic plants.
- Plastic barrels lose both wood and metal, so their decor should be given special attention. If you have artist friends, then let them come up with avant-garde or classical floral design. This task is for the strength and lovers of graffiti.
- You can make a summer well from a wooden tank by simply attaching a bucket to it on a chain.
How can I color the barrel?
If the color, the shape of the container suits you, you can simply surround it with pots and flowerpots with flowers. Small barrels can perform the role of tables, chairs, legs for benches at the site.
Beautifully decorated barrel is only a part of the overall creative project for the improvement of the dacha plot. Here you can also enter an old metal car, filled with flowers or ripe pumpkins, an unnecessary watering can, a composition with bright tires, blooming old shoes or potted men.