SSL Top Pick from the 47th Annual JCAHBA Home & Garden Show: Dualview Privacy Panels

SSL Top Pick

Hey, y’all! Welcome to Sweet Sorghum Living–a place to sit a spell with a good cup of coffee and enjoy good conversations about everything from front porch decorating to fun DIY projects. Today on the blog, we are chatting about the SSL Top Pick from the 47th Annual Johnson City Area Home Builders Association Home & Garden Show in Johnson City, Tennessee. Whew! That was a mouthful to say *wink*

To be perfectly honest, I was not happy about missing the Birmingham Home & Garden Show. It is always filled with lots of awesomeness + my daughter (Abby Hathorn of the Vintage Inspired Passionista) and I always have such fun when we are in Birmingham–the food, the shopping…oh, my! Long story short…lots of things happened to prevent our road trip from Northeast Tennessee to our beloved city. But, there is always a reason why things do not work out.

Look at this gorgeous privacy panel I spied at the JCAHBA Home & Garden Show!

Look at this gorgeous privacy panel I spied at the JCAHBA Home & Garden Show!

Knowing I have a slight addiction to Home & Garden Shows and home renovation projects, the hubby suggested we visit the local show. I was hesitant and pouty, but I did agree because I do love to look for new and spectacular products. Now, I am not going to bore y’all with all the details or the same products you can find anywhere. No, I am going to spotlight something different…something with a sweet and inspirational story…something that totally made my day and made me realize why I wasn’t at the Birmingham Home & Garden Show.

Dualview Privacy Panels offer attractive views from both sides of the panel. They are more like art sculptures than privacy fence.

Dualview Privacy Panels offer attractive views from both sides of the panel. They are more like art sculptures than privacy fence. (photo courtesy of Ken Reid, owner of Dualview Privacy Panels)

With minimal restriction of air and light, Dualview Privacy panels are definitely a must-have for anyone looking to have a little privacy with a touch of artful delight.

With minimal restriction of air and light, Dualview Privacy panels are definitely a must-have for anyone looking to have a little privacy with a touch of artful delight. (photo courtesy of Ken Reid, owner of Dualview Privacy Panels)

I had almost given up hope on finding anything totally intriguing, until I spotted what looked like a privacy fence panel…but appeared to be more like an art sculpture. I admit. I was fascinated…and immediately, I wanted one. I had no idea where I was going to put one…but that problem could easily be solved on a warm, sunny day.

Photos cannot capture the absolute cool construction of the Dualview Privacy Panels. These patented interior and exterior lattice panels have distinctly different perspectives from each side and are constructed to be inherently strong with no sagging between posts.

Photos cannot capture the absolute cool construction of the Dualview Privacy Panels. These patented interior and exterior lattice panels have distinctly different perspectives from each side and are constructed to be inherently strong with no sagging between posts. (photo courtesy of Ken Reid, owner of Dualview Privacy Panels)

The view at eye level from the home side is directed downward through the panel with clearer seeing into the adjacent area + giving a feeling of openness. Not to mention, giving a touch of whimsical art to any yard or garden area.

The view at eye level from the home side is directed downward through the panel with clearer seeing into the adjacent area + giving a feeling of openness. Not to mention, giving a touch of whimsical art to any yard or garden area. (photo courtesy of Ken Reid, owner of Dualview Privacy Panels)

It was such a delight meeting Kenneth Reid (Owner and Designer) and Sharon Cordell (Marketing Director) of Dualview Privacy Panels. Their enthusiasm is contagious, and their product is amazing. I hope to chat with Ken again about his privacy panels, so I can not only find out more, but also to help spread the word about his lattice privacy panels–that are more art sculpture than fence!

Kenneth M. Reid, owner and designer of Dualview Privacy Panels. For more information, please contact Ken at 423-926-3221.

Kenneth M. Reid, owner and designer of Dualview Privacy Panels. For more information, please contact Ken at 423-926-3221 or email him at kenreid@dualviewlattice.com.

These unique panels are not only designed to create privacy, but also to accent landscapes, create shading and windbreaks, to function as floor-to-ceiling partition (interior)...and so much more...we are only limited by our imaginations *wink*

These unique panels were not only designed to create privacy, but also to accent landscapes, create shading and windbreaks, to function as floor-to-ceiling partitions (interior)…and so much more…we are only limited by our imaginations *wink* (photo courtesy of Ken Reid, owner of Dualview Privacy Panels)

Thanks so much for sitting a spell with me today as I chatted about the SSL Top Pick from the 47th Annual JCAHBA Home & Garden Show. Y’all don’t let me forget to chat about Dualview Privacy Panels again…y’all know how easily I get distracted *wink*

 

Fence Weaving and Painting

The hubby used treated deck boards to create the basket-weave fence.

The hubby used treated deck boards to create the basket-weave fence. I helped a little, but he did most of the work *smile* I did enjoy using the nail gun…gotta love a girl that can handle the power tools *wink*

Hey, y’all! Welcome to Sweet Sorghum Living! Today on the blog we are going to chat about the fence project at the new house and take a peek inside my mudroom, which is a work in progress…but then again…my entire house is a work in progress!

The hubby decided that the fenced area needed a little bit of lighting. It is just enough to light the perimeter and the gates. After we finish the deck, I am going to create some upcycled, fun lights for the fenced area and the deck.

The hubby decided that the fenced area needed a little bit of lighting. It is just enough to light the perimeter and the gates. After we finish the deck, I am going to create some upcycled, fun lights for the fenced area and the deck.

Once the fence had properly dried, we headed to Home Depot to pick up sample paints.

Once the fence had properly dried, we headed to Home Depot to pick up sample paints.

Sweet Sorghum Living Outdoor Painting Tips:

1.  Use leftover pieces of wood from your project to test the paint colors.

2.  Don’t be shy about getting several paint samples to test.

3.  Once you have your test pieces painted, live with them for a few days.

4.  Check them at different times of the day in order to get a feel of how the color will change throughout the day.

5. Poll your neighbors, friends, and family for their color picks.

6.  If you live in a historical home, check out colors that would have been used during the time period of your home.

6.  At the end of the day, pick a color that makes you happy and works well with the surroundings.

The hubby applying Behr Premium Semi-Transparent Weather Proofing All-In-One Wood Stain and Sealer in Chocolate. Whew! That was a mouthful *wink* I love this color...but I am thinking more deck than fence.

The hubby applying Behr Premium Semi-Transparent Weather Proofing All-In-One Wood Stain and Sealer in Chocolate. Whew! That was a mouthful *wink* I love this color…but I am thinking more deck than fence. *P.S. I think the hubby would make a nice hand model *smile*

Creating more test pieces because the first two sample paints we brought home just did not have the wow factor for which we were looking.

Creating more test pieces because the first two sample paints we brought home just did not have the wow factor for which we were looking.

The sample paints we picked out to test were all Behr Premium Weather Proofing All-In-One. We tested both the semi-tranparent and the solid color wood stains.

The sample paints we picked out to test were all Behr Premium Weather Proofing All-In-One. We tested both the semi-tranparent and the solid color wood stains.

From top to bottom: semi-tranparent in Chocolate, solid color in Woodland Green, solid color in Mountain Spruce, semi-transparent in Wedgewood, and semi-transparent in Mountain Spruce

From top to bottom: semi-transparent in Chocolate, solid color in Woodland Green, solid color in Mountain Spruce, semi-transparent in Wedgewood, and semi-transparent in Mountain Spruce

After several days of observing and moving the boards around, we had narrowed it down to two--Woodland Green and Mountain Spruce.

After several days of observing and moving the boards around, we narrowed it down to two–Woodland Green and Mountain Spruce.

And the winner is....Woodland Green! It was the perfect color to complement our house and its surroundings. There is still some touch-up painting left to do and some landscaping (which I am thinking dark greens, yellows, pinks)...and a deck to build...but we are getting there slowly, but surely *smile*

And the winner is….Woodland Green in the solid color stain! It is the perfect color to complement our house and its surroundings. There is still some touch-up painting left to do and some landscaping (which I am thinking dark greens, yellows, pinks)…and a deck to build…but we are getting there slowly, but surely *smile*

I am really loving the fence–the style and the color. The fur babies are also loving it–running around free from the leashes! I am so very thankful and blessed to have a handy hubby who truly enjoys creating and building. Most days, we make a pretty good duo *smile*

Sneak peek inside the mudroom

 

I am guessing by all the oddities of the mudroom that it used to be a porch. I love its quirkiness, and I want to bring color and spunk to the space.

I am guessing by all the oddities of the mudroom that it used to be a porch. I love its quirkiness, and I want to bring color and spunk to the space.

I am currently installing wall art and bringing in furniture pieces. Once I figure out what I want in the room and where I want it all to be, I will decide on paint color.  I am leaning toward the color I used in the shiny, happy basement at Sloss Castle–Lime Sorbet by Glidden. It will be a tough decision because the mudroom flows into the utility room which is directly off the kitchen. Bad news is there is no door between the kitchen and the utility room because the original door was damaged…keep in mind this is a 1920 home so the hubby and I will have to go on a hunt for a door–or build a swinging door…Whew! As stated earlier, the entire house is a work in progress!

Thanks for sitting a spell me today as we explored outside painting tips, the basket-weave style fence, and all the projects I have running around in my head! I will be on a road trip for several days–so I am going to attempt to mobile blog…just in case I fail at my attempt…follow all the road tripping excitement on my social media 🙂

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