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Happy Monday friends! And boy am I excited to kick off this week with a colorful makeover! I’ve been thinking about what to do with my concrete patio space since moving to Philly. Seriously, did you see the before? Of course when it came down to making a move I stuck with a classic rule, when in doubt, add color. Lots and lots of color. Here’s how I made my rainbow table makeover:Time: 3.5 hours
What You’ll Need
– Bistro set (similar to what I used)
– Paint roller
– Foam brushes
Durable paint is key for this project! DecoArt’s Outdoor Living paint is great because you don’t need a sealer and it comes in such beautiful colors! I used wildflower, sunset, harvest, Adirondack, and turquoise sky. You can the other colors available here or just head to JoAnn’s (select stores) or AC Moore (all stores) to see them in person.
I started by prepping my surface by lighting sanding everything. Then it was time to paint! I applied a coat of white with a paint roller on the entire surface. This not only helped save time, but it helped the paint go on smoothly and streak-free. I used one and a half 8oz containers total (with second coats and touch ups). You won’t need to do a second coat on the areas that will be painting with other colors.
For the smaller colorful areas, I just used foam brushes to apply the paint. I recommend having pieces of paper on hand so that you can have something to stick in between the slats while painting (so you don’t accidentally paint on the wrong section). This is definitely the most time consuming part of the project, so just know that going into it. Take your time and you’ll be able to get clean and smooth results.
Let everything dry then apply a second coat as needed.
And that’s my rainbow table makeover! This project took a bit longer than most others that I’ve done, but I’m so thrilled with the end results! It’s much more colorful and my style AND I didn’t have to spend a ton of money to get that result. I’d love to know what you think. Have you have painted furniture before? What was you experience?
Oh! And I just had to cover up that ugly concrete wall. Since I rent, I used sidewalk chalk and it worked nicely! Not sure how long it will last in the rain, but it’s something that I’ll certainly do again in the future, especially if I’m entertaining guests.