Wednesday, June 2, 2010

My Back porch Painted...check

Presenting my back porch, painted!
I've been wanting to conquer this little project since I moved into this house about nine months ago.  I just had to get up my nerve and energy.  Last weekend I decided to just go for it!

Let me take you step be step through this process, just in case you might want to try this at your house.

I started with a good porch paint

I chose to use three colors from the same color swatch; to give it some depth and hides a multitude of sins!
P.S. I have no idea why the quality of these pictures is so bad.  Could humidity have done this?  Is my camera just getting old?  I'd love some feedback.

Make sure you get the right nap for your project, since I was painting concrete I need a thicker nap.
I used this to roll my first coat.

I used this sea sponge roller to roll my net two layers/colors

Here's a picture of the next layer.  Again the picture quality is terrible, but trust me it was an improvement!

My goal was to work with these colors in the brick.

The last layer complete.

I got these chair cushions at Target; they really spruced up my old patio furniture.

I would say the best part of this project is the fact that the different paint colors, especially in the earth tones I chose, really hide dust, dirt, and leaves that might blow in.  

Hope you enjoyed your little patio tour.   Have a great day!

Linking up again with Marla's WooHoo Wednesday!


  1. You give me HOPE!! My patio is a 3rd this size!! I'm gonna do it!!! Thanks for this info!!

  2. Vanessa!! That is just stunning. I love the way it turned out. Woo Hoo!! You made it look so easy. Thanks for sharing this project at Woo Hoo! Wednesday.

  3. Looks awesome, wow! You go!

  4. What a beautiful porch and yard!! Great job on the paint job. It looks amazing.

  5. I dont know how I found you but I know I was suppose to. I painted the edges of my steps in the front of my house when I first moved in. I have wanted to do the back patio area now for 5-6 years and could not get enough courage. BUT because of you as soon as the wind in Idaho stops I am on it. I really love the idea of using three colors to camo flaws. I would have only done one color and not been happy Thank you so much for all the great tips. sm

  6. Wow, what an awesome project! Looks fab!

  7. It looks wonderful. You've got me thinking about my patio now :-) Great blog!