The porch, deck and
patio can be made bright and inviting by adding color
to the lifeless cement or wood. The dull and
uninteresting patio in the backyard can be turned into
a space with energy and dazzling style, by decorating
it with a few bright colorful paints. Once this is
done this areas will be the center of all parties in
the house. Bring the outdoor concrete or wooden patio
alive by painting it with vibrant colors and designs.
Create your own seaside using paints and following the
instructions given below.
Things you require:
Water spray bottle
Instructions for painting:
Paint the concrete wall in a color of your
Take a rug and place it against the wall and
mark off the perimeter of the rug with painter's tape.
Inside the tape with your free hand draw an
uneven border of the rug with chalk.
Pain this area with a dark colored paint. Use
quick short strokes.
Cut out patterns of the sun, shells and
starfish in cardboard.
Keep the sun cut out in the middle of the rug
and draw its outline in chalk. Do the same for the shells and
Fill the designs drawn in chalk on the rug
with some color that is neither too bright nor too light.
Once this paint dries up, make a palette of
all the colors you want to use. Dip a brush in one color and
paint with it till the color dries up, then dip another brush
in a different color of paint and use it till it dries.
Continue this till you have used all the colors on the
palette. Blend in the edges of the colors so that the finish
is smooth. Use dark colors for the background that will
contrast with the light colored designs inside.
Take off the painter's tape and with the
chalk draw tassels for the rug. Then use different colors to
make the yarns of the rug.
After the entire painting dries up, apply a
coat of polyurethane over the outer limit of the painting.
This coat will prevent chemical damage to the paint.