Tuesday, July 15, 2008

My little spot out back

My favorite spot right now, well, before it got so hot, is my back porch. At the beginning of the summer, I painted some faux stones on the concrete slab to warm it up a little. I drew out the stones with sidewalk chalk and then used a foam brush to apply concrete stain from Home Depot. I then used a few different shades of latex and acrylic paint on a wet sponge and swirled them around on each of the different "stones" to vary the colors and make it look more authentic. The porch has more of an "outdoor room" feel now which is what I was going for. The only thing missing now is a wisteria covered pergola for some shade....






















11 comments:

Elise said...

I love it!! It looks awesome-if we ever get a house I know what I'm doing!!
Elise

Kindra said...

Hi Amy!! Found you through Elise! So glad you joined the blogging craze! It's very addicting! :) Your outside pics are great and can't wait to see more!

I wish one of my hobbies was jogging...I'm working on it. :) Congrats on the new baby coming! It will be here before you know it!

Katie said...

Hi, Amy! I'm Katie...it's nice to meet you! I hopped over from Elise's blog. I love your "stones"...I did the same thing this past spring, only I did brick. I need to post pictures of it. You did a great job! I never would have known it was faux!

tumbleweed said...

Hello-welcome to blogging, I just started not to long ago myself:O) I found your site from a site sort of thing:O) I love your patio! I had my husband come in and look at it, that is one of the most creative things I've seen-WOW.
I would like to add you to my favorites list so I can keep up with your blog, hope that is okay:O)
Blessins'
Shayne Louree

Karen said...

Hi! I'm Karen and Elise suggested we come over and welcome you to blogworld! So....WELCOME!
You're a girl after my own heart with your interests. And I love the metal chairs on your porch. You did a wonderful job on it, too. Looking forward to getting to know you better!
Blessings,
Karen

Laura said...

I love what you did with your patio! I have boring concrete also and was thinking of doing something to make it not so blah! What a wonderful idea and also what is great is the lines don't have to be perfect! I think I might have to copy- hope you don't mind!

Laura :)

Katy said...

It looks beautiful out there!!! :)
I love your swing! It is soo pretty! I am a country girl...so if it were me I would paint it either a dull white or black and then prim it up a bit! :)

Sean, Mandy, Mack and Levi said...

I found you through facebook when you were writing on Amy's wall - very cute!!!

Sarah said...

Just found you through another blog. I'm new to this thing too!Your porch seems like a great place to relax! What a creative and fun thing to do with the faux stones!

Monkey's Momma said...

Nice job!! That looks awesome. It looks like you have started out pretty well here in Blogland. We LOVE pictures. Come visit me sometime at Monkey's Momma.

Christy said...

Hi Amy!
My sister and I just started blogging as well. It is fun to see all the creative and beautiful ways people are decorating their homes. I will be checking back!