Spring is here! And with it, we have warmer weather, sunny days, grill outs, hangouts, and backyard shenanigans. Why not spend the weekend working on one of these projects to help spruce up your patio for the season? Anyone can do these projects, they just take a little elbow grease. It’s nothing you can’t handle though. Go ahead and check out these DIYs!
I love this idea! If you have a cement patio that is drab and boring, what better way to add some color and texture than to paint it! Start by marking off the edges of where you want your stenciled area. Then, paint a few coats of white (or your preferred color) onto the cement.
Once dry, use a stencil and a textured roller to fill up the marked off area. That’s it! Just a few coats of paint and a stencil will give your space a whole new look and feel.
Okay, how cute is this outdoor candelabra? This is such a great idea, and so easy to do. Grab some solar lights from the dollar store and separate the light from the long pole of the light. Then, unscrew the rings and spray paint them. Pick up a candelabra for cheap at a thrift store and spray paint that as well. This is also a great project for reusing or upgrading an existing candelabra! Once both parts are spray painted, attach the rings back onto the lights and then place them on top of the candle holders. You’ll find that the little part sticking out of the bottom of the light fits right into the holders.
Bottle Cap Side Table
Have you been collecting bottle caps for an awesome DIY project…only you haven’t found that project yet? Well, good news for you, this is the perfect DIY for using old bottle caps. Don’t have bottle caps? Get to drinking! Just kidding. Kind of. You can follow this same tutorial using glass beads as well.
Start by putting grout into a plastic bag and snipping off the tip. This will create an easier, mess-free way to apply it to the cap. Squeeze a little bit on and place it on the tabletop. Repeat until the table is covered. Next, spread on a thick layer of grout, making sure to get it in between all of the bottle caps. Wipe the grout off with a sponge and soapy water, then apply a sealant to protect the table from wear and tear.
Faux Tiled Porch
I love this idea, especially if you keep a grill or an outdoor dry bar on a cement section of your patio. It looks like kitchen tiles, so it feels appropriate.
Start by marking off the area with tape, making sure to keep straight lines. Then paint over everything and remove the tape. Once dry, go back and fill in areas where the paint seeped through the tape. That’s it!