We’d like a bigger patio for entertaining that includes an eating area and a sitting area, a large pergola to cover us a bit from the elements (it rains here a lot in North Vancouver) and an updated draining system so the water flows more away from the house. All of that means big bucks and there’s always more important things that take precedence. My friend Sarah from Life on Virginia Street knows the best way to prep a concrete patio for painting. When we painted our concrete patio, I opted for stripes and it seemed easier than a complicated pattern. Look at how A Beautiful Mess updated this stunning concrete patio. Coco from The Crowned Goat stencilled a concrete floor in her house and she tells me it still looks like new!
If you don’t want to paint an entire concrete patio, why not just a section to create a rug like Jen from The House of Wood. Sheena from Bean in Love shares some great tips on getting into those tricky areas.