Well, I am still working on my back patio.
I told you last week that I was wanting to do something different to our concrete patio floor.
Here is what it looked like…(after I took all the furniture off)
The concrete has a lot of stains on it, and it looks really bad.
So my hubby and I discussed our choices:
1) Paint it.
2) Tile it.
3) Stain it.
The hubs didn’t really want to do option #1 because he was worried that the paint would begin to chip in a couple of years. Plus he doesn’t really like the look of painted concrete.
Option #2 is the one we both wanted, but it would be the most expensive. It would have cost at least $300.00 for my husband to do the work himself. So of course that option was out.
So then we began to consider option # 3…Stain it.
I have never seen it done before, but I started researching the idea online, and it can definitely be done!
Isn’t she a genius! What a great idea!
(See why I love your comments, ladies! I read each one and appreciate them so much!)
When I ran the idea by my hubby, I could see it peeked his interest.
He definitely thought it was doable.
Score! Thank you, Richella!
So we started the project this weekend.
And here is where we are at:
I ran out of the half inch tape I was using, and I have been to seven different stores looking for some more with no luck!
So I am going to see if I can find some tape in the “big city” tomorrow so I can finish taping the patio.
The plan is to stain the concrete. Then when we remove the tape, it will look like grout lines.
What do you think?
Is it going to work?
I was terrified to pick out the stain color at Lowe’s. I am praying that it will look good.
I am planning to finish taping tomorrow and hopefully applying the stain too.
If all goes well, I will be able to share the results on Thursday! (fingers crossed) And I will be sure to include all the steps we used in the project.
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Have a blessed day!