Before & After: A DIY Porch Painting

before and after porch stencil painting
Are you getting in the mood for spring?  I certainly am — the itch is really needing to be scratched so I am not only starting to get my seed and plant orders finalized but also I am making some DIY plans.   This porch makeover  is just the sort of thing that I can’t wait to get messy with — once the snow is gone.  It is kind of extraordinary….

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These were done using Modello Concrete Carpet patterns (stencils).  Gracie Reed (the artist behind this) used a polymer-based concrete overlay product called RSCrete from Faux Effects, International. Apparently it is not a piant but rather a substance that gets thinly troweled over an existing concrete slab -like a Venetian Plaster, but for  floors.
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images from designamour

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Hi, I'm Rochelle and for 18 years I have worked as a landscape designer, author/writer, and design teacher. I've designed residential and hospitality (for hotels, restaurants, and spas) gardens across the USA and in the UK, Europe and the Middle East. After many years of teaching garden design topics in person, I launched the PITH + VIGOR Boot Camp series in early 2018. Through my blog, social media, and online courses (Garden Design Bootcamp and Planting Design Boot Camp) I aim to help homeowners learn how to confidently design and create home gardens that reflect their own personal and unique style.

3 Comments

  1. Kathryn on February 18, 2013 at 10:22 am

    WOW! I’ve wanted to do something with my concrete porch and patio but thought I could only cover them with other materials. The not-paint/stencils are gorgeous and are really inspiring me!

  2. Laurrie on February 19, 2013 at 9:20 am

    Stunning! What a transformation. I wonder how the effect will hold up to foot traffic, or if it would do well in a snowy winter climate. It certainly is beautiful.

    I have two possibilities for before and afters that you might want to see — found both of these on the same blog called Green Thumb Blonde:
    1.Creating a gorgeous backyard from a builder’s lot:
    http://www.jmeissner.com/blog/2012/09/16/backyard-garden-tour/

    2. Detailed design analysis to dress up a yucky front yard & house facade:
    http://www.jmeissner.com/blog/2012/08/18/cheri-and-marians-before-and-after/

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