Monday, June 13, 2011

All DONE!

...and glad to be!! The 'staining my concrete patio' turned out to be a MAJOR project... it was freakin HOT this weekend and I was determined to get this bad boy DONE!!...  I couldn't be more pleased on how it turned out!! :)

I used Behr transparent concrete stain from Home Depot- $35 a can
A foam roller-$5
and some painters tape- $10

all together the staining project only cost me about $70 bucks- Make sure you ask for that military discount!! ;)

Lets recap on the before: the blah!

I prepped by scrubbing the entire porch down with dawn dish soap and rinsing with water. Then allowed 24 hours to dry....

To make my grid, I made a cardboard 24x24 inch square and traced out each square with a pencil before covering my lines up with painters tape.

And the final product: love it!!




I ended up switching up the decor a bit. After seeing the final product I didn't think the lime green would go so well.... So I went for reddish throw pillows from Home Depot ($12ea.) and used some old pots that I already had on hand.

I couldn't believe how much this project worked out  my glutes/legs...  I woke up yesterday morning, crawled out of bed, and nearly fell on my face as I tried to balance... I was like WOAH, ouch...mmm not good! Needless to say this set me back on my 1/2 marathon training :( I have been doing so good at sticking to my schedule so I was a bit disappointed that I had to skip yesterdays run... I have since been walking around like I have something stuck up my a$$ so no running was involved today either... Hoping I can get back to it tomorrow!! RIDICULOUS!... but worth it I suppose. :)

So what do you guys think?....  How was your weekend?


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6 comments:

Melanie

Nice job! The Patio looks awesome! :)

Love the red throw pillows as well!

Melissa

That looks awesome! I seriously had no idea that you could stain concrete!

Tami

It looks awesome girl!

Nicole Marie

Wow! I love it!!! I even had to call my husband over to take a look. I will definitely have to take this challenge on when I actually have a patio. You did such a good job.

Megan

I'm new to your blog and just wanted to stop in and say hello and tell you that your patio looks great!

Pink Champagne, Gatorade, and MRE's

that looks great! you had to have so much patience doing that!