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Before & After: A DIY Porch Painting

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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

r-greayer_55a-short-253x253Rochelle Greayer is a writer, landscape designer, farmers market manageress, former physicist rocket scientist & founder and editor of PITH +VIGOR. Author of Cultivating Garden Style : Inspired Ideas and Practical Advice to Unleash Your Garden Personality (her first solo book) she also writes for Apartment Therapy and hosts garden related and floral workshops in her barn in Harvard, MA.  Want to know more?
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3 Responses to Before & After: A DIY Porch Painting

  1. 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. 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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