Do you see that oddly, uneven, weed filled slab of concrete under the chairs? Well I’ve got some plans floating around in my head for it. I’m trying to decided what to do on the concrete that might add some color or interest. I could a) leave it as is b.) put an outdoor rug on it or c.) paint it. I’m leaning more toward C. Since I rent, this will be a fun low cost update and my landlord doesn’t care.

Here’s Martha Stewart’s (and minions) how-to on painting a faux brick floor. I like this idea a lot and it would also look kinda awesome as it weathers.

I’m also loving this simple design shown on Brilliant Interiors:

And then I also found this great tutorial from HGTV on how to paint a faux rug.

I’d love to do something intricate and colorful, but I don’t have the time and I’m not wanting to invest a bunch of money. So I could easily just do one color and use the “natural” concrete as the secondary color. What do you think? What would you do? I’m interested to hear.

You can find my other posts about the beginnings of my rental backyard makeover here and here.

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