Inspired by: Colorful Outdoor DIY Projects Using Paint

Beautiful painted deck with a bohemian vibe - Artist Alisa Burke - alisaburke dot comOh. my. Can you even believe this deck?

Artist Alisa Burke drew this pattern, freehand, and then painted it all in a beautiful riot of color.   I’m in awe of the talent it took to create it,  and what a fun end result!

If you want to try to recreate this or a similar look on your deck, she wrote a post outlining her process and has some tips for you here.

Otherwise, here are 6 slightly more simple ideas to add some color to your outdoor space using paint:

Paint your path.

Grab a stencil and some paint and in just a short time, you’ll have concrete patio stones that make a statement!

To brighten up a plain concrete patio stone ($1.61; 12" square;, first brush away any debris. Then, mark the centers of the stone and your stencil (Modern Masters Endless Circles stencil, $31.95; Position the stencil over the stone, aligning the center marks. Use masking tape to block off two flowers on both the right and bottom edges of the stencil to make the pattern symmetrical. While holding the stencil in place, dip a ½-inch-wide stencil brush into Annie Sloan Chalk Paint and pounce the brush straight up and down to apply the paint (brush, $5.75; paint, Greek Blue, $11.95 for 4 oz.; When you're done, remove the stencil. That's it—no sealer necessary! Repeat on additional stones to extend your path.
Alison Gootee/Studio D via Country Living

Make your front door pop.

Make a good first impression and show your personality with a freshly painted front door in your favorite color.

(We give more inspiration, tips and ideas on painting your front door here.)

DIY Front Door Makeover |

Mark your plants.

A fun way to find your plants and add a punch of color to your garden at the same time. Find out how to make them at A Cultivated Nest.

DIY Wooden Spoon Plant Markers - so easy to make and inexpensive!

Make art.

Make unique yard art by thinking outside the box. The The Hanky Dress Lady made hers out of painted bike tires!

Spruce up your pots.

Flower pots are good, painted pots are better, and these ombre painted pots? Even better. (Tutorial at Bower Power.)

Not-so-mundane mailbox.

If you have a mailbox, you know they can be pretty boring.

When I drove by these painted in a bold color, they put a smile on my face and I’m assuming they probably do the same for whoever’s checking the mail every day!

painting the mailbox is one way to add a bold pop of color

For more paint inspiration, check out these posts:

Choosing a Gray Paint Color: Some Options
Trends in Painted Trim: White vs. Color
The Best Time To Choose a Paint Color
Painting a Color on The Ceiling

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