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From Old And Faded To New And Fabulous Upcycled Garden Stepping Stones

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Have you ever looked at something and realized how faded and outdated it became? That's exactly what happened to me recently.
I bought some resin garden stepping stones about fifteen years ago. They were nestled amongst a collection of spreading junipers that were growing along a slope on the east side of the house. The junipers had grown over the garden stepping stones and could hardly be seen. So I decided to move them over to another garden bed.
Difficulty: Easy
  • from old and faded to new and fabulous upcycled garden stepping stones, concrete masonry, gardening, landscape
This is what they used to look like. The words that come to mind are old and faded and this will not do. I didn't want to get rid of them but I definitely wanted to update them. I now had an upcycling DIY project!
  • from old and faded to new and fabulous upcycled garden stepping stones, concrete masonry, gardening, landscape
Here's a closeup of the before. Do you see what I am talking about?
  • from old and faded to new and fabulous upcycled garden stepping stones, concrete masonry, gardening, landscape
Here's a closeup of the after. It's amazing what a some cans of spray paint primer, black paint and copper metallic paint can do on some resin garden stepping stones.
  • from old and faded to new and fabulous upcycled garden stepping stones, concrete masonry, gardening, landscape
Now they look so much better in their new location in the garden bed in the front yard.
  • from old and faded to new and fabulous upcycled garden stepping stones, concrete masonry, gardening, landscape
This upcycing DIY project is super easy to do. For more detailed instructions I invite you to visit my blog. Hope you are inspired!

To see more: http://timewiththea.com/2014/06/25/upcycled-garden-stepping-stone/

Got a question about this project?

  • Michelle Takahashi
    Michelle Takahashi Portland, OR

    I have several of those. I may have to give them a face lift :) great idea! thanks for sharing

  • Carol
    Carol Austin, TX

    Love these -- spray paint is the best and the bronze/copper color has worked well for me in the past !

  • Time With Thea

    Just popping in to say thanks to @Julie wolf @Elizabeth Sagarminaga @Michelle Takahashi @Carol for your positive feedback! I am thrilled that this project inspired you! I just love the look of bronze and copper against the black!

  • RONNIE BROWN
    RONNIE BROWN Rockford, IL

    FUNNY I JUST DID THIS TO A STEPING STONE A FRIEND GAVE ME 15 YEARS AGO I SPRAYED PAINTED AND IT LOOKS SO NICE BACK TO THE GARDEN IT IS AND BETTER THEN IT WAS GOOD IDEA

    • Time With Thea

      @RONNIE BROWN Thanks Ronnie! What colour(s) did you paint it?

  • Chantelle Joy
    Chantelle Joy Tangerine, FL

    Dynamite! I love it!

    • Time With Thea

      @Chantelle Joy Thank you! I am quite happy with the new and improved look!

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