Before. (Ignore the broken cinderblock wall.. 😅)
Nate and I decided to turn our patio into a place we love to be instead of an unused space. We also decided to try and spend as little as we could to make it more interesting. So, I created a faux rug using paints and a stencil that we had on hand.
I started by taping off the area. (You’ll notice that I have stenciled this area before but never got around to sealing it... Live and learn!)
Base coat and stencil
Next I used two coats of flat black paint.
Once that dried I started stenciling from the corner and worked my way out. It’s important to have a small amount of paint on your roller when you stencil so that the paint doesn’t seep under the stencil, so make sure to offload it before stenciling.
To finish it off I did 6 thin coats of sealer to help it to hopefully withstand the weather better this time around.
Here's the final look! It turned out really great and this time it will stay that way! What do you think?