So....I decided to do the covered part of the patio as well. Originally, we planned to put down slate tiles, but it's a pricey project and not in our budget right now. Ryder's 7th birthday is coming up and we are having a pool party here at the house. Not only is the patio area hideous, but it gets super slippery with just my two kids. The covered part was almost exactly 200 hundred square feet and smooth. One gallon would definitely do the trick. I still had my paint swatch with the pool deck color and after a quick comparison, I decided to get one shade darker. There was hardly a difference between them and we have a really bad pollen season here. I am hoping that it will help hid the yellowish dust a bit more. Right, so now I have three shades of gray. All Valspar paint colors: the house is Tornado watch, the pool deck is Artichoke and the patio is Empire. I also had the guy add some non slip powder to the paint can. So for $35, I completely freshened up the patio. It's funny because depending on the way the light shines, they can all look the same or totally different. It looks good, nice and neutral.
Who knows what the flooring was before, but it looked like the previous owners did plan to do something. What ever was there before had been cleared away and the concrete had been prepped. You could still see the orange-reddish grout lines and swirls from what may have been glue. My guess would be that at some point there was tile and at some other time maybe indoor/outdoor carpet, but that will be a mystery never solved.
Here are a few before and during shots of the painting process.
I have to wait to put the furniture back. And my mom mentioned seeing some cheap area rugs at Ross, so I may put one of those down, too. Give the space a pop of color. We all know a rug can "really tie the room together, Dude." I've spent almost every single day watching the kids in the pool since school let out, so why not make my area feel homey?!
Here's my entertainment...