This post is in partnership with DecoArt but all opinions are my own.
I’ve spent the past few days working on the exterior of my home. In particular, the front steps, railings and front door. I had painted the steps red a few years ago (Concrete Steps and a Bench Makeover) but the paint was looking faded.
I decided to try and create the look of stone and thought I would use gray paint. I first painted a base coat in gray and then eyeballed it and taped off rectangles. Using a a few different colored gray paints and the same technique that I used on my bathroom linoleum floor (Painted Linoleum Floor with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint), I added layers. I finished it off with dry brushing Annie Sloan French Linen and Paris Grey.
I mentioned at the beginning of the post how the old paint was chipping off my screen door and railings. I used DecoArt Curb Appeal paint in black and wow – it is wonderful stuff! It is meant for outdoor use and goes on beautifully. I even used it on my plastic planters that had seen better days! Here are the after pic of the steps, door/railings and planters.
All clean and tidy for the spring!