Painting Concrete Steps for $5
A Great Idea for a Budget Makeover
This post is from crafters.org
When we moved into this house, there was indoor/outdoor carpet covering the front steps. It was nasty, worn, and drooping with holes along the front edges. I couldn’t take it!!!
One sunny day, I ripped the carpet off, cleaned it well, and set to work. Here’s what it looked like step-by-step:
I cleaned it up, then cut a roll of blue painter’s tape in half to make narrower strips:
Laid out my design, using a couple of real bricks as examples:
Painted with an ‘oops’ color I got for $5 a gallon:
Peeled the tape before the paint dried:
Touched up a few spots.
It has held up quite well through the winter!