Projects We Love: Elsie's Painted Patio Tiles from A Beautiful Mess - Christmas Tree Market Blog

Projects We Love: A Beautiful Mess’s Painted Patio Tiles by Elsie

September 20th, 2013

A delightful way to add character to your porches is to give it a touch of color. Most people do this by purchasing new furniture or décor pieces for their outdoor space, but this can be a tad bit expensive, especially when you’re working with a tight budget. Fortunately, I came across a blogger who provided a cheap, smart, and amusing way to give your porch the personality you want it to have.


The talented Elsie Larsen of the lifestyle blog A Beautiful Mess offers her readers a fun and simple project that gives their porch tiles a captivating coat of color in four simple steps. It’s a wonderful alternative to buying new furniture or renovating your space.


I think what truly makes this project lovely is that anyone can create a color scheme that reflects their aesthetics. They can even take inspiration from their favorite style or their surroundings. Do you have a pool beside your porch? Mix various shades of blue, like aquamarine, celeste, and ultramarine, with some rustic earth tones to complement the cool and refreshing water of your favorite spot. How about a drab staircase? You can paint the risers in your favorite color, or use different shades that complement one another. Or if you don’t have much time on hand, you can simply paint the side of your drawers for a pop of color when you pull them out.


What’s great about doing a painting project is that no matter how big or small the task is, your home instantly gets a makeover. Don’t be afraid to think outside the box. Mix different palettes together to create new and interesting effects.

Be inspired by this nifty project from A Beautiful Mess, and infuse your living spaces with a splash of color.

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