8 Easy Paint Projects for a Prettier Outdoor Room

Embrace summer color in your favorite outdoor rooms! These paint perk-ups bring cheer to furniture, containers, and more.

Upcycled Tire Ottoman

Function meets style with this repurposed tire ottoman. The goldenrod-painted car tire becomes an eye-catching tabletop after being outfitted with casters and a cedar-plank top. Complete the look with your favorite flowers to enhance the outdoor style.

Decorative Drawers

Spice up your potting bench to serve as an outdoor buffet with a striped beach towel and bright paint. Paint over then peel away floral decals to highlight the natural wood drawers. Hide potting tools behind the curtain, and set up shop for afternoon treats.

Dotted Burlap Planters

Upgrade your front-porch style with a mix rustic and modern with help from simple materials and trendy metallic paint. This burlap-wrapped flowerpot uses just the right teal dots to contrast against pretty pink flowers.

More Colorful Entry Projects

Wicker Chair Makeover

Make old new again. Spray-paint a wicker chair any color you like. Be sure you have calm weather for a day or two, as this project can get messy and will need a couple days of drying time. Reupholster a chair cushion and add embroidery detail to plain pillows for a total chair makeover. Vibrant color choices pop against clean white siding and an electric-blue door.

How to Paint Wicker

Fancy Fence

Paint and stain a backyard garden gallery wall. Use different shades of green, gray, and brown waterproof stain to uniquely color your fence while protecting it from rot. Then spray-paint and mount old gutters to create a floating container garden. The gallerylike fence gives landscaping vertical height while creating a cozy backyard atmosphere.

Stenciled Pillow

Give botanical edge to a plain outdoor pillow. Starting with a bright pillow, use a stencil or a leaf from your yard, and trace it onto the fabric. Add interest by filling in the pattern with fun outdoor paint colors that match your chair's cushion.

Fresh Floorcloth

The perfect complement to your stylish rope porch swing and rolling-pallet coffee table is a beautifully stenciled floorcloth. With a variety of materials and stencils to choose from -- such as this pretty sky blue mat -- it will be easy to come up with ideas to go with your outdoor space. The difficulty will be choosing your favorite!

Pretty Painted Welcome Mat

Make your point of entry pop with a personalized welcome mat to greet guests in style.

Easily transform a neutral welcome mat into a colorful piece of DIY art. With just a few supplies, bring boring to bold in no time flat. It will be just the welcome you need to impress family and friends.

1 Comment

  1. These projects are magical, love the Fancy Fence, makes me wish I had a fence to paint. Fun stuff!


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