This summer we’ve been working hard on updating our back yard. It’s a major, longterm project, and today I am happy to share one update that added so much personality to our space: painted stone tiles!
My inspiration for this project was one part Palm Springs and another part Kate Spade. My vision was something simple, classic and 1960s inspired. We don’t have the time or budget to change everything in our yard this year, so I am always looking for updates that can be done to what we already have. This stone patio, below our back porch, came with the house. I purchased these fun orange Acapulco chairs (here and here). And when we added them to the patio it looked a little sad and drab. I knew we needed something fun. And after unsuccessfully shopping for the perfect outdoor rug, my mind turned to paint!
These are the colors I chose for our project. We had them mixed in Valspar latex porch and floor paint. We primed random tiles with Kilz primer. We painted three coats of color on each tile. Last, we sealed the tiles with Clear-Seal concrete protective sealer. It took a full day, mostly due to dry time between each coat!
A month later I am still loving this project! It’s fun, fresh and adds a lot of personality to our space. I love that if I get tired of it next year I can just paint the tiles again in a new color, or maybe even a pattern. I love that it’s not too time intensive! People keep saying it reminds them of the light up tiles in the Billie Jean video. I am more than ok with this. 🙂