I pretty much hate plain concrete patios. But let’s face it, most of us have ’em. They are boring and just plain… well, plain. A couple of seasons ago we stained one of our concrete patios, and that was a good solution. But I’m always on the hunt for something different, and am in the need to do my back patio soon, because yes, it is boring me to death!  Check out these DIY concrete patio cover-ups! Our featured project above & below is from Lowes. This concrete stain “rug” is easy and fast. They have a great tutorial including the pattern template!



From Beneath My Heart, try this DIY tile look concrete stain project



Along those same lines, find out how to paint concrete from the tutorial at Handmade Home.



Want a more permanent solution? Family Handyman has a complete step by step for you on how to cover a concrete patio with pavers. No jackhammer here!

DIY Concrete Patio Cover-Ups


Give a tile facelift to an ordinary concrete porch, from DIY Network. Step by step photos.



View Along the Way installed this DIY stained deck over their existing concrete patio. Great instructions!



Renew your concrete patio with stain and some expert tips from Family Handyman.



Finally, First Home Love Life updated her front porch with a stepping stone mold and spray paint on the concrete! Easy tutorial!



Check out our post – “9 DIY Cool & Creative Patio Flooring Ideas” for more great ideas, projects and tutorials!

Image Credits: DIY Network, Lowes, Beneath My Heart, The Handmade Home, Family Handyman, View Along the Way, Family Handyman, First Home Love Life


  1. Jason Roland December 27, 2014 at 6:31 am

    Now I love a good concrete patio – but these cover ups look amazing. The great news is if your patio shifts and becomes uneven, you can still fix it with a concrete lifting. As long as you have the slab underneath it isn’t a problem!

  2. agnes June 1, 2015 at 1:20 am

    Please give us some advise how to make a water feature in a small garden. On the wall or in the garden. Thank you, Agnes


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