I pretty much hate a plain concrete patio. 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 find an inexpensive way to cover my patio very soon, because yes, it is boring me to death!
Check out these DIY concrete patio cover up ideas! Because if you cover your patio, you don’t have to worry about tearing it out!
Inexpensive Concrete Cover Up Idea with Paint
Our first patio cover up idea is from ‘Lowes‘. This DIY concrete patio stain “rug” is easy and fast. They have a great tutorial including the pattern template!
Fake A Concrete Patio Cover Up With Stain
From ‘Beneath My Heart‘, try this DIY patio stain project looks like a tile floor. This is a great tutorial to learn how to stain concrete!
How to Cover Your Patio with Paint and Make It look Like Tile
This next project is along those same lines, but uses paint instead of stain. Find out how to paint concrete from the tutorial at ‘Handmade Home‘.
Use Pavers to Cover Your Concrete Patio
Want a more permanent cover up idea? ‘Family Handyman‘ has a complete step by step for you on how to cover a concrete patio with pavers. No jackhammer here!
Use Tile To Cover a Concrete Patio
Give a tile facelift to an ordinary patio, from ‘DIY Network‘. Step by step photos and a full tutorial!
Concrete Patio Idea – Cover Up with a Deck!
Kelly at ‘View Along the Way‘ shows us how to build a deck over concrete. Perfect solution for an outdoor patio that needs updating. Great instructions!
Another Concrete Patio Cover Up Using Stain
Renew your patio with stain and some expert tips from ‘Family Handyman‘.
How to Cover a Concrete Patio with Spray Paint!
Finally, ‘First Home Love Life‘ updated her front entry with a stepping stone mold and spray paint! Easy alternative to stamping concrete!
We hope you loved these DIY patio cover up ideas! Check out our post – “9 DIY Cool & Creative Patio Flooring Ideas” for more great ideas, projects and tutorials! You also may love our post on Patio Privacy Screens!Image Credits: Lowes, Beneath My Heart, The Handmade Home, Family Handyman, DIY Network, View Along the Way, Family Handyman, First Home Love Life