Paint Your Porch with Stripes!



 The stripes are done!

This project took WAY longer than expected….(don’t they all).

Let’s throw some chairs and lights on it and have a party!

Before Collage

This project took LOTS of scraping, sanding, washing, …and painting.

Pretty sure I hashtagged #willthiseverend on three Instagram photos!

Painting Stripes on the Front Porch with Scotch Blue

Painting stripes was easy.

I simply taped off sections of four boards with Scotch Blue Painter’s Tape, and painted in between them.

Using a higher quality painting tape makes such a difference.


 In the end, the work was SO worth it!

I used Sherwin Williams Porch and Enamel Paint. I had them mix my house paint at %25 to get a lighter gray, and also had them match my trim paint (Chelsea Gray, and Oxford White by BM in case you’re wondering). I think using lighter color stripes are the way to go on large porches. The pattern makes the impact, but the color is subtle enough to not make the stripes overpowering. I want the color in the porch pillows to not have to compete with the stripes.  I’ve heard really good things about SW Porch and Enamel Paint, and you can often pull their coupons up on your phone to defray the cost. I think I only had to spend around $70 for the paint, and that’s because I choose two colors.


Don’t look too closely… I’ll be touching up paint spots and scraping window paint for the next 4 years, but it’s good enough to start decorating.



So there it is!

Stripes complete!

Now to paint porch chairs, cover cushions, hang lighting, make pillows, plant planters, spray paint planters….and the list goes on!


Here’s an updated pic with decor!




  1. I love them, what a great idea. I think they are fabulous.

  2. I like the new stripe look. I be it took a lot of prep time, but definitely worth it

  3. The stripes are fabulous. I love your little porch and cant wait to see it all decorated.

  4. I saw this on Hometalk and had to come over to say how amazing I think it is! What a great project. I’d love to do this on my back porch but since it’s concrete I’d have to measure the stripes. It would be worth the extra work if it turned out like yours! Good job!

  5. I am totally in love with your porch. It really is amazing and the stripes are perfect. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me.

  6. amazing before and after!

  7. I love the idea of painting a patio floor! Yours turned out gorgeous! Found you on Work It Wednesday and following on Bloglovin and Pinterest 🙂 Have a great day!

  8. Gorgeous! Love the gray and yellow. You did a great job with the floor, too!

  9. Loved the porch floor as soon as laid eyes on it. What a fantastic idea to add dimension and depth to your porch. To any area, room or space! I wasn’t sure about the grey and white with the color of the house. When I saw the yellow door I thought, oh no – I trhought a bold door color was a great design choice – always good to draw your eye to the entrance, welcoming all into your home and especially your business! I have to say when you added your accents, furniture & decor it really pulled together!!!! Down to the flowers!! Thank you for the inspiration. I live in a farm house and just redesigned our pantry. I used your “stripe technique” on the pantry floor and did every other step leading down to the pantry and then every other step leading down to the basement, laundry, design workshop etc. BIG workshop in the barn. Opened my mind to so many great but simple ideas. BTW I used all paint I had left over from other painting projects of rooms. Mixing custom colors for walls and shelves to cordinate with a custom mix porch & floor paint from Lowes. IF YOU ARE GOING TO PAINT A FLOOR SPEND THE MONEY TO GET THE RIGHT PAINT OR IT WON’T HOLD UP!!! Thank you for the treat for the eyes and the infinite inspiration!!! Wish you were my neighbor!!!

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