A plain backyard was transformed into a Balinese paradise with the addition of a dining deck and outdoor table. Designer Jamie Durie painted the deck a relaxing sage hue to create a more Zen-like atmosphere.
Located in Jacksonville, Fla., HGTV Smart Home 2013 is a colorful, shingle-style vacation spot surrounded by lush landscaping. The often-used wraparound porch ceiling is even painted in a semigloss shade of beachy blue. See more deck pictures from HGTV Smart Home 2013.
Outdoor area rugs are best when they can be swept or even hosed off before company arrives. Simply use painter's tape to tape off a rectangular design, then apply exterior paint in colors of your choice. Follow the step-by-step instructions.
Instead of staining deck boards, use paint in a variety of colors to create stripes. Here, an entry deck was added to a kids' playhouse and painted in alternating black and white stripes to continue the color scheme. See the complete playhouse makeover.
Feeling bold? Use painter’s tape to create an expansive geometric pattern in a variety of colors. Designer Brian Patrick Flynn taped off large hexagons and used a palette of fuchsia, turquoise and white to bring color to a worn outdoor space. Follow the step-by-step instructions.
To coordinate with the black shutters and white shingles on the home's exterior, the wooden porch boards were painted an eye-catching checkerboard pattern.
If you feel comfortable freehand painting, then let your imagination be your guide. Just always make sure you're using paints or stains made specifically for outdoor use.