Brighten Up Your Boring Patio with BEHR Paint

A stunning backyard makeover inspired completed with Behr paints. Love the bright painted blue doors, and the grey outdoor sectional. Brighten up your boring patio in no time! Beautiful DIY pallet side tables, and black and white accessories complete the space. Summer is here!

Have you noticed that I never share my patio on the blog or on Instagram? That’s because our patio situation was a bit grim. Beige stucco, beige floors, and beige doors with ratty old furniture from my college days did not make for the nicest photos, lol. Buuuut, that’s all about to change! I’m infusing some life into this boring space and showing you how you can brighten up your boring patio with BEHR®!

*This post was sponsored by BEHR®. All projects, statements, and opinions are my own.* 

Here are a few before pictures of the space, so that you know I’m not exaggerating when I say it was lifeless.

A stunning backyard makeover inspired completed with Behr paints. Love the bright painted blue doors, and the grey outdoor sectional. Beautiful DIY pallet side tables, and black and white accessories complete the space. Summer is here! A stunning backyard makeover inspired completed with Behr paints. Love the bright painted blue doors, and the grey outdoor sectional. Beautiful DIY pallet side tables, and black and white accessories complete the space. Summer is here!

We finally took the plunge and bought a beautiful outdoor sectional in a light grey, but the grey on beige palette still left the outdoor space feeling pretty bland. So we decided to use a bright and beautiful BEHR® paint colour to transform some of the space.

A stunning backyard makeover inspired completed with Behr paints. Love the bright painted blue doors, and the grey outdoor sectional. Beautiful DIY pallet side tables, and black and white accessories complete the space. Summer is here!

Since we were working on an outdoor space, we chose BEHR PREMIUM PLUS ULTRA® Exterior Paint & Primer in One. The colour we chose was Mammoth Mountain which was the perfect shade of blue, just a step towards teal.

A stunning backyard makeover inspired completed with Behr paints. Love the bright painted blue doors, and the grey outdoor sectional. Beautiful DIY pallet side tables, and black and white accessories complete the space. Summer is here! A stunning backyard makeover inspired completed with Behr paints. Love the bright painted blue doors, and the grey outdoor sectional. Beautiful DIY pallet side tables, and black and white accessories complete the space. Summer is here!

We started by painting the exterior double doors. Before painting we removed the windows. You could just tape it off instead, but we also had a bit of rust on the side of the doors that we wanted to deal with.

I scraped the rust and cleaned the entire door with acetone before starting to paint. The paint dried very fast because it was a warm day, so I did a couple of coats in the same day and I was done!

A stunning backyard makeover inspired completed with Behr paints. Love the bright painted blue doors, and the grey outdoor sectional. Beautiful DIY pallet side tables, and black and white accessories complete the space. Summer is here!

Since we were giving the patio a facelift, we couldn’t ignore the fact that the deck needed to be repainted, so we lifted off the plywood, only to find that the deck boards were all rotting because the deck was previously sealed and levelled incorrectly.

A stunning backyard makeover inspired completed with Behr paints. Love the bright painted blue doors, and the grey outdoor sectional. Beautiful DIY pallet side tables, and black and white accessories complete the space. Summer is here! A stunning backyard makeover inspired completed with Behr paints. Love the bright painted blue doors, and the grey outdoor sectional. Beautiful DIY pallet side tables, and black and white accessories complete the space. Summer is here!

So we did what any good DIYer does – we redid it! Once the deck boards were in place and properly graded away from the house, we were ready to paint. For the deck we used BEHR Premium Textured DeckOver® and we had it colour-matched to the previous deck colour :)

A stunning backyard makeover inspired completed with Behr paints. Love the bright painted blue doors, and the grey outdoor sectional. Beautiful DIY pallet side tables, and black and white accessories complete the space. Summer is here!

Finally, we built a couple of simple pallet side tables to brighten up the other side of the deck too. We needed between 1 and 2 pallets for each side table. You can easily build both tables in one evening, and even paint them after that if you like!

A stunning backyard makeover inspired completed with Behr paints. Love the bright painted blue doors, and the grey outdoor sectional. Beautiful DIY pallet side tables, and black and white accessories complete the space. Summer is here!A stunning backyard makeover inspired completed with Behr paints. Love the bright painted blue doors, and the grey outdoor sectional. Beautiful DIY pallet side tables, and black and white accessories complete the space. Summer is here! A stunning backyard makeover inspired completed with Behr paints. Love the bright painted blue doors, and the grey outdoor sectional. Beautiful DIY pallet side tables, and black and white accessories complete the space. Summer is here!

Download the FREE plans and instructions for these side tables here:

Here are some photos of the process, starting in the top left and moving towards the bottom right. They follow the downloaded instructions, but if you have any questions, please ask!

A stunning backyard makeover inspired completed with Behr paints. Love the bright painted blue doors, and the grey outdoor sectional. Beautiful DIY pallet side tables, and black and white accessories complete the space. Summer is here!

We painted the tables with BEHR PREMIUM PLUS ULTRA® Exterior Paint & Primer in One in Mammoth Mountain again. I LOVE them. All caps. LOVE.

A stunning backyard makeover inspired completed with Behr paints. Love the bright painted blue doors, and the grey outdoor sectional. Beautiful DIY pallet side tables, and black and white accessories complete the space. Summer is here!

Here’s our new bright and airy outdoor oasis:

A stunning backyard makeover inspired completed with Behr paints. Love the bright painted blue doors, and the grey outdoor sectional. Beautiful DIY pallet side tables, and black and white accessories complete the space. Summer is here!A stunning backyard makeover inspired completed with Behr paints. Love the bright painted blue doors, and the grey outdoor sectional. Beautiful DIY pallet side tables, and black and white accessories complete the space. Summer is here!

A stunning backyard makeover inspired completed with Behr paints. Love the bright painted blue doors, and the grey outdoor sectional. Beautiful DIY pallet side tables, and black and white accessories complete the space. Summer is here! A stunning backyard makeover inspired completed with Behr paints. Love the bright painted blue doors, and the grey outdoor sectional. Beautiful DIY pallet side tables, and black and white accessories complete the space. Summer is here! A stunning backyard makeover inspired completed with Behr paints. Love the bright painted blue doors, and the grey outdoor sectional. Beautiful DIY pallet side tables, and black and white accessories complete the space. Summer is here! A stunning backyard makeover inspired completed with Behr paints. Love the bright painted blue doors, and the grey outdoor sectional. Beautiful DIY pallet side tables, and black and white accessories complete the space. Summer is here! A stunning backyard makeover inspired completed with Behr paints. Love the bright painted blue doors, and the grey outdoor sectional. Beautiful DIY pallet side tables, and black and white accessories complete the space. Summer is here! A stunning backyard makeover inspired completed with Behr paints. Love the bright painted blue doors, and the grey outdoor sectional. Beautiful DIY pallet side tables, and black and white accessories complete the space. Summer is here! A stunning backyard makeover inspired completed with Behr paints. Love the bright painted blue doors, and the grey outdoor sectional. Beautiful DIY pallet side tables, and black and white accessories complete the space. Summer is here! A stunning backyard makeover inspired completed with Behr paints. Love the bright painted blue doors, and the grey outdoor sectional. Beautiful DIY pallet side tables, and black and white accessories complete the space. Summer is here! A stunning backyard makeover inspired completed with Behr paints. Love the bright painted blue doors, and the grey outdoor sectional. Beautiful DIY pallet side tables, and black and white accessories complete the space. Summer is here! A stunning backyard makeover inspired completed with Behr paints. Love the bright painted blue doors, and the grey outdoor sectional. Beautiful DIY pallet side tables, and black and white accessories complete the space. Summer is here! A stunning backyard makeover inspired completed with Behr paints. Love the bright painted blue doors, and the grey outdoor sectional. Beautiful DIY pallet side tables, and black and white accessories complete the space. Summer is here! A stunning backyard makeover inspired completed with Behr paints. Love the bright painted blue doors, and the grey outdoor sectional. Beautiful DIY pallet side tables, and black and white accessories complete the space. Summer is here! A stunning backyard makeover inspired completed with Behr paints. Love the bright painted blue doors, and the grey outdoor sectional. Beautiful DIY pallet side tables, and black and white accessories complete the space. Summer is here!

What do you think of our outdoor space? What colour would you use to brighten up your patio?

A stunning backyard makeover inspired completed with Behr paints. Love the bright painted blue doors, and the grey outdoor sectional. Beautiful DIY pallet side tables, and black and white accessories complete the space. Summer is here!

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A stunning backyard makeover inspired completed with Behr paints. Love the bright painted blue doors, and the grey outdoor sectional. Beautiful DIY pallet side tables, and black and white accessories complete the space. Summer is here!

21 thoughts on “Brighten Up Your Boring Patio with BEHR Paint

      1. How is “Deck Over” working for you? We used it and cannot walk on it barefooted…chemicals in it ate so hot you will blister in seconds! Works ok on front porch that I see covered but having to redo back deck. It is also peeling badly on deck.

        1. Hey! I honestly have no noticed an issue at all! It definitely hasn’t been hot on our feet, and we get a lot of sun in this space. I’ll let you know if I notice any changes!

  1. Gorgeous!! I wouldn’t have thought of using the blue, but I love, love, love it!! And those tables are lovely!

  2. I used Behr Deck over paint and the very next summer it peeled all over! And I also did the deck at the lake! A disaster. I talked my friend into doing her deck too and it was the same thing. Behr did refund the cost of the paint. Big deal!! Very very disappointed.

  3. I am wondering about the patio floor make-over. It appears that you used exterior plywood to replace the former individual boards, then covered it with the Do-Over product. Is that correct? It seems to have a textured effect, somewhat like stucco. Any problems so far?

  4. I love what your entire patio looks like, but what do you do with your furniture when it rains. I have an uncovered patio too and don’t know what to do with it because of that reason. I can’t be moving furniture in and out of the garage for rain all the time. What is your plan?

    1. Hey! We actually just leave it out all summer! The fabric on the cushions is waterproof, so the rain just spills off pretty good! If we get a huge downpour they stay damp for a day, and we might flip a few cushions, but overall we haven’t had many issues. I LOVE having a couch outside! LOVE it! Lol.

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