Stamped concrete patio….looks like slate! When my husband and I finally decided to tackle our great outdoors, I knew one of the items I wanted to make was a new patio. I was excited about the project, but worried about the price until I found this idea.
This stamped concrete patio looks like slate, doesn’t it? This look is exactly what I had in mind when I decided to make our own patio. I knew that I wanted a patio large enough to host all our friends and family I was going to invite over for BBQs, but that meant I was going to end up spending most of our savings in order to accomplish this dream.
Then I learned about stamped concrete. What a brilliant idea! I could make it into any design my little heart desired and I didn’t have to settle for slate grey. I could add dyes to the concrete and make any hue I wanted. I was sold.
Although the concrete is easy to mix and pour, this project can be a bit messy, so be prepared. It can also be time consuming. Unless you are superhuman, you may need a few weekends to finish, but in the end it is worth it.