It’s not a backyard but it is our outdoor space. The balcony is our tiny escape. Most Home Owner Associations have rules regarding the balcony and what you can and cannot do to it. Our HOA rule wouldn’t allow any type of tile or covering, but the floor was super dirty from neglete and being the type of person who never wears shoes – I wanted an inviting balcony.
Fast forward to the complex getting painted and we saw our opportunity. Since we had to move everything from the balcony indoors – it was the perfect opportunity for an upgrade.
Hubby was away for business so I headed to the paint store for some heavy duty floor paint. Choose a dark gray to blend in with the grime I knew would settle there no matter how often I clean.
First step was to thoroughly clean the floor so the paint would stick. I scrubbed it good and let it dry for a day.
The next day I put down a coat of paint, another before bed and another the following morning.
By the time hubby came home – the deck was sparkling clean. Got a rubber rug for under the BBQ and some plant stands, some string lights and volia!
Happy to say all the plants are still alive!
PS. To comply with CA State Law – we no longer have the BBQ 😦
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