For this project, I took plain concrete blocks and updated them with Modern Masters products! You can adjust the patterns and metallic colors to create a custom look that suits your garden. It’s a fall ‘block’buster! – Mary Childs, Focal Points
- Modern Masters Metallic Paint in Black Pearl and Copper Penny
- Modern Masters MasterClear® Protective Clear Topcoat in Satin
- Rust-Oleum SEAL-KRETE
- Concrete Blocks
- Cigar Roller and Handle
- Paint Tray
- 2″ Brush and a Small Artist Brush
- Blue Painters Tape
- Several bags of small grade Pebbles
- Faux Succulents
- Floral Styrofoam
Clean all blocks with warm soapy water, rinse, and allow to dry completely. Once fully dry, roll or brush on two coats of SEAL-KRETE onto all surfaces of each block, including the interior. Allow to dry according to product instructions.
Create a two-color design pattern that suits your personality and style. Sketch the design onto each block with a pencil and tape off as needed.
Paint the main area of the design and one side of each block with two coats of Black Pearl Metallic Paint. Let dry 30 minutes.
Next, tape off as needed for the second color. Paint your designated areas of each block with two coats of Copper Penny Metallic Paint. Let dry 30 minutes.
For continued outdoor protection, apply two coats of MasterClear® Protective Clear Topcoat and let dry fully.
Arrange the blocks in your preferred manner. I cut floral styrofoam to fit the square hole on on end, added small pebbles on top and arranged faux succulents on the pebbles spilling over the top of the concrete blocks. You can do the same or keep them as is. I hope you have fun personalizing this creative garden DIY by adding your own personal touches. The possibilities are endless!
The Metallic Geometric Concrete Blocks DIY is by Orlando, FL-based decorative painter Mary Childs. Her Focal Points, Inc. studio creates professional decorative finishes and antique mirrors for clients throughout the US.