I've been wanting to tear out this walk and replace it with brick for quite some time now. It was, at one point, near the top of our priority list because water would wash right down the thing into the basement.
While a new curb solved the water problem it did nothing for the ugly except move it waaay down the list. Sitting there on the porch looking at the pretty flowers and then that awful cracked concrete I realized something had to be done.
I searched through my brick stash but there wasn't nearly enough to do the job. Besides, busting up all that concrete would take several hours. I needed instant gratification. Plus, I only had a few hours until it would be time to sit on the porch and drink beer. What's a girl to do?
Paint is always the answer.
I did this with a four-inch roller and some brick-colored exterior paint. We painted our chimney a while back (it was country blue when we bought the house) and I had paint left over. I have no idea how long it will hold up, if it does at all, but it sure changed the view.