DIY Painted Outdoor Rug

I searched high and low for a rug that I liked. I didn’t even see one outside of my price range that called my name.
So, I took matters into my own hands and decided I’d create something I would like…and for a fraction of the cost.
I found a 6 ft x 8 ft outdoor rug on Amazon for $32 and decided I'd paint a design on it.
I also purchased 3 inch wide painters tape and Rust-Oleum Universal Spray Paint (in Satin white).
Then started taping and spraying!
It took a total of 3 cans of spray paint and an entire roll of painters tape.
But when I pulled back the tape, it was REALLY FUN to see the new look!
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  • The15645237
    on Dec 12, 2016

    Does the paint make the rug stiff?

  • Gina
    on Jun 29, 2017

    Can you do this to drop cloth? I have seen rugs done that way, but sealed with poky and assuming add a rug mat underside
  • Monica Obrien
    Monica Obrien
    on Nov 1, 2018

    When it rains does the spray paint run or wash off?

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  • Sharlene Leatherman
    Sharlene Leatherman
    on Oct 29, 2019

    I would love to try this! So many designs and colors pop in my head!

  • Lacey
    on Jun 27, 2020

    How did the magazine pages play a part in taping off the rug? Was it to make a template? I really love your design.

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