Pam Edwards
Pam Edwards
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  • Columbus, IN

Painted Porch Rug

3 Materials
$6
2 Weeks
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Have seen some inspiration online with folks painting awesome rugs on their porches, and wanted to try my hand at it. I'm semi retired and need some projects to keep me busy so I don't get old before my time!
painted porch rug
Finished project before seal coating.
painted porch rug
The "Before" pic.
painted porch rug
This part took 2 days.  I just used an old angle of my husband's to draw in the lines.  I should have used painter's tape.  I was just too impatient to get started to run to the store!
painted porch rug
Once the background was filled in, it was just a matter of slapping on some sunflowers.
painted porch rug
painted porch rug
Decided a funky border was in order.  The green border paint is a sparkly craft paint.
painted porch rug
The heat of this late spring made me work on it a little at a time.  I decided it needed some blue, so I worked in some little forget me nots.
painted porch rug
I stood on a chair to get this shot, and still wasn't tall enough to get it all in! I have lots of craft paint at home.  I bought a four dollar sample of the rust color paint at Menards.  It was plenty enough to do the background.  I also bought a two dollar bottle of sparkly green paint at Walmart for the border.  Total cost out of pocket was 6.00.
painted porch rug
I'm happy with the finished product....now I don't have to worry about my rug blowing off the porch!
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  • Lori
    on Jun 14, 2019

    Love the painted rug. Beautiful!

  • Debbie P
    on Jun 14, 2019

    my gosh you are so talented would love to hire you!!

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