Painted Outdoor Rug

4 Materials
2 Days

I am really excited to share this painted rug project with everyone as it was so much fun! I had seen multiple Pinterest examples of painted rugs on decks and patios but no design I particularly liked. Since I hadn’t found anything on Pinterest I had only the vision in my head to use as a guide. I wanted it to be simple and the vision in my head were the color turquoise with a white flower design.
I started by taping off a section of the deck for the rug. It was a 5'x7' area.
I painted a first coat of turquoise paint which I picked up in the clearance paint at Home Depot. I ended up applying two coats.
I randomly added the flower design with some full flowers and some that were partly cut off. I used a mini foam roller for this part. I applied very little paint when rolling so as to not bleed through.
Yay! I rinsed the stencil in hot water. I dried it between each flower application as to not leave any paint smudges.
The above view of the finished rug!
Here is the completed painted rug along with benches on the deck.

Suggested materials:

  • Turquoise and white outdoor paint  (Home Depot)
  • Mum flower stencil  (Amazon)
  • Painter's tape
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Have a question about this project?

3 questions
  • Vicki LB
    on Aug 23, 2017

    Why no fringe? I think you can get a stencil for it. Would look mor like a rug.
    • Regina Micciche
      on Sep 16, 2017

      I think it looks really cool! Outdoor rugs don't have a fringe! If these ladies would have done it with fringe, perhaps they should at their own homes?
  • Gina Owens-Carle
    on Sep 16, 2017

    Love the idea. I have cement I wonder if it would work on it? Looks wonderful....color is great
    • Amy Duyck
      on Sep 17, 2017

      Gina I think it would look great on cement, make sure to use a paint that is specifically for cement though
  • Margie C
    on May 22, 2019

    I am interested in concrete floor

    • Amy Duyck
      on May 23, 2019

      I don't have experience painting concrete flooring but I don't see why it wouldn't work as well as long as you clean the concrete well before applying the paint.

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  • Pauline Lang
    on Oct 1, 2017

    I think this is a great idea.. our patio rug gets wet when it rains and takes days to really dry out and it is an outdoor rug. Soooooooo I am so going to do this!!!!Thanks!
  • Prudy
    on May 16, 2019

    Love the idea,definitely going to do it,on my front porch.

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