Affordable Outdoor Rug

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I needed a huge outdoor rug to go under my furniture in my gazebo but the cost for one the size I needed was astronomical!
I went to a local home store and bought the astroturf you buy in 12 foot length and got the size I needed for cheap, cheap, cheap!!
I used duck tape and made my border.
Needless to say I free-handed the large star (it's a little off but that goes under the table) and I used a stencil for the smaller stars.
A closer look of the finished product.
My gazebo looks much more inviting with the addition of the rug.

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  • Melisa Gingrich
    on Oct 31, 2014

    I didn't Beth. I just cut then as close as possible.

  • Jackie D
    on Oct 31, 2014

    Fantastic idea, love it ! What was the paint you used? Have you ever painted the whole rug? Just faded and washed-out, need to recycle an old but still good smaller rug. By the way your star is great ! I would also like to stencil also something. Looking forward to giving this a try.

    • Melisa Gingrich
      on Nov 3, 2014

      I used regular acrylic paint with a couple coats of polyurethane to protect it.

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