I had a TV segment, oh a while ago. I got to talk about ideas that you can do with a can of spray paint.
That would include spray painted outdoor rugs.
So not lying.
It is totally possible.
Before you start spraying away & if you are not sure about what kind of spray paint to use & maybe a few tricks-check out my post Spray Painting 101
Still skeptical? I will show you. (no worries, my husband was a total skeptic as well)
Boring door mat from the Depot: $5
Spray paint: I already had this (does this surprise you?)
Circle stencil made from a pizza box: I happened to already own this as well.
Tape: Already had
**FYI: I ONLY use Frog Tape***
I am not a fan of the blue tape. I always get crisper lines with frog tape
End Result: Some Fabulous Welcome feelings from everyone that visits!
(just pretend that you can't see all the little "presents" that the wind storm left on the rug)
I love you all, but I was not going to vacuum my outdoor rug. I am wayyy to lazy!
8x9 outdoor rug from Lowes: $15
(it was so cheap! Score!)
Frog Tape: You already know that I had this
Eden Green Rustoleum 2x coverage spray paint: already had and sooo love this color
Stripes are tricky. They have to be straight, or at least look straight.
In my case, I only wanted them to look straight. I was so not going to measure.
(see, I am soo lazy!)
I just eyeballed the stripes, making sure that they were evenly spaced. Then I taped and then sprayed.
Oh wait-you might have over spray, because it is spray paint.
And, you might be inpatient like me and go to town even though there was a slight breeze and your husband suggested that you wait until there was no wind AT ALL!
I so didn't do that..
You can use your electric hand sander with a very fine grit sand paper to sand off any over spray.
(you can totally see the over spray in this pic. Sorry, it was taken before I sanded)
A carpet piece runner from Lowes. (Sorry, the depot doesn't carry a solid color)
$6-this was for 6ft. of outdoor carpet.
Nadia Stencil: Cutting Edge Stencils
Colonial Red 2x Rustoleum spray paint: so already had this!
I used a spray adhesive to adhere the stencil to the rug.
Don't attempt spray painting any outdoor rugs in the wind or a breeze or around a really bad sneazer.
You will swear.
Consider yourself thoroughly warned.
I almost forgot. My favorite spray painting outdoor project ever!
It was the hit of the neighborhood.
No, this will not kill your grass. Your grass will grow out & you end up just mowing it up.
I used a pizza box lid that I cut a circle out of for the circles.
I used 4 colors of Rustoleum spray paint
I used the spinner from the original twister game.
If you don't have a spinner, you can use this idea instead.
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