Stenciled Outdoor Rug

I am not the first nor the last to stencil a rug.  It is such a cheap way to make a graphic impact in a seating area.  The girls from East Coast Creative guest posted here on their stenciled outdoor rug.  After I hit publish I immediately went and bought the $18 indoor/outdoor rug from Home Depot.  Add in three cans of spray paint and some fabric sealer and I have finally completed my outdoor living area.



Indoor/Outdoor Rug from Home Depot

Royal Designs Hollywood Squares Stencil large

Valspar Gray Primer

Thompsons Waterseal Fabric Spray 

Martha Stewart Stencil Spray


Once you blast stencil spray on the back it is a simple process.  You spray, move the stencil and spray again.  After it is dry I gave my rug a coat of fabric seal spray to give it added protection and to cut down on sun fade.

It is the month of August and the summer is nearing the end but my outdoor living area is finally complete.




I have spent a lot of time and money out here this year and I am absolutely loving the way it turned out.

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Disclaimer: I did not receive any compensation for this post but I did get both the Royal Designs Stencil and the Thompson’s Water Seal free of charge to me.

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  1. I made one of these as well- and LOVE it! Great job on yours!!

  2. It looks great! I love the stencil you used. Megan

  3. great job on the rug! We’ve worked on creating an outdoor living area this summer too. Since we are in Florida we will use it year round!

  4. I am all over this project. Thanks for sharing!

  5. It’s come so far and really does look complete! I’m sure you’ll enjoy it well through the fall too!

  6. I love how this turned out! I had no idea you could make one so inexpensively ~ you have inspired me.

  7. Emily Miller says:

    Hi, I’m a doctoral Student at Appalachian State University working on my dissertation. I am studying craft practices among women and would LOVE it if you might participate. I have included a link below to a survey and description of my research. Please feel free to pass it on to other women artist/crafters who you know.
    Thanks so much,
    Emily Miller.

  8. Ok, this is FABULOUS! We are redoing our deck, & I think that a rug would be a perfect addition! Thank you for sharing!

  9. After seeing the ECC rug on your blog, I saw similar outdoor rugs at Menard’s for $14-$16!

  10. I love the rug- well done! Your whole outdoor living space is lovely, and I hope you can spend lots of time enjoying it before cold weather comes!

  11. I can’t find the material you used for the pillows anywhere! Do you remember the name of them?
    I have searched and searched!


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