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A month ago I posted a couple of great rug makeovers for sprucing up that old outdoor rug for Spring. I have one of those brush type rugs and there really weren’t many makeovers for that kind since it isn’t a tight knit, so I thought I would give it a try.
I wanted a Cabana theme for this Summer on the porch, so I went for the striped rug look. I embellished it with a cute anchor for a nautical touch. Here’s how I did it:
Painted Stripe Rug
- 3 cans of white flat spray paint
- 1 cans of orange spray paint
- 1 can of blue spray paint
- Anchor Stencil or make your own online with paper and/or contact paper using a Silhouette Cameo
- Duct tape
First spray paint the rug to cover the base. My rug was the really thick brush type so it took 3 cans of white spray paint to get it to cover the pattern underneath. Let it dry over night.
Spray stripes with orange spray paint until covered.
**Quick Tip~I used duck tape because it is really sticky and stayed down during painting. At first I used Frog Tape and it was so hot outside it curled right up. So for a tighter bond use duck tape or spray your painters tape with spray adhesive to get it to stick to the straw as snug as possible to avoid mistakes.
I made my anchor using my Silhouette Cameo and contact paper. If you have a Silhouette machine and want the directions for using contact paper for stenciling, see my Rail Road Sign tutorial or Lucky Sign for more detailed information.
The anchor is one I bought in the Silhouette Online Store. You can also buy one from the link in the supply list. Just coat the back of the stencil with spray adhesive and press it on the rug and paint.