DIY Friday – painted outdoor rug

As and from yesterday and just in time for summer*, my latest DIY project for Woodie’s has gone live – how to DIY your own outdoor painted rug! Perfect for making the most out of your al fresco dining this year that’ll also bring a little bit of indoors out. It’s a very easy tutorial and you can choose whatever rug colours and pattern you like – I kept it simple as a black and white rug to show how even the most basic design can have a huge impact. Not to mention it’s a perfect little project to encourage you to make the most out of your backyard. 

Check out all the details and the full tutorial for the painted outdoor rug here

Happy Friday, homies, and cheers to the weekend.

*Hey, will someone please tell Ireland it’s now June and I shouldn’t still be needing my electric blanket every night. Thanks. 


  1. June 6, 2015 / 15:29

    Love it!
    And it is reminiscent of your old Ikea rug!

    • June 7, 2015 / 12:10

      Hahaha, I knew someone would catch on to my plans to revive said rug! And this way it's pet-scratch-proof! Too bad we don't have a back yard … Welp 😉

  2. Anonymous
    June 10, 2015 / 08:34

    Oh I love this!!! What a wonderful idea for a backyard. Ours desperately needs a bit of color – it's unfortunately a lot of cement. But this could tie us over until we can afford to dig it all up! Thank you 🙂

    • June 11, 2015 / 09:29

      I'm so glad to hear you like it! I came up with the idea of a painted rug because so many backyards here in Ireland are concrete or concrete slabs. I'd love to see it if you paint one!

  3. January 19, 2017 / 04:47

    Thanks for sharing your wonderful idea. I really like your post. Buy Outdoor rugs which are having special quality like not fade in sun, completely washable, mobbed with soap & water.

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