Outdoor Rug Knock-off

Outdoor Rug Knock-off
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Check out these rugs from Ballard’s Designs.

An 8′ x 11′ braided outdoor rug just like the one(s) pictures would cost me $699…..

I hope I don’t offend anyone, but who in their right mind would spend $700 on an outdoor rug???????

Instead of spending $700, I went to Lowe’s and purchased a canvas drop cloth for about $15 and painted stripes on it!!!!

I just measured and taped. Then painted.


I am currently working on sprucing up my back porch, and this custom “rug” added a nice touch to it!!


I realize this is not close to the quality of a $700 rug from Ballard’s…..but it works for me.  I spent less than $20 on this rug, so if it gets dirty it won’t stress me out.  Think about the stress you would go through if you were trying to keep a $700 OUTDOOR rug clean….


I’m still working on my back porch, so check back soon to see what else I am doing out here!!!
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Cassity Kmetzsch started Remodelaholic after graduating from Utah State University with a degree in Interior Design. Remodelaholic is the place to share her love for knocking out walls, and building everything back up again to not only add function but beauty to her home. Together with her husband Justin, they have remodeled 6 homes and are working on a seventh. She is a mother of four amazing girls. Making a house a home is her favorite hobby.

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  1. >What a great idea! Who would spend that much on a rug that will be getting dirty fast! I might have to try this one myself. Traci