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  1. Nancy
    April 30, 2010 @ 12:26 pm

    I've always wanted to do this but haven't…think I've finally gotten inspiration to give it a try. Thanks for sharing. Your porch is so welcoming and looks lovely!

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  2. malia
    April 30, 2010 @ 12:44 pm

    hiya, stopping by from new friend friday. THANKS for a great idea and step by step instructions. i totally want to try this!

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  3. Kifus
    April 30, 2010 @ 1:08 pm

    Wow Julie what a great idea! This is exactly what I was looking for! Thanks for sharing!

    Have a great weekend!

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  4. Emily
    April 30, 2010 @ 1:08 pm

    Friday Friend Follower ๐Ÿ™‚ I LOVE this! We just completed a remodel of our pool and backyard and this would be perfect for our sitting area. Going to have to try this! Thanks!!!

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  5. Creative Decor by Brooke
    April 30, 2010 @ 1:44 pm

    Oh my, I get really green with envy when you show that room. Oh how I wish… Anyway, love the rug. I wonder how well it would work if it was in an open patio? I love the look.
    Great job.
    Brooke

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  6. Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions
    April 30, 2010 @ 1:50 pm

    Great idea and I like the stripes! Perfect way to get the size you want/need, too.

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  7. Melissa
    April 30, 2010 @ 1:57 pm

    I too have often thought of doing a drop cloth rug – it is always nice to see these kind of projects done by real people…

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  8. Denise
    April 30, 2010 @ 2:01 pm

    Stopping by from The Girl Creativeโ€™s New Friend Friday. I am your newest follower. Love your rug! Great job!

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  9. judi
    April 30, 2010 @ 3:08 pm

    julie,
    what a great idea..you've inspired me! we have a screenhouse that had another life as a corn crib long ago. my hubs changed it up a bit a few years ago and made it cozy. a drop cloth would be a nice touch and cost effective. if it gets soiled, it's not that big of a deal. big pops of flowers would be oh so pretty too.
    judi ๐Ÿ˜‰
    the1829farmhouse.blogspot.com

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  10. Tamber
    April 30, 2010 @ 4:21 pm

    I want to do this today! I love it. Does it get tossed around a lot? I guess I am mostly concerned that it is too light weight. But very cute.

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  11. Amy
    April 30, 2010 @ 4:38 pm

    I'm keeping this in my ideas for my sunroom when I get one. Good job! This might be cute with my front porch seating. Hmmmm

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  12. Baker Family
    April 30, 2010 @ 5:24 pm

    I was just thinking yesterday, that I wanted a custom rug for my laundry room that I am remodeling… and here it is! Thanks for the idea ๐Ÿ™‚

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  13. Angie @ The Country Chic Cottage
    April 30, 2010 @ 5:39 pm

    I love this!! I will be doing this..soon..I have a budget like yours! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  14. Sailing Simply
    April 30, 2010 @ 6:33 pm

    That looks fantastic! I love working with those craft paints too! Hmmm…I'm thinking I need a canvas rug on my porch too! Thanks for the inspiration, can you supply the time too! LOL! Very pretty!

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  15. --Amie--
    April 30, 2010 @ 7:15 pm

    That rug is gorgeous!!! Looks like you bought it somewhere!!! I love the way it compliments the whole room!! Thank you for such "cheap" inspiration!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  16. Robin R
    April 30, 2010 @ 9:07 pm

    This is a great idea! I wanted to paint my sunroom floors, but decided sanding, priming and painting would be a better colder season activity. Don't want to waste a ton of money on rugs, but I think I can spring for $12. Thanks so much!

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  17. Atticmag
    April 30, 2010 @ 9:16 pm

    That's one very good use of a dropcloth. Jane F.

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  18. Sandy@Life Began In A Garden
    April 30, 2010 @ 11:05 pm

    That's a great idea! I have one of those painter's cloths, just waiting for me to decide what to do with it, hmmm….

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  19. Laura
    April 30, 2010 @ 11:13 pm

    This turned out great. I love the color!

    I'm having a blog party tomorrow and I'd love it if you linked up!
    http://www.iamalongfortheride.blogspot.com

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  20. Angie
    May 1, 2010 @ 1:35 am

    Very cool!!

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  21. Kate
    May 1, 2010 @ 1:49 am

    Love the rug! Thanks so much for visiting my blog. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  22. Ice-Family
    May 1, 2010 @ 2:11 am

    Your sister sent me the link to this post in my email! Love it and everything in your screen porch!! Great idea and I might try it!! Hope it turns out looking as good as yours does!

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  23. Chris
    May 1, 2010 @ 4:47 am

    What a fun idea. It looks great on your new porch! Thanks for some great tips.

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  24. amadi_construction
    May 1, 2010 @ 10:52 am

    Top Job. In colour therapy, green is the colour of healing and growth. Itโ€™s calming and restful and brings balance to the soul……itโ€™s also a lucky colour! Good luck

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  25. Stephanie Lynn
    May 2, 2010 @ 3:38 am

    What a fabulous idea! Looks stunning on your porch! Would love to have you stop by The Sunday Showcase Party if you get a chance! I would never have known this was drop cloth – Great job!

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  26. Michelle @ Sweet Something
    May 3, 2010 @ 4:21 am

    Love what you've done here! Great job! I just love the entire first paragraph of your post…I feel the same way! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  27. Stephanie Lynn
    May 4, 2010 @ 5:34 am

    Thanks so much for stopping by and joining the Sunday Showcase Party! I greatly appreciate it. Your rug is super fabulous! Love the color! Hope you have a wonderful week. Hope to see you again next Sunday! ~ Stephanie Lynn

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  28. Stephanie Lynn
    May 4, 2010 @ 7:50 am

    Hi Julie, Just wanted to let you know I'll be featuring your rug tomorrow! Stop by and grab a featured Button if you like. Thanks so much for linking to The Sunday Showcase! ~ Stephanie Lynn

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  29. Stephanie
    May 4, 2010 @ 1:15 pm

    love love love this!

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  30. Kami @ Ada Brown
    May 4, 2010 @ 3:09 pm

    I totally LOVE that!! I have been looking for an idea like that as rugs are SO expensive!! Thanks for sharing!

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  31. The Painted Home
    May 4, 2010 @ 7:45 pm

    OMG, I'm so glad I found this…i've been wanting to do this, but wasn't sure it would work. thanks so much for the inspiration and tutorial! I was thinking of a cow or zebra hide rug. I'll keep you posted! ๐Ÿ™‚ Denise

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  32. Jenni @ nest to keep
    May 5, 2010 @ 4:48 am

    Oh, your rug looks amazing! I am SO doing this~ it is just the perfect answer to my living room rug dilemma right now! Do you mind if I "copy" you, and then link back to this post?

    I LOVE your blog! I am so glad I saw the link to it on The Shabby Nest! I will be back very soon!

    Blessings,
    Jenni

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  33. Stacey @ Fun to Craft
    May 5, 2010 @ 4:52 am

    That turned out fabulous! I love those colors too. Thanks for sharing at 'Look at me, I'm SO Crafty!' at Fun to Craft.

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  34. beth kruse custom creations
    May 5, 2010 @ 7:37 pm

    very pretty! i'm wondering if this could be my new "summer rug". thanks!

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  35. Dayhomemama
    May 5, 2010 @ 7:54 pm

    Wow, thank you for the clever idea, I was wondering about making something for my deck and this will be the perfect solution!

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  36. Anonymous
    June 16, 2010 @ 6:04 am

    I like the drop cloth rug idea, but wondering if this can be done with any kind of fabric that already has a design on it. If so how?

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  37. Julie
    June 16, 2010 @ 11:24 am

    Re: using another fabric, I'm not sure about the durability factor. Canvas is heavy in weight & is often used in outdoor settings. So, I'm just not sure about other fabrics.???

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  38. Kristy
    August 15, 2010 @ 1:39 am

    Wow! What a steal!
    Thanks for sharing,
    Kristy

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  39. freckled laundry
    August 19, 2010 @ 3:48 am

    Genius! I'm going to be making this hopefully soon to [try to] replicate an unaffordable Dash & Albert Rug that I adore for my front living room. I'll be sure to link back the inspiration my post! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  40. Danie
    September 25, 2010 @ 5:35 am

    Just wanted to let you know that I featured your rug photo on my drop cloth post here…

    http://danielleholtzinger.blogspot.com/2010/09/so-i-have-been-reading-various-blogs.html

    Thanks for the inspiration!!!

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  41. Anonymous
    November 4, 2010 @ 3:45 am

    Very pretty rugs!

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  42. Susan (Between Naps on the Porch)
    May 19, 2011 @ 1:56 pm

    Brilliant! I may just copy this idea for my screened in porch!

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  43. Kelli @ RTSM
    May 19, 2011 @ 1:57 pm

    It looks awesome! I love the stripes! I just bought a new rug for my master bedroom that I want to paint, but I haven't been brave enough to start yet:)

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  44. Jessica
    May 19, 2011 @ 3:14 pm

    that's such a great idea! i am the same way, i have to add one little layer at a time until it looks how i want it… then i want to change it all and start over haha. this gives me some great inspiration!

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  45. the cape on the corner
    May 19, 2011 @ 6:04 pm

    love this look, but how's it holding up? i guess it's simple and cheap enough to do one every year if need be, right?

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  46. lulumusing
    May 20, 2011 @ 2:00 pm

    A question for you…is your rug laying flat? Mine always has little rolls in it that I haven't figured out how to flatten.

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  47. Julie
    May 20, 2011 @ 4:25 pm

    @lulumusing
    I haven't had any problem with it rolling up. Not sure about that. Have you considered sewing something like metal washers on the corners underneath to see if that works?

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  48. GLENDA CHILDERS
    May 21, 2011 @ 8:19 pm

    Hopping over from Censational Girls Outdoor Party. Hope you enjoy my 'patio time' post. (link #205)

    What a lovely layer your new rug adds. And it really looks easy. Such a fun spring green, too.

    Fondly,
    Glenda

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  49. Katie
    May 26, 2011 @ 3:13 am

    So glad I saw this- I am definitely going to try it soon! There's a rug from West Elm I'm dying for but it's on backorder, do I'll just try to make it thanks to your tutorial!

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  50. Kassandra @ Coffee and their Kisses
    June 3, 2011 @ 2:16 am

    I just featured this loveliness here at my blog. Feel free to grab a featured button on my left side bar :o)

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  51. Kristin
    April 2, 2012 @ 4:14 pm

    This is great, and exactly what i needed to see that it works… How is it holding up after all this time?

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    • Julie
      April 2, 2012 @ 6:10 pm

      This rug is holding up very well–going on our 3rd year. I made another one last year for my front porch & it did not do as well. The secret is keeping them dry. This one is under cover & barely gets touched by rain. The other got wet more often & ended up getting a little mildew because I did not hang it to dry thoroughly each time. So, keep that in mind! Hope it works for you!

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  52. maryannie0611
    June 19, 2012 @ 4:15 pm

    Wondering about how to line or? keep flat and less wrinkled for indoor use???

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  53. Diane | An Extraordinary Day
    July 2, 2012 @ 2:09 am

    I decided that I would create a rug for my back porch from a canvas drop cloth…and so I went searching to see if there were any tricks. You made the project seem pretty simple. I plan to use a variety of indoor house paint leftover from projects to paint a color striped rug.

    You mentioned in a reply that one of your rugs that was exposed to the weather mildewed. Was it sealed on the back side as well as the front side? I'm wondering if the rug is sealed on both sides if it will not mildew.

    Thanks for the inspiration!

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