I hate my deck.Â It’s too small, cluttered and dirty.Â The only reason we go out there is to use our grill. This is not a good use of space, if you ask me.Â So, I have decided to do something about it instead of just complain.Â One of the things on my deck that is really gross is an outdoor rug.Â It’s frayed and faded along the edges.Â However, the middle is fine and it works great.Â I decided that instead of buying a new rug, this one was worth salvaging.Â The whole project took me less than 20 minutes and probably cost about $2.Â Can’t beat that for a “new” outdoor rug!
The left hand picture below is the before shot.Â Not too great, huh?Â I wanted to straighten out the really badly damaged right side of the rug so I took my scissors and trimmed it along that edge.Â It made the rug a bit smaller but was well worth it.
I trimmed the far end of the rug as well so I had a fairly rectangular rug at this point with most of the frayed parts gone.Â I left the two sides alone that still had the border intact on them.Â Next, I got out my handy duct tape to make a new border. As you probably know, duct tape comes in a wide variety of colors that are so fun to play with but for this project, I used a basic black.Â I simply put a long strip down the edge and folded it under.Â How easy is that?
I went around all of the edges so it would match.Â I am very happy with how it turned out and how it didn’t cost me a thing!Â When I finish the deck re-do, I will share pictures of everything with you guys!