How to Paint Mod Black and White Dots on a Basic Rug

For the modern patio, take a basic outdoor rug and give it your personal spin with simple painted dots. Choose any colors that complement your other outdoor decor.

Outdoor Rug With Painted Black and White Dots

Outdoor Rug With Painted Black and White Dots

For the modern patio, take a basic outdoor rug and give it your personal spin with simple painted dots. The fastest of the three updates, you can use any colors for the dots. I’d love to see one in all shades of blue to match the spring sky.

Materials Needed

  • a basic outdoor rug
  • white paint
  • black paint
  • two paintbrushes
How to Add Painted Dots to an Outdoor Rug: Materials

How to Add Painted Dots to an Outdoor Rug: Materials

For this project, you'll need a basic outdoor rug, white paint, black paint and two paintbrushes.

Paint White Dots

Starting in one corner of the rug, paint a round dot using white paint.

How to Add Painted Dots to an Outdoor Rug: Paint White Dots

How to Add Painted Dots to an Outdoor Rug: Paint White Dots

Starting in one corner of the rug, paint a round dot using white paint. Continue up the rug and add more white dots in a variety of sizes.

Continue up the rug and add more white dots in a variety of sizes.

How to Add Painted Dots to an Outdoor Rug: Paint White Dots

How to Add Painted Dots to an Outdoor Rug: Paint White Dots

Starting in one corner of the rug, paint a round dot using white paint. Continue up the rug and add more white dots in a variety of sizes.

Paint Black Dots

Now add in a few block dots, filling in the spaces between the white dots.

How to Add Painted Dots to an Outdoor Rug: Paint Black Dots

How to Add Painted Dots to an Outdoor Rug: Paint Black Dots

Now add in a few block dots, filling in the spaces between the white dots.

Continue Painting Dots

Fill the entire rug with medium and large size dots. Use two separate brushes to avoid mixing the two paint colors.

How to Add Painted Dots to an Outdoor Rug: Continue Painting Dots

How to Add Painted Dots to an Outdoor Rug: Continue Painting Dots

Fill the entire rug with medium and large size dots. Use two separate brushes to avoid mixing the two paint colors. Fill in the empty spots with small dots until you’re satisfied with the design.

Fill Empty Spots

Fill in the empty spots with small dots until you’re satisfied with the design. 

How to Add Painted Dots to an Outdoor Rug: Continue Painting Dots

How to Add Painted Dots to an Outdoor Rug: Continue Painting Dots

Fill the entire rug with medium and large size dots. Use two separate brushes to avoid mixing the two paint colors. Fill in the empty spots with small dots until you’re satisfied with the design.

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