Wednesday, August 22, 2012

DIY // How-To Paint a Rug

Hey there!

If you're a frequenter of Pinterest or any other site that touts billions of home DIY projects, I'm sure you've seen the "painted rug" project everywhere.  Bottom line:  rugs are expensive.  They're also incredibly eye catching and can turn a blah room into something spectacular.  So it's really no surprise why making a less expensive version is so popular.


I used a simple flatwoven white IKEA Erslev rug for $39.99 and created a bold white and black striped beauty.



I taped off stripes on each end and painted one coat of black latex interior paint.


I wasn't quite sure where I'd be using it and I really didn't give much thought to the design - just went with my gut.  With our bedroom nice and clean I decided to use it in there and cover up our ugly brown carpet.


I tried to lay the rug in the bare spot of the floor but the closet doors snagged it and refused to open.  Then I tried to lay it horizontally under the bed so both striped ends would be visible on each side of the bed but the rug was a little too short for our full size bed.  So I ended up going the long way with one end sticking out underneath our table at the end of the bed.


I like the conrast beneath the table, but I feel guilty hiding the other half under the bed.  I'm not sure this will be the rug's final resting place but it's working for now.

So what about you guys?  Have you busted out the paint supplies and created your own graphic print rug?


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