Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Painted Area Rug

Do you ever get a crazy idea in your head and really want to try it out but are a little nervous about it?  That was me with this project.  I had this idea of painting my mud room rug.  I was really afraid to do it because I was afraid that I would ruin the rug but then one day I just decided to try it out.  And I’m so glad that I did, I love how it turned out!  I used an older rug and one that I liked but didn't love, just in case it didn't work out. 
painted rug

Here is the rug before.   I bought it for my house in Kansas, it matched perfectly there.  Not so much here, I have changed the colors up in my mud room.  And because I am obsessed with matching, I really wanted it to be the same colors as the rest of the room. 
painted rug (1)
This is how I did it:
I just took some regular acrylic paint and very carefully painted the parts I wanted a different color. 
painted rug (2)
I continued to paint and changed up the colors.  It took quite a bit of yellow to cover the blue. 
painted rug (5)
I used a dabbing motion and tried to get lots of paint on the rug to cover up the other color. 
painted rug (6)
It really didn't take too long and I love the outcome!  I did this about  3 months ago and it’s still holding up too!
painted rug (7)
painted rug (9)

I would love it if you followed along.


Debra Hawkins said...

I LOVE that you painted your rug! Fabulous!It turned out great!

2Momma2 said...

Such a great idea! I'm glad to hear it's holding up and it looks great too.


Amy @ The Happy Scraps said...

That is a great idea! Did the paint make it stiff? I love the way it pops!

Yvonne said...

That's awesome - who knew you could paint carpet?! It looks fabulous!

Yvonne @

Megan said...

This is such a great idea!! I LOVE how it turned out! Great job, Kaysi! :)

Theresa said...

Very cute and brave!! I'm inspired!!