Tuesday, February 1, 2011

HOME Made Rug


So I've had a boring green rug in my "sitting room" for-EVER...I am planning on painting my whole main level so I don't want to invest in an expensive rug until I settle on a color.  But I couldn't take the green rug any longer. 


So the other day I was at IKEA and I found this inexpensive rug and decided it would work for now.  Well, as you can see...boring...but still better than "greenie".
(Sorry I didn't even take a picture of the other rug...I couldn't wait to roll it up and get it out!  Bye, bye :)


So I decided since it was cheap, why not play a little.  Enter stencils...



Some handy tape...


Fabric paint...black + white = the grey I was looking for.


At this point I'm a little nervous...I knew it would be hard to paint evenly because of those ribs...so I tried to paint it patchy on purpose.  Not sure I'm gonna like it...


This is how I protected it from my kiddos while drying...


Hmmm...I think it will be alright...not perfect but I'm not so into "perfect" anyway...and atleast $100 cheaper than the other rugs I was looking at.


What do you think?

Thanks for stopping by...have a great rest of your week!
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12 comments:

  1. Wow Laurel,
    That looks great! I like stenciling on pillows and fabrics, a rug is a fantastic idea and makes it look very
    high end!
    Susan

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  2. I think it's fabulous! Great idea!

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  3. Well aren't you clever?! Very smart looking. However, I think you would like it better with different chairs...I'll be glad to store those two beauties for you so you can get new ones:-)Ha!
    It's very inviting, and you did a wonderful job on the rug! Vicki

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  4. Laurel,
    I really like it! I think you did a great job and I love how you protect during drying!
    smiles, alice

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  5. Such a clever idea!! So cool!

    Please come over and enter my giveaway!!
    Thanks!
    Amy

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  6. How smart! I love customizing generic pieces and you did great. Stopping over from All Things Heart and Home.

    SassafrassStyle

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  7. I luv to customize my home, to make it unique.
    Don't forget to link it in our linking party this week.

    http://www.passionatelyartistic.com/2011/02/fun-ideas-for-valentine-day-2011be.html

    Maggie

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  8. LOVE IT!! Thanks for the inspirations!
    Stacey

    houseofchicandpenoche.blogspot.com

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  9. How cool is that?! Very clever idea...love it!
    Thanks for visiting my blog :)

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  10. I had been thinking about doing something along the same lines. After reading your blog, it definitely does not seem as scary!

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  11. Great way to jazz up a plain rug! Well done! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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  12. I've been thinking of doing something very similar to my rug! I've kept this post for awhile and now linked it in my rugs post too - thanks for the inspiration!

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