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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  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!

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

  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

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

  5. Such a clever idea!! So cool!

    Please come over and enter my giveaway!!

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


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



  8. LOVE IT!! Thanks for the inspirations!


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

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

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

  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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