This DIY project is great for changing a boring rug. You can start with this IKEA rug or grab plain jute type rug at a store like Walmart. Research a pattern you like and make a simple stencil for your rug. Thanks to The Logbook for the fresh and fun idea.
A while back I was looking for a runner length rug for our laundry room but it seemed that everything I found was either more than I wanted to spend, or had a pattern I didn’t love. So we ended up with the Osted Rug from Ikea, added a little paint, and had a neutral rug with just the right amount of color added in! Take a look at just how easy it was to paint a pattern onto this rug.
To paint your rug you will need:
- pattern drawn on computer paper
- piece of cardboard
- foam brushes
- acrylic craft paint
- UV protector
You will want to add a fabric medium to the craft paint if you are painting on a carpet style rug. This is to keep the surface from becoming stiff. My rug was made of natural materials, and was already a rough surface, so I skipped this step.
Images from The Logbook.
For the full instructions visit The Logbook.