Painted Rug

Every month UCreate has a “Create With Me”. A project is announced and anyone can play along. You just create the project chosen using the tutorial provided. April’s project was to paint a rug. Sounds fun, and it WAS FUN! Who knew you could even paint a rug? Cool right?

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I got this rug for FREE from a friend who bought it and didn’t like it. Ummm..free is my perfect price! I used white paint that I had on hand. I purchased testers in blue and brown from Home Depot (just 2.75 each, love these for small projects) I already had the rollers, but I bought the stencil brushes, around $3.00ish. So in total this project cost me less than $10 bucks. Yeah! Love it!

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First I painted the rug white, it took A LOT of paint. The rug has a course, bumpy braided texture and it soaked the paint right up. It took 2 coats and over an hour to paint, but totally worth the time and effort.

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Then I cut flourishes and flowers out of vinyl on the Silhouette and used the negative space as my stencil. Dabbing the paint on with the stencil brush I arranged and layered them to my liking.

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After it was all dry I took my electric sander to the top, just to rough it up a bit (I saw this idea on TT &J and on House of Smiths). What do you think??

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I really like it, my laundry room needs a serious makeover and this rug is the perfect inspiration for the space. Now I am SO excited to finish the rest of the room!!painting rug, she made it crafts (11)

What I should have taken a picture of is the PILE of laundry I tossed in the hall to take this picture!! Ha ha!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Here is my laundry room, kinda small and cramped, any ideas?

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