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.
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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.
First you will want to create your template. Cut out the template from the paper. Lay it on top of the cardboard and trace the pattern. Complete the template by cutting out the shape from the cardboard.
Begin in one corner of the rug and lay the template down along the top. Using the foam brush lightly apply the paint, using quick dabbing motions. Continue to work your way across the top of the rug.
Paint on the pattern working from top to bottom. When you are finished allow the rug to dry. Because of the dry material and how lightly I added the paint my rug was dry within an hour!
Spray the rug with a coat of the UV protector and you are finished. Time to enjoy your new rug.
While we are peeking into the laundry room I just can’t help but show you the this new little vignette grouping on the wall.
I received this cow diagram from Wayfair and gathered other items from around the house to complete the little grouping. How fabulous is that cow art?
If you paint a rug make sure you let me know how it goes and tag me on social media so I can see the final product.
Happy creating friends,