Ikea Rug Hack

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.

Ikea Hack. Take a neutral rug from Ikea and add a little paint to create a new look!

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To paint your rug you will need:

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.

Ikea Hack. Take a neutral rug from Ikea and add a little paint to create a new look!

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.

Ikea Hack. Take a neutral rug from Ikea and add a little paint to create a new look!

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.

Ikea Hack. Take a neutral rug from Ikea and add a little paint to create a new look!

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.

Ikea Hack. Take a neutral rug from Ikea and add a little paint to create a new look!

Ikea Hack. Take a neutral rug from Ikea and add a little paint to create a new look!

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.

Cow art for the modern farmhouse.

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,

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Comments

  1. I would have never even thought about this!! How fun! Yours turned out so cool :)

  2. Great job, thanks for sharing on craft schooling Sunday!

  3. How cute and simple! I always like printed rugs, but they’re so expensive. What a great wy to make one yourself for a fraction of the price!

  4. Great idea, I think I might have a play with this one and see what ideas I can come up with.

    I’m not sure what UV protector is. Is it a waterproofing spray that you can buy for shoes and coats? I know I can buy something like that here (I live in the Netherlands).

  5. Great idea. Making rugs is next on my To Do list for our house. I also LOVE the lockers. We are on the Craigslist hunt for some ourselves.

  6. I love this idea! I have an Ikea carpet that I would like to paint over on the edges only, so this is great info! And your design is so fun! Love it!

  7. Very creative and inspiring! Thank you for sharing it on the #HomeMattersParty

  8. What a good idea — very creative. It looks good and is utilitarian. I saw your link at Jody and Stan’s Simple and Sweet Friday’s Party. Ann Marie @ Iris Abbey

  9. Love it, pretty design, colors & DIY> Thanks for sharing at the Inspiration Spotlight Party. Pinned & shared!

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