I think I will always be amazed at the power that paint has to transform just about anything. I wanted to paint my floors in the office but my hubby was hesitant. So figured painting a big area rug was a good alternative. I got this one from IKEA. It is the ERSLEV rug. I knew it would be a good one to use when I saw it because it was a nice off white color similar to the Heirloom White that all my trim is painted and because it has a tight weave that makes it nice and flat.
I measured out how far apart each stripe had to be so that the pattern would work. Then I used painters tape to tape the lines. Luckily for me the rug had lines from the weaving and so I followed them. I mixed up the paint with a little water so that it would sink into the rug easier. I used a foam brush because that is what I had on hand. A foam roller would work as well. The roller would have been faster but I liked that the foam brush could work the paint into the crevices. If I had to do it again I probably would have used both. When painting near the tape I made sure the brush did not have very much paint and I brushed away from the tape line. This helped so that it wouldn’t bleed under the tape. This was very time consuming since it was such a big rug but I love how it turned out!
*A little office update: I am slowly getting there. I had a ton of things to build from scratch so that has been a big job. I also painted the walls 3 times before I got the exact color I wanted. I just hope that it all works out the way I want so that all this hard work was worth it :) I have some fun things in store this week!!! I got some good news too that I hope I can share soon. Happy Monday!
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