Paint is a magical thing! It is such an inexpensive way to transform a space or an object. I paint pretty much anything, fabric and rugs included.
This rug is actually for the laundry room redo I did for my friend, but I can’t share it quite yet, so I staged it in my house. I am not going to lie, for more than half a second I considered keeping it. I am so happy with how it turned out! Even with having to stop and start due to filming, taking pictures, and figuring out lighting, it still only took me about 3 hours. I could have had it done in half the time without the production side of things.
The first thing you need to do is figure out a design. I doodled on a scratch paper until I came up with a design I liked.
Gather the supplies you will need. I used a ruler, painters tape, a razor blade knife, a natural fiber flat weave rug, and cardboard. I bought this rug from Wayfair but I have bought similar rugs on Amazon and from The Company Store. I shop around for a good deal ($15- $30).
Find the center of the rug and mark it with a tiny piece of tape then start taping off your design. I measured and marked a diamond onto thin cardboard and used it as a template for the center shape. Then I cut off the tip of the diamond and used it to measure and space the Vs. You may need to use the razor every once in a while to trim the tape. Don’t press too hard or you risk cutting the fibers of the rug.
Press the tape down really well with your fingers to ensure it has adhered well.
Using a foam brush, dab the paint onto the rug. Don’t add too much at a time or you risk bleeding. When don’t remove the tape before the paint dries.
This rug was a lot less complicated than the last rug I painted. Remember my painted kilim rug?
This video shows the whole process sped up to about ONE minute!
Have you ever painted fabric or a rug? If not, would you ever try?