Published on November 6th, 2011 | by Jules Yap


Bold painted rug

Materials: Erlsev rug, latex paint, painters tape

Description: I wanted to add a bold graphic rug to my craft room without breaking the bank. I bought an inexpensive Erlsev rug and painted a graphic pattern on it. I just used painters tape to create a design, and used regular wall paint diluted with a bit of water to paint on the pattern.

All the details are on my blog, here.

See more of the painted rug.

~ Steph @ BirdHouse, Canada

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5 Responses to Bold painted rug

  1. Anonymous says:

    I’m amazed by that white, wood, and gold cabinet in the background. Can you tell me where that’s from?!

  2. Anonymous says:

    a very great work of art . i hav one question however… does the paint come off or bleed onto socks if u walk on it ? :)

  3. Really nice work! Can’t believe you used regular wall paint to create such a beautiful design. This is a great way to get the exact design you’re looking for that’ll match the style of your furniture without spending a fortune. Great work!

  4. love this. The colors look perfect in that room.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Holy cow, that’s stunning.

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