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Published on July 7th, 2012 | by Jules Yap


ERSLEV rug gets a sunny disposition

Materials: ERSLEV Rug

Description: 1. Lay out your drop cloth first and tape to floor-should be larger than 4’7″ x 6’7″ for paint overflow from stripes

2. Lay out the rug on top & measure out your stripes (can be a little or a lot! I did mine in 1, 2, 3 & 4 inch stripes with 1 inch in between for consistency. Then tape them off with frog tape or painters tape so the paint doesn’t seep through.

3. I choose three different colours of paint – all latex – but you can use one or as many as you like. I did the yellow first then the dark grey and let it sit over night to completely dry. Then I did the lighter grey the following morning because there were less of those stripes. Total time was about 6 hours.

4. Let it sit for another few hours till it is completely dry and voila! Instant colour and designer touch added to any room!

Colours used:

Beauti-tone Natura: Best Dressed F038 (Bought)
General Paint: 8670W (Already Had)
C.I.L. Essentials: Obsidian Glass (Already Had)

~ Refresh Interiors, Squamish, BC.

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Jules Yap

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9 Responses to ERSLEV rug gets a sunny disposition

  1. aeundrw says:

    I’m just wondering what it feels like under foot? Does it still feel like a soft rug or is it more stiff? I have a five month old (yes I realize that buying a white rug with a baby was a mistake) and don’t want to do anything that would be scratchy on him.

  2. Shelley Jacobsen says:

    @madeleine @Anonymous RE:Latex Paint. My kids are teenagers, not small children as well, but all the paint used was low to no VOC, as I believe in using little to no chemical paint, and already had it all except the yellow. I find this paint to be durable and the more vibrant than a dye. I was looking for a bold look, not subtle. Thanks for looking!!

  3. Anonymous says:

    Yes, I’d like to know why LATEX paint specifically?

  4. D'artagnan says:

    Awesome, I have an older one that I was about to yardsale, but think I’ll use as a test rug with fabric paint/dye, as well as the latex.

  5. madeleine says:

    Great hack! I love how simple it is! Is there a reason why you use latex paint? I thought fabric spray paint might work as well and is a healthier version when you have kids?!

  6. mydecoreview says:

    Simple one. I think I can try out this one.

  7. Anonymous says:

    Looks great. Often on posts like this, I would like to know how it wears (perhaps you could update this post in 6 months or a year) and how does it handle spills and clean up.

  8. Anonymous says:

    Wow! This is beautiful! I REALLY want this!!

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