How to Do a DIY Plaid Rug Makeover With Spray Paint

Revamp your living space with a creative and budget-friendly DIY rug makeover using a simple technique that adds a pop of color and personality to your room.

In this step-by-step tutorial, I'll guide you through the process of transforming a tight weave rug, such as a jute rug, into a stylish statement piece. With just a few supplies and a touch of creativity, you can achieve a customized look that suits your aesthetic.

Let's dive into the fun world of rug redesign!

Tools and materials

  • Tight Weave Rug (e.g., Jute Rug)
  • Tarp or Protective Surface
  • Painter's Tape
  • Spray Paint
  • Ruler or Measuring Tape
  • Drop Cloth or Old Sheets
Laying the rug outside

Step 1: Prepare Your Workspace

Lay your jute rug on top of a tarp or protective surface, ensuring the entire rug is flat and secured in place. If you're working indoors, consider using additional drop cloths or old sheets to safeguard surrounding areas.

Making horizontal lines with painter's tape

Step 2: Create Horizontal Lines

Using painter's tape, carefully lay out horizontal lines on the rug in one direction. You can choose to have equal spacing between each tape strip or create a pattern with varying widths. Press the tape firmly to ensure clean lines.

Rug makeover with spray paint

Step 3: Spray Paint the First Color

Apply spray paint between the taped lines. Be creative with your color choices and cover the designated areas evenly. Allow sufficient drying time before proceeding to the next step.

Removing tape for the horizontal lines

Step 4: Remove Horizontal Tape and Apply Vertical Lines

Once the first color is dry, carefully remove the horizontal painter's tape. Now, apply fresh tape to create vertical lines. Ensure that the tape lines intersect with the painted areas. This will create a visually appealing pattern.

Spray painting the rug

Step 5: Spray Paint the Second Color

Spray paint between the newly applied vertical tape lines using a complementary color. Consistency in spray paint application will contribute to a professional-looking finish.

Step 6: Let It Dry Completely

Allow the painted rug to dry thoroughly. This step is crucial to ensure the paint adheres properly to the fibers. Patience is key for achieving the best results.

Removing the tape

Step 7: Remove Vertical Tape and Finishing Touches

Once the rug is completely dry, gently remove the vertical painter's tape. If desired, apply a clear sealer to protect your design and enhance the rug's durability.

Plaid pattern on the rug
Washing machines
Rug makeover

Rug makeover

Congratulations! You've successfully transformed your plain jute rug into a personalized masterpiece that adds flair to your living space. This DIY rug makeover allows you to express your creativity and experiment with colors and patterns, turning a simple rug into a focal point of your home decor.

Enjoy the refreshed look and the satisfaction of having a unique piece that reflects your style. Leave me a comment and let me know how your rug came out.

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