West Elm Inspired DIY Painted Rug
I've been creating West Elm inspired home decor all summer as part of a fun series with some blog friends and today is the final project! I made a DIY Painted Rug and it's a lot easier than you might think!
I found a large area rug that I loved by West Elm but the price tag left a lot to be desired - $400! So I recreated it for a LOT less money!
I bought a large fabric drop cloth and used painter's tape and fabric paint to recreate the design and color scheme. **Tip: You can use acrylic paint mixed with fabric medium to make fabric paint, like I did!**
The combination of oranges and browns, and the modern design, is perfect for my living space and a great fall piece. Since it didn't cost much to make, I won't feel bad changing it out with the seasons!
For the full DIY with measurements for my own large rug, feel free to visit the blog. This is a great project because you can truly customize it match to your own decor.
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Ann on Oct 12, 2018
Maybe I missed it but I don't see anyone speaking about how to seal these things. I have made a few floor cloths. First I paint the Raw drop cloth with white house paint. Second I paint my design. Third I use clear coat all over it both sides. 4th I then use a butcher's wax and rub it all over the top part and buff it out. This makes it so easy to clean you can even take it outside and hose It Off ! The ones I made four or five years ago still look great! Mine were all smaller but I bought a large drop cloth planning to do this. I was trying to figure out how to do it without being on my hands and knees all the time though! Getting too old for that stuff.
Pamela on Jun 08, 2019
I love this ! My husband is a painter so he can get discounts at paint stores and Lowe's. So I hope to try this soon. Sometimes he has leftover paint from jobs so therefore I may get lucky and have very little cost in my rugs. Thanks so much for sharing and giving others inspiration..
I have a couple larger rugs with designs I would like to paint a different design so do I need to do like a primer first then the new design?
Has anyone stenciled carpet? Due to a new adorable puppy who is now 4, we have bleached out spots where I apparently did not use the proper stain remover for his accidents. We're not ready to remove the carpet until we move, which we're considering or staying. We have a waterbed which to drain and move is a pain in itself. Any suggestions?