Painted Rug & DIY Link Party #34

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Have we mentioned that we have a crawlspace? Well, we do. And with that crawlspace comes a crawlspace door. Er, more like a trap door. Effectively a piece of plywood set into the floor.

Not very attractive.

We tried to cover it up with a rug…only to wash and dry said rug…until it shrunk too much to cover up the ugly. We went out and bought another rug…they were cheap at Ikea. This time we let the rug air dry after washing. Um, still too small. Sigh.

Time for a more permanent solution.

painted rug with title Painted Rug & DIY Link Party #34

We didn’t really want the “rug” to stand out and be all bold like. We wanted it to just be there, you know? So we taped it off and gathered some supplies.

supplies Painted Rug & DIY Link Party #34

Then we painted the whole thing with a couple of coats of the same paint colour as the wall – Wexford Fog by CIL.

one coat of paint Painted Rug & DIY Link Party #34

To get an allover pattern from one stencil, we measured and marked the centre point and started stencilling from there.

 painting steps Painted Rug & DIY Link Party #34

And now we have a painted rug that will never shrink! Ha! (Excuse the floor here, it’s the original floor that one day will be refinished and beautiful!)

painted rug finished Painted Rug & DIY Link Party #34


Here are a few of your projects from last week that we loved…

FAMILY ROOM 1 Painted Rug & DIY Link Party #34

Jen from At Home In The Northwest worked a little magic in her family room.

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Oh Korrie! You found your inner artist! Check out these knock off art canvases over at Red Hen Home!

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Shelly – you have some mad painting skills! Check ‘em out on Shizzle Design.


Now it’s your turn!!!

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Only three rules:

  1. Your project must be created by you in some way. BIG OR SMALL! Have fun!
  2. Link back to us – BY NAME IN YOUR POST – either by text or button that’s found on our sidebar.
  3. Please do not submit the same project you’ve submitted before.


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  1. says

    What a fabulous solution.

    I’m enjoying the links in your party too; lots of stuff that is not being linked up at the “usual” blogs.

    From another Canadian.

  2. how2home says

    this is such a fun project…for a second i actually thought it was a rug…but its just stenciled onto the wood floor…how long did the whole process take?

  3. says

    Great idea for the painted rug and it turned out wonderfully! I am going to try link #8 (painted door mats) from the link party. I need both a porch and deck mat so this will work perfectly!


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